A Geometric Mind: Work by Emily Burgess & Alex Handin

Feb 4, 2010

burgess-circumAbstract art often relies on geometry to create complex emotional experiences. In order to capture music visually, these photographs rely on geometric perspectives to suggest the presence of an audience. Each photograph conveys the intimate performer-listener relationship through geometric abstractions of subject and atmosphere.

Geometry also provides the groundwork for impulsivity in these paintings and sculptures. While geometric form provides structure, the flexibility of artistic medium offers a sense of nuance to each piece. The fluidity of paint, for example, is crossed with hard-edged geometric shapes, while fiber, fabric and smooth arcs soften sharp steel sculptures.

– Emily Burgess, class of ’10, and Alex Handin, class of ’10

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