Comments/Context: Jessica Eaton's layered, experimental geometries and additive color studies delve into the deep artistic traditions of the elemental cube and square, using complex photographic techniques to echo and reinterpret visual motifs from the masters of minimalist/abstract painting and sculpture. Her works reconsider nested Albers squares and stacked LeWitt cubes using the tools of multiple exposure photography, generating compositions with new degrees of aesthetic freedom.
While Ion Zupcu has explored some of the same visual territory (albeit in a monochrome palette), I think Eaton's successes are found her ability to extend the abstractions beyond a simple series of cubes, to let the ghosted forms intermingle and unravel a bit, and where the color theory gets more complicated and contradictory. While there is certainly technical mastery evident in her photographic recreation of an Albers, I was most excited to see Eaton's original point of view come through more clearly in the highly splintered and deconstructed forms.
Rating: * (one star) GOOD (rating system described here)
- Artist tumblr (here)
Through December 17th
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