Time: May 21, 2010 at 6pm to June 11, 2010 at 7pm
Location: Mighty Tanaka Gallery
Street: 68 Jay St., Suite 416
Website or Map: http://www.mightytanaka.com
Event Type: opening
Organized By: Alex Emmart
Latest Activity: May 5, 2010
BABEL CODE : OSMOTIC TRANSMISSIONS,
ART FROM THE MINDS OF AVOID PI & INFINITY
• Location: Mighty Tanaka Studio in D.U.M.B.O
• Opening Reception: May 21st – 6:00pm to 9:00pm
• Duration: May 21st - Jun 11th, 2010
• Cost: FREE
• Contact: Mighty Tanaka , ALEX@MIGHTYTANAKA.COM
• Promotional Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnXZV8_YsaA
Thought provoking Street Artists AVOID pi & infinity team up for their first duo show together entitled Babel Code. Peering through a semiotic Petri dish intermixed with sub-conscious communication, Babel Code uses primitive and mystical sources as well as runic references, which charges the works of art with a power and energy beyond the objects themselves.
Babel Code challenges the viewer to reconsider the basic notions of communication and cultural mutation, while providing a closer look into the artist’s own techniques of non-verbal interactions. Building upon a symbolic language shared by both artists, their influences range from a resonance of mixed signals and errant transmissions.
Their symbolism ranges from introverted Platonic deliberation and chemical structures to numerology and DNA; anything and everything from hobo marks and astronomy to grammar diagrams and physics equations.
About the Artists
AVOID pi was born the year IBM released the Personal Computer. He was raised in South Carolina, on a diet of freight trains, deep forests, punk rock, and DIY. He moved to the coast on the eve of the millennium to study both graffiti and philosophy among the flooded streets of Charleston. In 2006, he moved to New York in order to interact on a global stage. He is working on a language of abstractions in the public space, as well as empowering the political potentialities of graffiti. HTTP://WWW.AVOIDPI.COM
infinity was born in 1962 in the Midwest. His family moved to Manhattan in 1970. Obsessions with comic books, heavy metal, and graffiti eventually embraced studies in expressionism, semiotics, and the sciences. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin at River Falls in 1986 and The School of Visual Arts in 1989. He has followed an erratic career path, but always continued his aesthetic and scholarly research.
Friday, May 21, 2010 – 6:00PM-9:00PM, and closing June 11, 2010
68 Jay St., Suite 416 (F Train to York St.)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Hours: M-F 12PM to 7PM, weekends by appointment only