Matt Fisher turns algorithm to art in “Conjunctions and Topotypes”

Ingram Ober, Director of the Boehm Gallery at Palomar College, in conversation with Adam Belt at the opening of the exhibition.

Ingram Ober, Director of the Boehm Gallery at Palomar College, in conversation with Adam Belt at the opening of the exhibition. •Francois Swart/Telescope

Palomar College’s Boehm Gallery opened a new exhibit on Oct. 17 that showcases Artist Matt Fisher’s exhibition titled “Conjunctions and Topotypes.”

Fisher presented the “Conjunctions” portion as “modules that are meant to be rearranged and recombined.” Fisher said he takes photographs of many random objects found throughout households and crops and re-presents them as a monochrome paintings.

Conjunctions showed a new technique of taking household items and creating them into a work worth interpreting.

The “Topotypes” exhibition is described by Fisher as “interfaces.” The artist takes a few 8-letter words and transforms them into 3D objects through the same algorithm. These 3D models are then taken from a model to create furniture-like objects.

Topotypes offered a model of an end table, a sitting chair and a floor piece all designed by Fisher’s algorithm.

Many staff members from the art department attended the gallery recently and were enthused by the creativity of the exhibition. Many expressed their appreciation by commenting on its refreshing look on modern art and structure.

The gallery is open at the Boehm Gallery until Nov. 12.

To see more from artist Matt Fisher log on to mttfshr.com.

Author: Rachel Keeney

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