Desiring to be Data for Others

23 Jan 2016 – 21 Feb 2016

Event times

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 23, 5-8pm
On View: January 23 - February 21, 2016
Panel Discussion: Sunday, February 7, 4pm
Gallery Hours: Thursday to Sunday 1-6pm

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New York
New York, United States


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Amanda Turner Pohan's practice seems a cool and rational one—at first.


It is based on precise scientific manipulation of chemistry, with additional aural and visual elements. While her installation appears clean, methodical, a presentation organized with minimalist clarity and order, one senses a vague urgency to quantify the unquantifiable.

Vials contain various arcane liquids; vapors and perfumed formulas derive from 'recorded data measured by sensors of the heartbeat of the artist.' Yet, the clinical easily transmutes into the poetic and the personal. The effect is oddly sensual, even erotic as the artist manages an olfactory manipulation that is subtle and evocative. Finally, Pohan's creative processing, packaging, and ordering, conjures a self-portrait that becomes a metaphor for the bodied and disembodied nature of human response.


Artist’s website: www.aphenomenologicaldomain.info



Carl E. Hazlewood

Exhibiting artists

Amanda Turner Pohan


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