Carrie Ann Plank, Elemental Lattices: Dark Field #1
Carrie Ann Plank, "Elemental Lattices: Dark Field #1," Ink and Acrylic on panel, 48" x 48"

Carrie Ann Plank solo show in Palo Alto, artist talk in San Francisco, installation at SLAC in Menlo Park

News from Shipyard artist Carrie Ann Plank:

(Scroll down for information on the artist talk and SLAC installation)


Bryant Street Gallery, 532 Bryant Street, Palo Alto, CA
Opening Reception Saturday, September 10th, 3-5pm
Exhibition runs September 10th – October 25th
Gallery hours Tuesday-Saturday 10-5:30, Thursday 10-7 pm

Begun during the Pandemic, Carrie Ann Plank’s works from Elemental Lattices embraces science, data, and transformation. Working with visualizations of scientific datum as a base level, Plank explores the shape of the universe, the structures of the microcosm, visual phenomena, and Gordian Knots. Pulling from sources such as TEMS photography from electron microscopy, visual interferences such as moiré effects, and historical forms, Plank strives to concrete the substructure of the universe and embrace the stability and truth of science. While focusing on layers of sophisticated geometry, the space of intersecting pattern describes new structures. The work utilizes mathematical equations to create multiple overlapping impressions that reveal additional distinct pattern formations. The resulting forms are space in between, the intercession, of concrete data.

Elemental Lattices is an allusion to an abstracted structure referencing mathematical order theory as well as the substructure patterns seen under scanning electron microscopy where graphene carbon layers creating a moiré effect and quasi-periodic hexagonal patterning is offset. The lattice as an idea of both overlaying pattern and in the principle that a system is ordered within chaos, is the overarching concept of this body of work and is also evident in the artist’s process. Plank’s physical process of making utilizes a unique adaptations of printmaking matrixes. Works begin as drawings translated into multiple wood carvings that she rolls up with layers of transparent ink and transfers to her substrates. This anachronistic and laborious operation results in a distinctive mark-making.

Shack15, 1 Ferry Building, Suite 201 (Second Floor), San Francisco, CA

September 15th, 5pm
Discussion at 5:30pm
Transition to DJ set at 7pm
Members are prioritized
This event is 21+

Information and tickets
RSVP Required // Tickets are non-refundable

Meet the multimedia artist whose work focuses on visual portrayals of information systems

Carrie Ann Plank is a San Francisco-based artist working in the mediums of installation, printmaking, and painting. Focusing on layers of sophisticated geometry, Plank examines the space of intersecting patterns to describe new structures. The work utilizes mathematical equations to create multiple overlapping impressions that reveal additional distinct pattern formations. The resulting forms, seen through mathematical plotting, are space in between the intersection of concrete data.


SLAC (Stanford University’s Linear Accelerator Campus)
2575 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA
San Francisco, CA

Details about events, talk, and reception coming soon!

Curated by DeWitt Cheng, Interferometer is a collection of twenty works by Carrie Ann Plank installed inside the SLAC Campus (Stanford University Linear Accelerator, A Department of Energy project).

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