Large Hadron ColliderJonathan Feldschuh The largest and most powerful particle accelerator ever built is just ramping up to full power in Europe. The Large Hadron Collider at CERN promises to open up previously unreachable levels of energy, and perhaps prove or disprove various theories about the fundamental laws of nature. Infinitesimal packets of matter will be hurled together -- sifting the shards should bring us new insights. Hidden in the promise of new knowledge is the tiny seed of doubt, the worry that we will release something that may threaten and even consume us. Scientists have considered the possibility that a micro black hole could be created, or that a hypothetical “strangelet” might be formed. Such fears have been raised before, as new colliders have reached ever-higher energies. Responsible authorities have weighed the likelihood of such events and pronounced them remote. Yet certainty is elusive, and how could it be otherwise – our knowledge of the laws of physics is imperfect. It is precisely this knowledge that we are seeking to extend, and the beauty and openness of this quest is probably irresistible. These recent works are improvisations on the structures of the LHC - soaring interior spaces of the underground caverns. I am working on transparent mylar, which is an interesting surface because it receives drawn lines easily, but is rather resistant to wet materials. There is a tension between the fixed architectural renderings of the various detectors and the looser, accidental forms that result from wet paint splattering and drying unpredictably. Working on both sides of the transparent surface, I combine organic and inorganic structures, articulating chance patterns with drawn lines.
Artist Bio / CV
Selected Solo Exhibitions: 2008 "Large Hadron Collider", Galerie Vernon & Vernon Projekt, Prague2005 "Simulations", Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York “Jonathan Feldschuh – Paintings”, AAAS Gallery, Washington DC2004 "Trajectories", Marella Arte Contemporanea, Como 2003 “Solar”, Art Resources Transfer, New York2002 "macro-mini", Vernon Fine Art International, Prague “Macrocosm”, Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York2000 “Little Corner of the World”, Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York Selected Group Exhibitions: 2010"Lost Horizon" ArtJail Gallery, New York2009 "Starry Messenger: Galileo's Vision in the 21st Century", Louisiana Art & Science Museum2006 “Science as Muse”, Montgomery Center for the Arts, New Jersey “Native New Yorker”, Supreme Trading, Brooklyn2005 “Salon”, Makor Gallery, New York “Beautiful Dreamer”, Spaces Gallery, Cleveland2004 “DNA: Art & Science”, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum2003 "Before and After Science", Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan2002 “Vivid”, Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Center, Coventry; Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland "DNA", Art Resources Transfer, New York (Hallway Space project)2001 “Vivid”, Richard Salmon Gallery, London "Blotto", Klein Art Works, Chicago "Oomph", Klein Art Works, Chicago"New American Talent 16", Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin (with additional Texas venues) Selected Bibliography:
2008 Prague Post,"Cosmic connections", Tony Ozuna Science
, "Two Cultures"2005 Simulations catalog; "Art and Science – Re-mixed" (essay by Lilly Wei) Nature, “Colour Vision”, Alison Abbott2002 tema celeste, july/august, "jonathan feldschuh", Steven Vincent Contemporary, February, “Thinking in the Abstract”, David Ryan2001 “Vivid” (catalog, essay by David Ryan) New York Times, June 29, “Some Are Painting”, Ken Johnson "New American Talent 16" (catalog)2000 Artforum, December, “Jonathan Feldschuh / Cynthia Broan Gallery”, Frances Richard