Exhibition

Cyrielle Gulacsy. A Moving Frequency

29 May 2024 – 31 Aug 2024

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Mignoni

New York
New York, United States

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Mignoni presents "A Moving Frequency" by Cyrielle Gulacsy.

About

The work of Cyrielle Gulacsy aims to bridge the gap that so often exists between the worlds of art and science. Her paintings and sculptures draw directly upon her innate sense of awe and wonder at the latest discoveries of modern physics and, by making eloquent use of the simplistic formal languages of Minimalism and Abstraction, they aim to translate this into evocative images capable of inducing similar emotion in the viewer.

A Moving Frequency is Gulacsy’s second solo exhibition at Mignoni and, like her first, Light in the Distance in 2022, it is a show devoted to an exploration of the properties and power of light. In her first exhibition, Gulacsy had concerned herself with an articulation of the extraordinary range and variety of the often invisible cosmic light that emanates from distant stars. Here, by contrast, in A Moving Frequency, she has decided to focus entirely upon a single, specific, light-frequency – one that manifests itself much closer to home in the powerfully transcendent form of a unique and singular, blue, wavelength visible to us on Earth.

The exhibition comprises eight, identically-sized, 70 7/8 X 59 1/16 in. (180×150 cm) paintings, each one radiating a near-identical shade of a deep, ethereal, iridescent blue. Each of these paintings is made up of thousands of tiny, painstakingly hand-crafted dots of differing colour that have been individually applied with a long, pointed brush. This myriad of tiny dots is intended to emulate photons – the infinitesimally small quanta or wave-particles of the quantum universe that are known to constitute the substance, property and also strange behavior of light. Here, approximated and rendered physically in acrylic paint, these vibrant dots together form a highly material pictorial surface of variegated colour, depth, and texture that, when seen from close to, appears to suggest an infinite and energized field of collectively pulsating particles. Seen from further away, however, this pointillistic cosmic soup fuses in the eye of the viewer into a single, shimmering, near-monochromatic field of colour that radiates on a single, penetrative blue wavelength.

This singular colour-frequency has obsessed Gulacsy for several years. Indeed, it is, to some extent, both her painterly journey in pursuit of this particular shade of blue as well as an articulation of its passage in time and space as it travels across the sky that the progressive sequence of subtly differing shades of blue emanated by the eight paintings in the exhibition charts. The particular blue light that Gulacsy is seeking to convey in these paintings is the intense, radiant, all-permeating cosmic blue light that dominates the sky, twice each day, during the so-called ‘l’heure bleu’ or ‘blue hour’ of twilight. This is the time when the sun, soon after sunset and shortly before dawn, moves so far below the horizon that only specific blue-toned wavelengths of its light come to be diffracted across the Earth’s atmosphere and, for this brief period, appear to imbue everything with this singular, transcendent, outer-worldly colour.

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