PRISMISMS

2018

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." 

 - 1 -

A solid geometric figure whose two ends are similar, equal,  & parallel rectilinear figures, with sides as parallelograms.

 

   - 2 -  

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.

 

  - 3 -  

Used to refer to the clarification or distortion afforded by a particular viewpoint.

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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 -

axiomatic

erratic

chromatic  

red, yellow, blue

shape, bias, hue...

                                                                                                     sound, color, view.