OWEN SCHUH

Unfolding a Cube, 2018 Oct

oil and graphite on wood panel

70.87h x 106.30w x 2d in
180h x 270w x 5.08d cm

OS125

(detail) 

OWEN SCHUH

Unfolding a Cube, 2018 (Oct)

oil and graphite on wood panel

70.87h x 106.30w x 2d in
180h x 270w x 5.08d cm

OS125

(detail) 

OWEN SCHUH

Unfolding a Cube, 2018 (Oct)

oil and graphite on wood panel

70.87h x 106.30w x 2d in
180h x 270w x 5.08d cm

OS125

OWEN SCHUH

cut 4 and 5 (unfolding a cube), 2018

Oil and graphite on panel made of cradled birch plywood with spruce; side surface is pva on linen with oil ground

23.62h x 23.62w x 1.75d in
60h x 60w x 4.45d cm

OS121

(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

OWEN SCHUH

3-Cube 6-Cuts, 2017

Oil, Graphite, Silverpoint, Gold, Copper and Silver Leaf, on Linen on Panel

42.52h x 42.52w in
108h x 108w cm

OS102

OWEN SCHUH

Relation between Partial and Complete Cube unfolding adding or subtracting one edge out, 2017

14h x 14w in
35.56h x 35.56w cm

OS109

OWEN SCHUH

Unfolding a Cube (onto a plane), 2017

oil, graphie, silver leaf, silverpoint on linen

42.52h x 42.52w in
108h x 108w cm

OS100

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

OS123

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

OS135

OWEN SCHUH

tetrahedron unfolding, nested, 2018

Pigment, graphite and colored pencil on paper, framed (black wood, floating, plexi)

7.48h x 9.84w in
19h x 25w 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

OS126

OWEN SCHUH

Notebook 3

10h x 7.50w in
25.40h x 19.05w 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

OS129

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

OS130

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

OS132

OWEN SCHUH UNFOLDING A CUBE

ARTIST TALK Marjorie Welish in Conversation with Owen Schuh, FRIDAY NOV 16 at 6 PM

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

October 27 - November 17, 2018

October 2018, Silas von Morisse is pleased to present Owen Schuh second solo exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition will be held at ChaShaMa (Space to Present) in Manhattan, 7 East 14th St. See open hours below.

 

Owen 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. His work is painstakingly created by hand using pencils, paint, a compass and, at most, the aid of a pocket calculator.

 

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, Schuh's 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 Schuh strives to manifest phenomena unique to the interaction between the physical medium and the logical structure.

 

OWEN SCHUH UNFOLDING A CUBE

Oct 27 - Nov 17, 2018

Opening Reception Saturday Oct 27, 5 - 8 PM

 

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 

 

 

PLEASE CONTACT THE GALLERY FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE PAINTINGS 

 

 

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