Jennifer Rose Sciarrino: Patterned Recognition
June 21 July 19, 2014
Opening reception and publication launch: Saturday, June 21, 2:00 -5:00 p.m.
Artist in attendance
The Daniel Faria Gallery is pleased to present Patterned Recognition, Jennifer Rose Sciarrinos second solo exhibition with the gallery. The opening reception will launch 2015-06-21 - 2025-06-21, a new publication by the artist.
Patterned Recognition continues Sciarrinos use of materially rigorous language. With an interest in the complexity of ones understanding of objects, materials, textures and surfaces, a combination of sculpture and image-making through digital means is used to envisage possibilities and to also propose variations of how one perceives the 3D modeled world.
A modular installation consisting of tables fills the gallery space, organized similar to a sterile working environment. Resting on the tables, plaster sculptures shaped through a CNC process emerge from underneath printed fabric. The fabric hugs the sculptures, superimposing images and patterns onto the surface of the plaster, thereby performing the function of texture mapping in a 3D modeling program.
Modeling programs have the ability to create a subtle science fiction. Objects can be imagined and designed to such detail that they can be understood easily in the physical world, although the space-time relationship is not the same. The method of adding detail and texture to 3D rendered objects has become polished and proficient to the point that a material's characteristics look, sound and act like its archetype. The project considers a variety of materials and processes in order to carry out an investigation of ones understanding of differing items and how we impose value onto them based on our economy, culture or experience.
Publication: 2015-06-21 - 2025-06-21
2015-06-21 2025-06-21 is a new book work charting the movement of the sun on June 21, the longest day of the year in Toronto, Canada, from 2015 to 2025. Images of the sky are generated through 3D modeling software. The images are then brought to a colour halftone, or basic CMYK colours. Each spread depicts a successive hour in the 24-hours of the day, making the experience of time's passage tangible.
Modeling software is designed to be both specific and ambiguous in relation to time and location, depending on a user's needs. Using scientific fact, it can forecast the earth's rotation around the sun and, in turn, the characteristics of the sky at specific times in specific locations. With this prediction and comprehension of the future, we can experience objects and art works as they would look in daylight in a distinct place which could be a sharpened way to participate in the future of object making.
The relationship that human experience has with time is inherently obsessive, undeniable and absolute. Time feels multiple, accumulated, unceasing and simultaneously unstable. The book will exist in the future, present-future and past-present-future all at once ... and will eventually become a depiction of the past.
Jennifer Rose Sciarrino b. 1983 lives and works in Toronto, Canada. She attained her BFA in 2006 at the School of Image Arts, Ryerson University. Sciarrinos work has been included in numerous group shows, including trans/FORM at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art 2012 and To What Earth Does this Sweet Cold Belong? at the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery 2011. In 2012 Canadian Art magazine editor Rick Rhodes curated her work in Aerials, a series of exhibitions and artist talks during Art Toronto. Most recently her work was included in More Than Two Let It Make Itself at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Volumes: Works in Paper at the Burnaby Art Gallery, Canada, and Whos afraid of Purple, Orange and Green? at Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Canada. Sciarrino was one of the recipients of the 2013 Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts Artist Prize.
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