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November 26 - December 14, 2018: Collision refers to the intersection of two or more objects - virtual or real. Detection speaks to capturing that moment of intersection, specifically with regard to time and force of impact. In a series of new visual meditations, Ash Arder examines computer science techniques aimed at simulating the effects of natural phenomena like wind and rain on vegetation. Mathematical equations and computational systems are loosely translated into real life scenarios…or is it the other way around?

Ash Arder is a transdisciplinary artist whose research-based approach works to expose, deconstruct or reconfigure physical and conceptual systems relating to ecology. Examining these systems primarily through the lens of history and popular culture, Arder creates work in the form of installation, sculpture, sound, video, electronics, drawing and performance. Arder received a BA in Communications Studies from the University of Michigan (2010) and an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art (2018). Recent national exhibitions include group shows at The Kitchen in New York City and Pelican Bomb Gallery X in New Orleans.

Artist Talk: November 29, 4pm, in the Gowen Room (Wilson Commons, River Campus, University of Rochester). An opening reception in the gallery will follow the artist talk.

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