IN THE BEGINNING / END-STATES

Curated with Thomas Arnold
May 15 - June 21, 2014
IN THE BEGINNING / END-STATES

Cory Arcangel
Alice Aycock
Ross Bleckner
Iran do Espírito Santo
Anthony McCall
Adam McEwen
Aleksandra Mir
Taryn Simon
Keith Sonnier

May 15 - June 21, 2014

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.