Edge of Chaos

Sharon Switzer

October 28, 2017 – April 21, 2018

Golden Egg, Sharon Switzer, 2017

Switzer, Sharon

Golden Egg, 2017

archival pigment print

19 x 20 in.

Effusion, Sharon Switzer, 2017

Switzer, Sharon

Effusion, 2017

digital video loop

16:00 (sixteen minutes)

Cloud Explosion 2, Sharon Switzer, 2017

Switzer, Sharon

Cloud Explosion 2, 2017

archival pigment print

37 x 48 in.

Edge of Chaos, Sharon Switzer, 2017

Switzer, Sharon

Edge of Chaos, 2017

digital video loop

16:00 (sixteen minutes)

Cloud Explosion 1, Sharon Switzer, 2017

Switzer, Sharon

Cloud Explosion 1, 2017

archival pigment print

37 x 48 in.

Corkin Gallery is pleased to present Edge of Chaos, a solo exhibition by Sharon Switzer.

 

Switzer's artistic practice has long explored digital media. She is not invested in these technologies for their own sake, but instead finds ways to personalize commercial applications, ‘misusing’ them for her own purposes.

Edge of Chaos includes semi-generative videos and still images that Switzer created "in collaboration with" her computer. Each moment in the work is the result of a choice between many options for creating and transforming individual particles – each of which has an effect on how the algorithms function. This method is slow and painstaking, but also surprising and often magical.