ambiguous: loss & interference

 

January 12th - march 11th

The link between science and art is apparent in the work of Laura and Nathan Kent. The complexity of the process and the overall aesthetic of the pieces are reminiscent to the imagery one might find by looking through a microscope.

The artists use pattern to invoke questions about reality, and provide visual representation of the human ability to control information processing. Both work on a large-scale, but the achromatic drawings complement in juxtaposition the intensely colored paintings. The voids created within the dark blue canvases parallel the stark white backgrounds within the drawings. Seemingly, both artists experiment with the idea of absence. Therefore, the large works within the same setting enrich the experience of the viewer.  

This new year, [Artspace] at UNTITLED presents “Ambiguous: Loss + Interference” created by Nathan and Laura Kent. This exhibition communicates the link between science and art. The artists use pattern to invoke questions about reality and provide visual representation of the human ability to control information processing and experiment with the idea of absence. 

In Laura Kent’s mixed media of large-scale colorful canvases, you’ll find the layering chalk and acrylic washes form a complex visual line network, which produce a feeling that represents both having and losing the ability to experience reality. With Nathan Kent’s concept of “void” as a way to communicate the absence of knowledge in his drawings, they come together as a structure of existence, that is based on information, is in a constant state of flux.