“Noeticus”, a new site specific sculptural installation by Cooper Holoweski (BFA 2004), will be on display in Brooklyn’s Sister gallery from Oct. 16 — Nov. 15.
Noeticus is a reference to Noetics, a new-age branch of philosophy used in parapsychological research for science-fiction (for instance the X‑Men) with a focus on “exploring psychic phenomena and the role of consciousness in the cosmos”. For this project Holoweski has created a hard edged geometric sculpture out of cardboard and specialty color-shifting plexiglass that changes depending on the angle of the viewer. Loosely based on the platonic solids (similar to the utopian architecture of Buckminster Fuller) but intimate and ambivalently functional; the object careens between the poles of idealist abstract form and baroque consumer object. He has set this against a diagrammatic backdrop illustrating a rock’s transformation into icosahedron that seems to suggest an evolutionary imperative towards an ideal form. Related to the idea of Noetics as a study of “human potentials” the rock becomes a symbolic figure of human progress; set forth with the improbable destination of transcendence but stalled-out somewhere along the way and left to find a new goal or wallow in nostalgia.
Exhibition Dates: October 16 — November 15
Opening Reception: Friday, October 16 7 – 9pm
69 Irving Ave, Brooklyn NY 11237
Sister is a window space gallery located at 69 Irving Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11237.
Viewing hours are 5pm — 11pm daily.
Opening reception is located at apt 1B at the same address.