Visual Arts + Museums

Dark Energy, Dark Matter

When: Sept. 2-26 2011

A problem in trying to represent starscapes on canvas is that no painter alive can compete with the spectacular images that return daily from the Hubble Space Telescope in terms of realistic representation. Artist Adam Fung's answer to this dilemma is to try to portray the underlying substructure of the universe. In Fung's "The Sublime," you see a field of stars where one squared off section is darker than all the rest, as if he is revealing the dark matter underpinnings of the visible universe. In "Time Inverted," Fung adds a textural element to his design by pushing a stiff brush through wet paint. With the resulting three-dimensional gridlines, he adds a textural element to this engaging work.

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