May 15 — June 21, 2014
Cory Arcangel
Alice Aycock
Ross Bleckner
Iran do Espírito Santo
Anthony McCall
Adam McEwen
Aleksandra Mir
Taryn Simon
Keith Sonnier

NEW YORK — Sgorbati Projects is pleased to present In The Beginning / End-States a group exhibition based loosely around physical processes associated with the birth and death of stars. The exhibition explores the psychological and emotional impact of artworks that, through concept or formal material qualities, hint at larger, elemental phenomena. 

Fields such as astronomy, cosmology, and theoretical physics have advanced an understanding of the universe that is incongruous with everyday human observation—our terrestrial experiences limit our perception of the universe we inhabit. Artworks in the exhibition comment directly on our cognitive relationship with these forces or manipulate mass, density, color, light, and space to render for the viewer a transportive experience.

The exhibition includes compelling works in diverse media by Cory Arcangel, Alice Aycock, Ross Bleckner, Iran do Espírito Santo, Anthony McCall, Adam McEwen, Aleksandra Mir, Taryn Simon, and Keith Sonnier.

In The Beginning / End-States was curated in collaboration with Thomas Arnold.

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Cory Arcangel
Photoshop CS: 30 by 40 inches, 300 DPI, RGB, square pixels, default gradient 'Blue, Red, Yellow', mousedown y=3500 x=10180, mouseup y=3500 x=10500, 2013
30 x 40 Inches
Keith Sonnier
Perforated Shelf IV,1990
58 x 31 x 6 Inches
Plate glass, aluminum, neon (red, yellow, blue)
Aleksandra Mir
The Dream and The Promise, 2008
17 x 13.5 Inches
paper collage on board
Alice Aycock
Things Pass By in the Night: Murmuration 4 (from the continuing series On the Starry Night), 2009
60 x 60 Inches
Ink, gouache, and colored pencil on paper
Iran do Espírito Santo
Untitled (Keyhole), 2004
17.5 x 7.9 x 7.9 Inches
stainless steel
Ross Bleckner
Untitled, 2014
60 x 60 Inches
oil on linen
Anthony McCall
Between You and I : Stills at two-minute intervals, 2006
14 x 11 Inches (each)
suite of 18 Xeroxographic carbon prints on paper
Adam McEwen
Soy Sauce, 2012
5.75 x 2.5 x 2.5 Inches
edition of 20
Taryn Simon
Black Square XIV, The Average Color of The Universe. Two scientists at Johns Hopkins University computed the average response of the human eye to all the optical wavelengths of light in the local volume of the Universe. The result—assuming an observer sees all light in the Universe simultaneously and in a static state—was a beigeish white, with a hexidecimal RGB value of #FFF8E7., 2013
31 1/2 x 31 1/2 inches
edition of 5