Quantum Physics Meets Tupac Shakur in a Group Show to Celebrate Creative Capital
If it’s not immediately clear to you how the slain American rapper Tupac Shakur—as pictured in wrote, “we are faced with a new kind of difficulty. We have two contradictory pictures of reality; separately neither of them fully explains the phenomena of light, but together they do.”
Concepts of contradictory elements and the ways they can be combined and synthesized run throughout the works of “Wave & Particle.” It’s a theme that’s easily discernible in certain pieces, like
And then, there’s Tupac. Arceneaux, a Los Angeles-based contemporary artist, works with accidental associations that the mind often makes between seemingly disparate topics, such as the rhyming names of the trio of pop culture figures that he features in Spock, Tuvok, Tupac (2006). As with all of the artists included in “Wave & Particle,” Arceneaux is a recipient of financial and advisory support from Creative Capital. In fifteen years, the program has distributed more than $35 million in funding to 465 projects representing 579 artists—an impressive commitment to the visual arts that’s celebrated this month in New York.
“Wave & Particle: A Group Exhibition Celebrating the 15th Anniversary of Creative Capital” is on view at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, Feb. 14th–Mar. 21st, 2015.