at Roman Susan, Chicago, IL. April 14- May 5
Walking into Roman Susan, it is hard not to look askance. The walls ask you oblique questions. The whole place is a wedge that you are wedged into: the corner of a building that is a large triangular prism interrupting the city’s block-logic.
This installation project -isms the prism to see just how the colors, axioms, molecules, and categories scatter forth. Reflection on refractions of light and genealogy, music and materiality.
>>> GALLERY VIEWS floorplan guide
>>> SCATTERINGS (photographs features within the exhibition)
P R I S M
from Ancient Greek prisma: "something sawed" prizein: "to saw, to be cut in pieces."
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A solid geometric figure whose two ends are similar, equal, & parallel rectilinear figures, with sides as parallelograms.
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A glass or other transparent object in the form of a prism,especially one that is triangular with refracting surfaces that separate white
light into a spectrum of colors.
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Used to refer to the clarification or distortion afforded by a particular viewpoint.
Three notions of prism bring their own -isms:
one fills space geometrically,
the other splits light incrementally,
and the last warps the weft of subjectivity.
Let us -ism the prism -
red, yellow, blue
shape, bias, hue...
sound, color, view.