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The End and the Beginning of Everything

October 19 - November 16, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 19th, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

The End and the Beginning of Everything is a body of work using computer-generated supernova explosions as both raw material and subject matter. These simulated moments of nuclear creation and annihilation are recast with symbols of witchcraft and warfare, in a collision of historical, personal, technological and cosmic forces.

About the Artist

Shane Mecklenburger is an artist whose work investigates manufactured value, simulation and conflict. Often in collaboration with diverse fields of inquiry, his sculptures, videos, performances and interactive works examine the cultural and personal effects of techno-scientific systems. Mecklenburger's work has exhibited at The Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Queens Museum, NYC; Übersee-Museum, Bremen, Germany; The Dallas Museum of Art, Texas; Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona; The Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio; The El Paso Museum of Art, Texas; Eyebeam, NYC; and Bitforms Gallery, NYC.

Contact

Procheta Olson
Email: polson@umass.edu