In this moment of overwhelming election season stupidity, when so much of the media we encounter every day is message-manipulated nonsense, let us refresh the senses with some blessed higher-thinking abstraction. Color stimulates the mind. An orange circle, a deep green stripe. New Geometries, opening tonight (reception 6-8 pm) at the Fleisher/Ollman, provides an aesthetic sanctuary that hits the reset button in just the right way. The exhibit even has a little accompanying publication to take home with you.
These multimedia artworks offer “another take on contemporary artists engaging with abstraction: an abstraction that is of the world, not just of the market. The work is geometric in nature and takes its cues from Constructivism, Suprematism, and Latin American modernism—art movements that came into being in order to address the radical changes of the modern era, be they political, social, visual, or otherwise.”
Artists featured in the exhibition include Martha Clippinger, Gianna Commito, Diena Georgetti, Jeffrey Gibson, Eamon Ore-Giron, and former Space 1026-er Clare Rojas. New Geometries runs from September 15 thru November 12.
(Image credits after the jump.)