OWEN SCHUH

unfolding a cube, 2018 Oct

oil and graphite on panel

70.87h x 106.30w in
180h x 270w cm

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OWEN SCHUH

notebook #5, 2018

graphite and colored pencil on moleskine notebook

7.48h x 9.84w in
19h x 25w cm

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OWEN SCHUH

Diatom Study Blue and Orange, 2018 April

graphite, colored pencil, silverpoint on paper

14.17h x 14.17w in
36h x 36w cm

OS124

OWEN SCHUH

First three contiguous cuts along the edge of a cube, 2018

graphite and gouache on graphe paper

11.42h x 16.54w in
29h x 42w cm

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OWEN SCHUH

first three cuts (study)

graphite and gouache on graph paper

11.42h x 16.54w in
29h x 42w cm

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OWEN SCHUH

four and five cuts (along the edges of a cube), 2018

graphite and gouache on graph paper

11.42h x 16.54w in
29h x 42w cm

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OWEN SCHUH

study for 3-cut 6-cuts, 2018

Graphite and colored pencil on graphing paper

11.42h x 16.54w in
29h x 42w cm

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OWEN SCHUH

Unfolding a Cube - General structure (color), 2018

wax transfer and watercolor on paper

12.60h x 12.60w in
32h x 32w cm

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OWEN SCHUH

Study for unfolding a cube: 3 and 4 cuts, 2018

watercolor and graphite on paper

14.17h x 14.17w in
36h x 36w cm

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OWEN SCHUH

cut 4 and 5 (unfolding a cube), 2018

Oil and graphite on canvas on panel

23.62h x 23.62w in
60h x 60w cm

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(detail) 

OWEN SCHUH

cut 4 and 5 (unfolding a cube), 2018

Oil and graphite on canvas on panel

23.62h x 23.62w in
60h x 60w cm

OS121

ChaShaMa (Space to Present) @ 7 East 14th St

OWEN SCHUH: UNFOLDING A CUBE

presented by Silas von Morisse

October 27 - November 24, 2018 (Opening Sat Oct 27, 5 - 8 PM)

 

Silas von Morisse is pleased to present the second solo exhibition of artist Owen Schuh, UNFOLDING A CUBE. The exhibition features new works by the artistOwen Schuh draws his inspiration from mathematical rules, algorithms and complex organic systems. In particular, he is fascinated by simple sets of well-defined rules that generate unexpectedly intricate and nuanced structures. 

 

OWEN SCHUH UNFOLDING A CUBE,  is a visual investigation of different methods and orders for unfolding a simple form, the cube: 3 dimensions, 6 facets, 8 vertices and 12 edges become one surface of varying configurations. These eleven ‘nets’ of a cube are typically represented in Tetris-like diagrams in geometry. However, the paintings and drawings use these ‘nets’ as a starting point to visually explore the interrelatedness and extra-linguistic meaning of all possible futures, together.

 

Dürer’s conjecture describes that a convex three-dimensional figure, cut along its edges and unfolded, can be flattened without overlapping upon itself. A simple thing gets simpler, no plot-twists. Fascinatingly, seven cuts from form to flat manifest unexpectedly elaborate shared and divergent fates, and illuminating them gets exponentially more complicated, especially once you start distinguishing between right and left hand, and coloring the faces of the cube, etc. Much as Sol Lewitt’s Incomplete Open Cubes demonstrates, the iterative exploration of these ‘unfoldings’ can lead us to even further considerations, where we are able to creatively study and marvel at not only the elegant numerations, but also the relationships between each of the possibilities. All futures witnessed simultaneously, time compressed and experience expanded. Unending complexity birthed from simple methods and straightforward actions.

 

Schuh's work seeks to illuminate the entwining relations between embodied mind, mathematics, and the physical world. His artwork is structured by mathematical functions and iterations, which though relatively simple in nature yield outcomes of surprising organic complexity. In each piece the artist strives to manifest phenomena unique to the interaction between the physical medium and the logical structure.

Schuh's work is painstakingly created by hand, with pencils, paint, a compass and at most the aid of a pocket calculator. 

 

 

Oct 27 - Nov 24, 2018

 

ChaShaMa (Space to Present)

7 East 14th Street 

New York City, NY 10003

 

Open hours 

Wednesday: 11am - 6pm
Thurday: 11am - 6pm
Friday: 11am - 6pm
Saturday: 11am - 6pm 

 

Opening Reception
Saturday October 27, 2018 - 5:00pm-8:00pm

 

 

 

Press

CHASHAMA (Space to Present) @ 7 East 14th St OWEN SCHUH UNFOLDING A CUBE
WALL STREET INTERNATIONAL OWEN SCHUH