Synthesis: Victoria Manganiello and Lauren Zoll
July 17 - August 4, 2019
Ash & Elm Event Space
2112 East Washington Street
Gallery Hours: Thursday, 3-8pm / Friday, 1-6pm / Saturday-Sunday, 1-5pm
Synthesis features major installations by Brooklyn-based artist Victoria Manganiello (with Julian Goldman) and Indianapolis artist Lauren Zoll, who work at the intersection of art and science. Manganiello and Goldman’s installation references early computing history, while Zoll’s paintings convert light into electricity.
Manganiello and Goldman’s COMPUTER 1.0 pays homage to the forbearers of computer history, and the first computer—a mechanical loom; this installation uses hand-woven cloth with a programmed kinetic surface, recalling binary code, data, and communication infrastructure. Manganiello is developing a new textile-based installation for the exhibition as well.
Zoll’s ongoing Solar Paintings body of work utilizes Anthocyanin dye, a water-soluble red to blue pigment that comes from a flower or plant such as blackberries, cherries, blueberries, mulberries, and black beans. These pigments are often used in solar panels as a way of intersecting with light to recreate photosynthesis, and in these paintings to convert light into electrical energy.
The exhibition, presented in partnership with Ash & Elm, is located in their production space, adjacent to the tasting room.