Additive / Subtractive; Sensory Interactions Developed By a Geometric Algorithm

Additive / Subtractive; Sensory Interactions Developed By A Geometric Algorithm

The Graduate Thesis Show of Tim Vitek

November 17 - 23, 2011

Opening reception November 17, 6 - 9 p.m.

Artist Statement:

When we remove all notions of symbolism and iconography the viewer is allowed to focus on color as content and experience a visual reaction within his or her own electromagnetic spectrum.

By calculating a geometric algorithm, true gradation between colors is achieved. By incorporating an additive and subtractive method within this geometric algorithm, a unique spectrum of color is created.

Placing random color fields composed with this algorithm side by side not only combines mathematics with intuition, but develops relationships that make tangible these interior movements of color. A grid system is created and becomes not a playground but a safe house for the exchanges of color. These movements of color are visually controlled experiences that allow the viewer to absorb a continuum of color within a designed space.

Color spectrums are methodically placed to create a reaction in the mind of the viewer. The variations of color develop into patterns themselves and perform a visual rhythm within the grid system. The movements of color work in sync to create synergy. This synergy allows the colors to move freely along the grid and allows the viewer to explore these visual interactions within the confinements of their spaces.

Ways of Making: Work on paper

Michelle Grabner - Zach Mory
Allison Svoboda - Matthew Woodward

Guest Curator Elizabeth Whiting, Curator for the Union League Club of Chicago

Reception and Artists' talk: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Remarks at 7 p.m.

The "Ways of Making" exhibitions are a series of invitational art shows that focus on art making disciplines taught in the art program at GSU. By inviting professional artists to exhibit their work in our campus gallery, classroom instruction and conversations with students can be energized in new ways, and our GSU community can enjoy interacting with excellent art.

Janice Pratt "Nature Orchestrated" Graduate exhibition

Janice Pratt
Graduate Exhibition
Nature Orchestrated
October 3, - November 11, 2011

The Art on Campus program is activating wall spaces on campus with student, alumni, and community artwork. During Fall Semester 2011,
A graduate thesis exhibition will be featured: Janice Pratt “Nature Orchestrated”. Exhibit will occupy across campus to enjoy the full effect of this artists’ work. Because this gallery is located in the public areas at GSU, the exhibit can be viewed any time the campus is open.