Brooklyn-based artist Roxy Paine questions our assumptions about the role of the artist’s hand in the creation of works of art by employing computer-driven art-making machines and constructing meticulously crafted botanical sculptures. The programmed output of the machines produces sculptures, paintings, and drawings rich in gestures that suggest the touch of the human hand while the supra-real botanical installations appear too real to have been made by the human hand. This mid-career survey exhibition explores the dynamic place where technology converges with nature and science. The catalogue includes an interview with the artist by Lynn M. Herbert; essays by Joseph D. Ketner and Gregory Volk; and documentation on the artist’s career.
Traveled to SITE Santa Fe in New Mexico.