Lucinda Mason: Superconducting Supercollider Series
September 17 - October 23, 2011
This large-scale painting project is at a very starting point. It is based on the essential properties of matter, and the infinite possibilities of immeasurable space, using the Superconducting Supercollider project from the Fermilab in central Texas as a starting point, I am creating a number of large-scale canvases to accompany past works which draw from scientific experiments using particle accelerators to try to locate an infinitivally small particle called the Higgs Boson (thought to be a link in explaining the very make up of our universe.) The questions that I have based my series on are “What does the space look like inside the nucleus of an Atom?” “Can one paint the immeasurable space?” “Can one paint the essential make up of energy?” My series touches on the very nature of our human quest to understand energy and its properties. By encountering this painted environment of immeasurable space, viewers are able to experience a situation with infinite possibilities. Viewers lose themselves in the compositions of the pieces and will escape the everyday stimuli of their day-to-day lives. The transformative space created by The Superconducting Supercollider Suite allows viewers immersion in their own specific and personal experiences, as well as time to contemplate what they thought was beyond them.
- Lucinda Mason 2007
Exhibition funded by:
This project is supported in part by a grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Programming is supported in part by a grant from the City of Grand Forks through the North Valley Arts Council.