Artwork in the Nancy Toomey Fine Art Beauty in Lockdown Catalogue

MARIA PARK, Stack, 2018
Acrylic on Plexiglas, Mounted on High-density EPS, 36 x 30 Inches

Maria Park’s Stack, which depicts a stack of sliced bread, refers to both data structures and to layering as an analog to the sedimentation of tacit knowledge and formal instruction. This work is part of Park’s ongoing exploration of elemental components of life in a technological society, which also includes work on the OCR-A alphabet, book titles, and on minerals, crystals, and elements from the periodic table. Her work examines ways that technology intervenes in our participation in the world, and explores human presence and agency within a media-reliant society… More »

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Thoughts on Lockdown

Images of some recent work which explores various elements, minerals and crystals as prototypes of material intelligence and Mumfordian “technics,” referring to the relationship between the social environment and the evolution of technologies. Fluorite, Jasper and Pyrite (Fool’s Gold). They are reverse painted on plexiglas.

One of the ways we have been coping with the situation surrounding covid-19 is to take daily walks. A favorite place is the Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca–no walk there has been the same as each time it presents more evidence of spring, and now summer. The last image is from March 17, the two others from today (June 24).



Exhibition at Nancy Toomey Fine Art
Training Setting – February 24 to April 4, 2018



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