January 15 - February 17, 2002
nubo wave map (space) bubble includes paintings by Scott Anderson, Adelheid Mers and Sang-ah Choi, kinetic sculpture by Jeff Carter, a video installation by Susan Giles, and a collaborative work by Carter and Giles.
The name of the show is an arrangement of single words drawn from titles of each artist's work; these sounds and letter-shapes evoke a shifting, curved, linguistically playful space that relates to certain formal and contextual elements apparent in the work.
Scott Anderson's intricately composed and vividly colored canvases, titled in Esperanto (a failed universal language), consist of congealed microcosmic realities reflecting suburban dystopia. Mimicking both corporate presentation charts and diagrams on theories of knowledge, Adelheid Mers' banner-sized digital paintings are arch taxonomies based on her readings from Dewey to McLuhan. Jeff Carter's kinetic sculptures track movement and interval in nature-—from the ephemeral lighting patterns of fireflies to the slower, cyclical motion of bamboo rustling in the wind. With a high-gloss finish resembling ceramic tile, Sang-ah Choi's paintings ricochet between ancient art and animé, art and decoration, while addressing the curious relationship between Eastern and Western standards of beauty. By stripping away descriptive content, Susan Giles' videos Um, (space), and Vagueness call our attention to the facial expressions, breathing patterns, mouth shapes, and non-verbal utterances that shape meaning in everyday speech.