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Erin Gleason

The Stripping of Hypatia, No. 1, 2017

Ink on Paper + Hidden Digital Artwork
22 × 14 in
55.9 × 35.6 cm
This is a unique work.
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location
Bologna, Loveland
About the work
Exhibition history
Provenance
Art Shape Mammoth
Bologna, Loveland
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A second artwork is revealed on your phone by scanning in the drawing using a QR code reader app. …

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A second artwork is revealed on your phone by scanning in the drawing using a QR code reader app. The QR code is hand-drawn. The first drawing of this series has been sold. Drawings 2-4 are currently in progress and are available for pre-sale for $1900. Turnaround time, including framing, is 4-8 weeks.

Series
The Stripping of Hypatia Series is a series of 12 drawings + hidden photographic artworks. The hand-drawn QR codes reveal a second artwork when scanned, only to exist as long as the technology to read the codified language is used. Over time, like other lost languages, the QR language will become more aesthetic symbol than signifier. The transition of language from the functional to the symbolic and aesthetic echoes that of women in history, including Hypatia of Ancient Alexandria – one of the few women acknowledged in ancient records as an important astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher – who was brutally murdered and publicly shamed. From a distance, the drawing appears as black and white; the layers of color appear when viewing the artwork closer. Each QR drawing reveals a unique artwork.
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About the work
Exhibition history
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Art Shape Mammoth
Bologna, Loveland
Follow

A second artwork is revealed on your phone by scanning in the drawing using a QR code reader app. …

Read more

A second artwork is revealed on your phone by scanning in the drawing using a QR code reader app. The QR code is hand-drawn. The first drawing of this series has been sold. Drawings 2-4 are currently in progress and are available for pre-sale for $1900. Turnaround time, including framing, is 4-8 weeks.

Series
The Stripping of Hypatia Series is a series of 12 drawings + hidden photographic artworks. The hand-drawn QR codes reveal a second artwork when scanned, only to exist as long as the technology to read the codified language is used. Over time, like other lost languages, the QR language will become more aesthetic symbol than signifier. The transition of language from the functional to the symbolic and aesthetic echoes that of women in history, including Hypatia of Ancient Alexandria – one of the few women acknowledged in ancient records as an important astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher – who was brutally murdered and publicly shamed. From a distance, the drawing appears as black and white; the layers of color appear when viewing the artwork closer. Each QR drawing reveals a unique artwork.

Erin Gleason

The Stripping of Hypatia, No. 1, 2017

Ink on Paper + Hidden Digital Artwork
22 × 14 in
55.9 × 35.6 cm
This is a unique work.
Sold
location
Bologna, Loveland