Abstract Geometry

Abstract Geometry, is an exhibition inspired by the development of the Fibonacci sequence in visual culture. Informing each featured artist’s work, the sequence appears in various manifestations, constant throughout, in a manner paradigmatic of Leonardo Fibonacci’s theorem, published in his 1202 landmark text, Liber Abaci. The text recounts the correlation between geometry and nature, leading to a shift in artistic practice, still evident today, in it’s similar link to the Golden Section, historically used by many artists as a visual tool.

‘Line is the sole element of construction and creations… Line is trajectory, movement, collision, attachment, slicing apart, joining. Line is first and last in both painting and in any construction whatsoever.’ (A. Rodchenko, The Line (1921), translated in Art Into Life: Russian Constructivism 1914-1932, Seattle 1990, pp.72-3.)

Artists: Rupert Newman | Vanessa Hodgkinson | Vanessa Jackson RA

Date: 20 Nov 2014 – 12 Dec 2014