Shipyard artist Carrie Ann Plank announces her solo show, “Matematisk,” opening Saturday, March 7th at Themes+Projects in the Minnesota Street Project in San Francisco.
This new body of work began during an extended artist residency in Scandinavia last year. The show includes works on panel and some floating form works, as well as a large complex installation. This is her first exhibition with Themes+Projects.
Image featured on this page: Carrie Ann Plank “Intercession Rounds Series 1-9,” mixed media on wood form, 27 1/2″ diameter, unique, 2020
1275 Minnesota Street, Suite 205
San Francisco, CA
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 7th, 2020, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Exhibition: March 7th – April 25th, 2020
Gallery Hours: Tuesday- Saturday, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
About the Exhibition
For our spring 2020 exhibition, Themes+Projects gallery presents Matematisk, new work by Carrie Ann Plank. This collection of works was initiated during a series of summer artist residencies in Europe and Scandinavia with inspiration stemming from Scandic design as well as the almost unending color and light of the midnight sun season.
Matematisk continues Plank’s focus with visual portrayals of information systems. Fascinated by how principal and equation can be visually rendered, Plank works with multiple layers of data visualization such as: mapping, numerical sequences, fractals, wave patterns, sound sources, magnetic field variations, and other systems of scientific observations. The resulting cacophony of these visual systems, may be organically or theoretically derived. The consequent mapping renders a dense, but minimal space, at once contemplative and energized.
Working in multiple mediums including painting, glass work, traditional and experimental printmaking techniques, and mixed media installation, Plank often employs emergent technologies to create matrices to work from, such as CNC routers and laser cutters. The amalgamation of technological assistance, and traditional hand skills, plays a large role in the work. Many pieces begin as digital rendering, which become the matrix by routing, cutting, or hand carving, while ink is hand mixed by eye and traditionally applied. This results in works that straddle the hand and digital spheres. Works do not fall easily within a specific realm, but encompass works on paper, mixed media pieces on panel, and site-specific installation pieces.
About the Artist
Carrie Ann Plank is a San Francisco based artist working in the mediums of installation, printmaking, painting, and glass. Plank’s work is included in many private and public collections including the Fine Art Archives of the Library of Congress, Fine Art Museums of San Francisco, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, the Guanlan Print Art Museum in China, and the Iraq National Library in Baghdad, as well as corporate collections such as Google and Genentech.
Recent and upcoming residencies include Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT, Konstnärernas Kollektiva Grafikverkstad in Malmo, Sweden, Local Language, Oakland, CA, Edition/Basel: Printed in Cuba at the Taller Experimental de Gráfica de La Habana in Havana, Cuba, the Íslensk Grafík in Reykjavik, Iceland, Edition/Basel: Printed in Basel at Druckwerk in Basel, Switzerland, Mullowney Printing in San Francisco, CA, Haystack Mountain School of Craft in Deer Isle, ME, and Bullseye Glass in Emeryville, CA.
The exhibition runs from March 7th through April 25th, 2020. Please join us for a reception for the artist on Saturday, March 7th, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.
Still on View
Bone Black, DZINE Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, September 2020