“Tuple,” a new series of sculptures by Los Angeles-based artist Shana Mabari, will be debuted by Beverly Hills, CA-based Timothy Yarger Fine Art at the 6th Annual ArtAspen. The fine art fair is presented by Hamptons Expo Group, and kicks off with an Opening Night Preview on Thursday, August 13 from 5-9PM at the Aspen Ice Garden in Aspen, Colorado. ArtAspen runs through August 16, with highlights including multiple panels with museum curators from across the country, and presentation of the 2015 Honorary Artist Award to abstract painter Bernie Taupin.
Mabari’s work—which has been exhibited in the United States, Taiwan, India, Israel, and France—explores the intersections of art, science and technology. Her 2015 Tuple series continues her investigation of geometric form and expands her oeuvre of cube sculptures. The acrylic and mirror Tuple pieces are all 13 x 12 x 12 inches (33 x 30.5 x 30.5). Tuple 08 (gold/black), Tuple 12 (gold/white), and Tuple 117 (gold/black/white) will be shown. Each numeric title is two or three digits, based on the number of colors used.
Mabari notes that Tuple specifically refers to the branch of mathematical logic that studies set theory and collections of objects to define a finite sequence of terms—examples could include (a,b,c) or (4,8,6), each of which is a 3-tuple. She says, “The term can also be used in language, such as a ‘tuple of letters.’ I find it intriguing to view equations and words as groupings and patterns of individual objects rather than as a fixed and final outcome—a concept liberated from its context, as a butterfly freed from its chrysalis.”
Throughout, Mabari’s work is in the continuing tradition of the Light and Space movement that originated in California in the 1960s. She is the recipient of the 2013 Center for Cultural Innovation ARC Grant, and a 2015 WEHO@30 Film & Digital Media Grant. Her recent project ILLUMETRIC, a triptych of massive, internally illuminated diamond-, cube-, and rectangle-shaped acrylic sculptures was installed in West Hollywood, CA in July 2014 for a one-year run. This spring, ILLUMETRIC—part of the City of West Hollywood’s Art on the Outside public art program—was extended through the end of 2015, and officially added to Google Maps (http://tinyurl.com/nanvcrx).