Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Strange Readings at G Fine Art.

I hope to see you at the opening of my solo exhibition Strange Readings at G Fine Art in Washington DC on September 11 at 6:30 PM. This show includes three videos done in collaboration with physicists Maxime Clusel and Eric Corwin. To read an essay by José Ruiz about this work, please see the press release here; and for more details see below!

September 11 – October 16 2010
Opening reception Saturday September 11, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

G Fine Art is pleased to present Julia Oldham’s newest body of work Fundamental Constants (2010-present), seen here through three single-channel videos and recorded in and around her studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn, focuses on recreating historical physics experiments and theories with common materials and a DIY sensibility. The original experiments/theories were conceived to measure the fundamental constants of the universe as well as to test various quantum theories. What this research yielded, some of it dating back to the end of the 18th Century, was the principal groundwork for the language of physics that future physicists would expand upon until today. In each of the artist’s adaptations, the experiment’s tools, the act of determining data, and the end results fluidly embellish a sense of play that unbalances the standards of these scientific citations.

Gallery hours: Wednesday – Saturday 12 – 6 pm

T 202 462 1601

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