Kasa Gallery E-scapes Exhibition

Sabanci University Kasa Gallery is proud to announce its new exhibition E-Scapes which will feature the works of Jane Prophet and Paul Catanese. The opening for the E-scapes exhibition will be at Kasa Gallery, located in Sabanci University Karaköy Communication Center on February 7, 2012 at 18:00.

In this portfolio of images exhibited at E-Scapes, Jane Prophet takes previously completed art works and re-evaluates them as explorations of structure. Prophet uses innovative media combined with a traditional aesthetics, to address issues related to the use of scientific methods and technologies in creating art. This can be seen in her use of elements derived from fractal mathematics to the treatment of politics of landscape. She demonstrates through her works, which exist in a variety of forms, the ability to fascinate the audience with innovative aesthetics.

Jane Prophet is Professor of Art and Interdisciplinary Computing at Goldsmiths College. Her research interests span Art, Computer Science, Digital Humanities and Technology. Recent works include The Withdrawing Room, a series of laser cut dictionaries for Samuel Johnson’s House (2009); (Trans)Plant, 2008, a kinetic aluminum sculpture based on the structure of a plant; Counterbalance, 2007, a light based installation commissioned for a flood plain in Australia and Souvenir of England, 2007, a preserved apple tree covered in black velvet flocking and displayed in a giant snow dome. She works in London and the US east coast, where she has recently relocated her studio.

Paul Catanese, who is the other artist presented in E-Scapes, will be exhibiting his work “Visible from Space” in Kasa Gallery. Research and development for ‘Visible from Space’ was supported by a month-long residency in June 2010 at the Goldwell Open Air Museum, just outside of Death Valley.

Paul Catanese is a hybrid media artist, Associate Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary Arts at Columbia College Chicago and the President of the New Media Caucus, a College Art Association Affiliate Society. His artwork has been exhibited widely including at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, SFMOMA Artist’s Gallery, La Villette-Numerique and Stuttgarter Filmwinter among others. Paul is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including commissions for the creation of new artwork from Turbulence.org as well as Rhizome.org. Find out more about Catanese’s work at http://www.paulcatanese.com/.

This exhibition was first launched as part of the exhibition program of Leonardo Electronic Almanac (ISAST, Leonardo) Digital Media Exhibition Plaform under curatorship of Senior Curators Lanfranco Aceti & Christiane Paul and Curator Vince Dziekan. 

Exhibition Dates: 1 February – 1 March 2012
Opening Cocktail: 7 February 2012 at 18:00
Address: Kasa Galeri Sabancı Üniversitesi Karaköy İletişim Merkezi Bankalar Caddesi No: 2 Karaköy İstanbul

 
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