The Spring Artist Lecture Series continues next Thursday! Artist Carter Hodgkin will give a lecture on March 14th. It will be in Ben Shahn room 146 at 2 p.m. Please try to attend.
Inspired by physics, I use the lines of colliding atomic particles to explore a new language of abstraction. Fusing physics, digital technology, and painting, I create hyper-energetic, cascading compositions based on simulated atomic particle collisions. An exploration of instability and uncertainty, my work alludes not only to the behavior of atomic particles, but to emotional states of tumult, tension, and unease.
To create my paintings, I manipulate computer code to generate animations of particle collisions. This manipulation becomes a drawing process where parameters are set and random moments of collision are captured. From these animations, I capture still images which become templates for the work. Layer upon layer of overlapping tiny dots and fragile lines are painstakingly hand-painted, coalescing into emergent iconic forms.
Carter Hodgkin is an artist, teacher and designer who lives in New York City. Her work fuses art, science & technology to explore a new visual language of abstraction. She cross-references traditional material with digital technology to create paintings, works on paper, animations and large-scale mosaics. In 1998 she was the U.S. representative artist in the Khoj International Workshop, India. Most recently, Americans for the Arts cited her permanent Public Art Project “Electromagnetic Fall” as one of the best public art projects for 2010. Her work is included in Art+Science Now, a visual survey of artists working at the frontiers of science and technology published by Thames & Hudson. Ms. Hodgkin received a B.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University. She teaches at Parsons/The New School for Design, NY.