Purple Art

[March 18 2014]

Hannah Whitaker “Cold wave” at M+B, Los Angeles

Cold Wave” expands on Whitaker’s interest in the Austrian logician Kurt Gödel who introduced the notion of unknowability to mathematics, a field often characterized by certainty. His ideas problematized early 20th century philosophical claims to truth and knowledge, a dialectic inherent to the medium of photography. Whitaker’s interest in Gödel led her to think of the film plane as a formal system—a set of limited variables and operations. The results establish repetitious motifs that occur both within a single image and across multiple photographs.The exhibition runs from March 15 to April 26 at M+B, North Almont drive, Los Angeles. Photo Brad Elterman

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