Monday, September 1, 2014

Last Call: Oakes Twins at the Museum of Math through September 14th; Artists' Talk on September 10th

Ryan and Trevor Oakes, Flatiron Building, drawing on curved canvas

Labor Day 2014 is finally here.  The "official" end of summer and several important exhibitions as well: Futurism at the Guggenheim, Degenerate Art at the Neue Galerie and Lucas Samaras at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.   

However, there are still wonderful exhibitions still open, which I recommended a few weeks ago.

One show I neglected to mention is Compounding Vision: The Art of Ryan and Trevor Oakes curated by Lawrence Weschler, at the Museum of Math, 11 East 26th Street, near Madison Square Park, closing on Sunday, September 14, 2014.

Ryan and Trevor Oakes, Frac, pipe cleaners

I discovered the extraordinary Oakes' works at the Brucennial 2012 and then again at Pulse [art fair] this year in the House of the Nobleman booth, where John J. McGurck kindly walked me through the various examples on site and the process.  Astounding and captivating.  

Rather than try to explain their concepts in print, allow me to introduce you to Ryan and Trevor Oakes in a video made for The New York Times and in another one made for TEDx talk at Cooper Union.  For more information on the Oakes background, please read the reviews in the NYT and Huffington Post as well as visit their website.  

Ryan and Trevor Oakes will give a talk about their work at the Museum of Math on Wednesday, September 10th at 5:30 to 7:00 pm (tickets on sale through Museum of Math website).  A closing reception will take place on Thursday, September 11th, 6:00 to 8:00 pm (open to the public).

Catch this fabulous show while you can - and discover the Museum of Math too. 

(New York Arts Exchange Tours and Study Group calendar now available on our website.)

Happy Labor Day,
Beth New York

aka Beth S. Gersh-Nesic, Ph.D.
New York Arts Exchange

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