Reference Material for Complex System with Helena Kuappila

Reference Material for Complex System with Helena Kuappila

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

· 765 Washington St, New York, NY 10014

In a show specifically designed for CoWorker Projects, artist Helena Kauppila explores how the mind responds to statistical fractals and hypothesizes about how this applies to painting. The project grew out of a series of paintings borrowing ideas from complexity theory, random processes, and readings on the effect of fractal-like images on the mind. The installation includes a video projection of Reference Material for Complex System alongside a stop motion clip the-making-of Complex System (66 x 72 inches, oil on canvas). A selection of smaller paintings from the series will be hung on the walls.

Helena Kauppila is a visual artist living and working in New York City. Her passion for art evolved from her studies in pure mathematics. She graduated with a B.S. in Mathematics from the California Institute of Technology and holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Columbia University. Helena believes that the functions of mathematics and art are essentially complementary and remains actively involved in teaching mathematics while focusing on her art. She is the recipient of the 2010-2011 Reginald Marsh and Meyers Marsh Scholarship at the Art Students League of New York. To learn more about Helena Kauppila, please visit her website helenakauppila.com. Reference Material for Complex System will be on view at CoWorker Projects at Entwine, 765 Washington Street, on Thursday November 21st, from 7-10pm. Also on view upstairs at Entwine are paintings by Brooklyn based artist Rob Weingartvisit his website.