Vantage Points

Date(s) - 04/28/2023 - 08/27/2023
12:00 am

Wood Street Galleries


This exhibition brings together two works, “Present Shock” and “Vanishing Point 3:1 #3”, both concerned with perspective and perception and how we experience and try to make sense of the world around us.

“Present Shock” draws inspiration from the 1970 book Future Shock written by futurist Alvin Toffler (1928-2016). Future Shock explores the psychological state of individuals and entire societies as they experience rapid change. “Present Shock” is an installation that confronts the viewer with a barrage of statistical clocks representing real-time information about the world — from life-changing global events to the banal trivia of everyday existence — highlighting how the speed and volume of data that present new challenges to our limited cognitive apparatus.

The multimedia “Vanishing Point 3:1 #3” plays with the rhythm of proportions, the harmony of form, and the interaction of color in an improvisational meditation on perception. A rule-based system endlessly assembles and re-assembles fundamental elements into new abstract formations and harmonic sequences, producing novel compositions in a collaboration between man and machine. Light itself becomes an instrument here as color frequencies are expressed through corresponding sounds.

Admission is free. Presented in conjunction with the Three Rivers Arts Festival, a 10-day celebration each June of visual and performing arts produced by the nonprofit Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and primarily sponsored by local financial firm Dollar Bank.

601 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States