Photographer Pierre Carreau captures the perfect shots of cresting waves. Carreau is able to document the beautiful light and shadows that shine along the surface of the water, producing what appear to be delicate pieces of glass that viewers will want to reach out and touch.
Ausgehend von der Abkürzung der “Städelschule Architectur Class”, fokussiert das Logo auf den alphabetischen Charakter SAC. Der Abstraktion folgend, ergeben die einzelnen Buchstaben eine grafische Konstruktion. Diese Konstrukte basieren auf Teilung eines spezifischen Raums, der zur Positionierung der pragmatischen Information notwenig ist. Die einzelnen Teile werden als verschieden verlaufende Felder mit einem Maximum an möglichen Variationen verwendet, die logische Lichtparameter ignorieren.
Google Translate: Starting from the abbreviation of “Staedelschule Architectur Class” focuses the logo on the alphabetic character SAC. Following the abstraction, the single letters a graphical construction. These constructs are based on dividing a specific area which is required for positioning of pragmatic information. The individual parts are used with a maximum as different gradient fields of possible variations, ignore logical lighting parameters.
Mary’s prints and paintings resonate with so many other things that I am looking at online: data visualizations and information graphics, Modernist painting, and resurgences of photo-realistic and illustrative painting as well. I am particularly struck by the relationships in these images between the natural and the artificial, the figurative and the abstract, and the balance of thought and feeling. This balance is reminiscent of my own feelings about the Internet and the “wildness” of its networks. It seems perfectly appropriate that I would first see these images on the web instead of in the more controlled space of a gallery.
Iverson’s shipping containers can be seen as metonymic stand-ins for a whole system of distribution for objects that we deal with every day. These paintings, until recently, left us with little clue of what they might contain. They are like scientific conceptual “black-boxes” which are put into place to sidestep our actual material understanding. We might see these containers on a dock or train and have only a vague sense of what they may contain or how those materials might be used. This parallels directly with the distribution of data on the net. The analog and digital worlds of things echo each other.