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‘ANTIFORM: Packer, Patrick and Ros’ opens January 24 at Zuccaire Gallery

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Left to right: Lindsay Packer, Spectral Response, Part 1: Color Coder (detail), 2016;  Mitch Patrick, Peeler, 2016, video still;  John Ros, untitled: 18 malden rd, 2016, digital print takeaway
Left to right: Lindsay Packer, Spectral Response, Part 1: Color Coder (detail), 2016; Mitch Patrick, Peeler, 2016, video still; John Ros, untitled: 18 malden rd, 2016, digital print takeaway

The work of three experimental New York artists — Lindsay Packer, Mitch Patrick and John Ros — will be on display at the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery from January 24 through February 18. An Artist Talk and Reception for ANTIFORM: Packer, Patrick and Ros will be held on Tuesday, January 31, from 5 pm to 8 pm in the Gallery, located on the first floor of Staller Center. The exhibition and events are free and open to the public.

The exhibition’s title, ANTIFORM, is borrowed from an art movement of the late 1960s, in which artists’ interest shifted from strict Minimalist forms to materials and processes, including chance. With a nod to the earlier generation, the contemporary artists in ANTIFORM move away from pure sculpture toward installation and video work with an interest in everyday materials, process and perception.

Packer uses found materials, colored light and shadow, along with existing architectural elements, to create unexpected optical projections. Ros’ interventions are constructed on-site and can include building materials, refuse and discarded objects, light sources, natural light and sound, to draw attention to subtleties of place. Patrick brings this practice into the digital arena, using video and 3D printing to examine the relationship of viewers, screens and pixels. All three of the artists are interested in focusing our awareness and perception of the actual or virtual spaces we inhabit.

Packer will create some of her pieces on-site and also show video work. One of her digital pieces will be displayed on the Staller Center marquee. Ros will construct all of his work on-site during the installation period, using materials found in and around the Staller building and responding to physical elements of the gallery itself, such as its architectural features, as well as shadow and light. Patrick will show 3D printed pieces and videos, including a video created in response to the Zuccaire Gallery space.

While at Stony Brook University, the three artists will participate in the campus community, including conducting studio visits with Master of Fine Arts graduate students in the Art Department and engaging with student installation assistants.

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