15 September 2015

Fractal Variations

Open today at Gay Islands Resort is Fractal Variations, an exhibition of recent works by Gem Preiz, who is noted for his often impressively dramatic large-scale installations of fractal images. Here, fifteen artworks — seven square images on the gallery's lower floor, and eight circular images on the upper floor — are presented in more human proportions, not unlike what one might experience in a typical real life gallery.

The fascinating square images on the lower floor suggest other worlds: three-dimensional by perspective, they appear to be floating in space, as if we could venture toward them, explore all sides and even interiors. By contrast, the round and essentially symmetrical fractals upstairs are more abstract and decidedly two-dimensional, though no less pleasing to the eye. Fractal Variations continues through October.

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