Capturing Consciousness

The Oakes Twins

Mar 08 – Mar 11, 2018

The Oakes Twins

Flatiron Building, 2014 (detail)

Description


For its booth at The Armory Show, Ronald Feldman Gallery will exhibit drawings and sculptures by the Oakes Twins (Trevor and Ryan Oakes), identical twins and collaborating artists who explore the intersection of art and perception. The installation features a series of panoramic concave drawings of real spaces, whose shape and process of construction are based on the artists’ lifelong investigations related to bifocal visual perception. For their working process, the artists have invented a semispherical easel with a device steadying the head (and thereby the eye). This apparatus allows them to very accurately plot the world before them onto a curved surface, completely freehand and by eye alone. Instead of having the art viewer gazing into the world as if through a flat window, as posited during the Renaissance, with these drawings the viewer experiences the world as if they were at the center of a giant perceptual sphere. The drawings are often completed in public spaces, adding a performative element to their modus operandi.


During the run of The Armory Show, the Oakes Twins will make a drawing of the Armory Show from a platform in the Feldman Gallery booth. The gallery is at booth 818

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Courtyard Garden, 2015

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Courtyard Garden, 2015

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Time Passing Across Central Park, 2013-17

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Have No Narrow Perspectives: Field Museum, 2009

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Bond Street Terrace, 2014

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Flatiron Building (After Steichen), 2014

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Winter Garden I, 2011

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Winter Garden II, 2014-15

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Early Spring Fog, 2011

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Chrysler Building Spire, Northward Vantage, 2006

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Ocean Horizon Line: Pacific Coast Highway, 2010

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Pioneer Trail, Marshall, North Carolina, 2009

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Self-Portrait: East River at Night, 2011

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Self-Portrait: Brunelleschi’s Duomo from Afar, 2011

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Self-Portrait: London, 2012

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