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Charles Gaines

Numbers and Trees, Tiergarten Series 3: Tree #1, April, 2018

Color aquatint and spitbite aquatint with printed acrylic box.
41 1/4 × 32 × 3 1/2 in
104.8 × 81.3 × 8.9 cm
Edition of 25
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Berkeley
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Charles Gaines
American, b. 1944
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In diverse and intellectually complex works, Charles Gaines explores the accidental, the tension between logical systems and the human hand, and the ways in which meaning is derived from art. Gaines cites John Cage as a major influence, and much of his work dwells on chance: Airplanecrash Clock (1997) is a kinetic sculpture in which a model plane repeatedly nose-dives to the ground, while text-and-photo pieces in “Absent Figures” (2000-01) record fatal mountaineering disasters on Mount Rainier in Washington. For Manifestos (2008), a collection of digital videos, musical compositions, and drawings, Gaines developed a system for translating excerpts from four revolutionary manifestos of the 20th century into musical scores, which play on speakers alongside the texts. Gaines is also interested in environmental degradation; Greenhouse (2007) is a sculptural enclosure whose lights and environmental conditions shift according to computer-generated readings of air pollution levels in California.

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Paulson Fontaine Press
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Charles Gaines
American, b. 1944
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In diverse and intellectually complex works, Charles Gaines explores the accidental, the tension between logical systems and the human hand, and the ways in which meaning is derived from art. Gaines cites John Cage as a major influence, and much of his work dwells on chance: Airplanecrash Clock (1997) is a kinetic sculpture in which a model plane repeatedly nose-dives to the ground, while text-and-photo pieces in “Absent Figures” (2000-01) record fatal mountaineering disasters on Mount Rainier in Washington. For Manifestos (2008), a collection of digital videos, musical compositions, and drawings, Gaines developed a system for translating excerpts from four revolutionary manifestos of the 20th century into musical scores, which play on speakers alongside the texts. Gaines is also interested in environmental degradation; Greenhouse (2007) is a sculptural enclosure whose lights and environmental conditions shift according to computer-generated readings of air pollution levels in California.

Charles Gaines

Numbers and Trees, Tiergarten Series 3: Tree #1, April, 2018

Color aquatint and spitbite aquatint with printed acrylic box.
41 1/4 × 32 × 3 1/2 in
104.8 × 81.3 × 8.9 cm
Edition of 25
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
location
Berkeley
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