San Francisco-born, New York-based artist Tauba Auerbach, who works in a wide variety of media including sculpture, photography, painting, weaving and book design is showing her first solo exhibition at the ICA in London.
Passionate about topology, the mathematical study of shapes, Auerbach show’s title “New Ambidextrous Universe” comes from a book by Martin Gardner, a popular math writer famous for his puzzles in Scientific American magazine.
The show features newly created sculptures and photographs leveraging a mathematician’s model of symmetry and reflection as a means to hint at an alternate, mirror universe. Geometrical steel sculptures refer to mathematical puzzles but also patterns and symmetry found in life. Some wavy wooden sculptures represent her interpretation of a piece of plywood sent into a fourth dimension.
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Tauba Auerbach – The New Ambidextrous Universe
Until 15 June 2014
Institute of Contemporary Arts