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Projective Instrument

Tauba Auerbach presents a series of new paintings and sculptures, all building on the 1915 treatise Projective Ornament, by Claude Bragdon, which outlines a system for drawing four-dimensional ornament on a two-dimensional plane.

Each of her sculptures start with the structure of a helix, before being manipulated and distorted into a third dimension and extruded again—"a projection of motion into a fourth." For the paintings, Auerbach drags a custom-made instrument across the surface, inscribing patterns derived from chainmaille, fractal curves, and four-dimensional tilings into the paint.

Also on display will be a library and two new publications from her imprint, Diagonal Press.

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