April 14 – April 29, 2018
Saturday, April 14th, 3 - 5 pm
Key Projects is pleased to present Envisioning Natural Forces, a group exhibition featuring the work of Chris Arabadjis, Jonathan Cowan and Jaanika Peerna. On view from April 14 – April 29, 2018, with an opening reception on Saturday, April 14th from 3 - 5 pm. Key Projects is open Saturday and Sundays from 1 – 5 pm and by appointment.
Storm systems – how are they captured or perceived visually? Leonardo da Vinci created the “Deluge” drawings during the last decade of his life that depicted a vast disaster of wind and water. The drawings captured not only the movement of water but the energy of a storm. After last fall’s hurricane season, the thought of storms and the forces of nature kept lingering in my mind. Artists continue to explore natural phenomena in various ways. With Envisioning Natural Forces, we look at them from the perspective of systems, the spiritual and emotion.
Chris Arabadjis’ ball point pen drawings are derived from simple systems that originate in the micro level. Beginning with a single mark and a rule for repetition, the drawings grow organically. For Arabadjis, who studied theoretical physics, the drawings can be viewed as mini physics models or simulations, however without the need for scientific rigor. The drawings have a spiral or circular orientation that illicit a flow of energy.