Radiator Gallery is pleased to present HEAT CHAOS RESISTANCE – IT’S TIME TO LIVE IN THE SCATTERED SUN, featuring prints and drawings by twelve contemporary artists (Maximus Clarke, Peggy Cyphers, Stefan Eins, Alyssa E. Fanning, Nancy Goldring, Alexander Heir, Nick Kline, Mike McLean, Gary Petersen, James Siena, Michael Taussig, Lisa Walker).
The print is a medium with a history of sociopolitical content and context, and a potential to translate our current state of despair into visible forms of protest and empowerment, to spread awareness, and to reflect, teach and heal. The works here range from anti-war digital prints and posters, to screen prints exploring reconciliation between the spirit and physical worlds, and from pigment prints inspired by news photographs of people in disastrous situations, to zines documenting a generation’s battle with the War on Terror.
Maximus Clarke’s triptych of digital C-prints is from his PER SPECULUM IN ÆNIGMATE series, a response to revelations of illegal government surveillance. An encrypted email message, unreadable by the artist, has been transformed into a QR code grid, and overlaid on an anaglyph stereo photo of a female figure. This 3-panel group shows the process in reverse: the composited image, the code, and the encrypted text. The woman glimpsed “through a glass darkly” seems to sublimate into a residue of data.
HEAT CHAOS RESISTANCE – IT’S TIME TO LIVE IN THE SCATTERED SUN is on view at Radiator Gallery in Queens, New York, from October 25 through November 15, 2013.