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Artist Talk / Math Bass

  • School of Art/Rm C220 353 Crown Street New Haven, CT, 06511 United States (map)
Math Bass (b. 1981, New York) is interested in ambiguous images that produce multiple ways of seeing a single composition. The most famous examples of these kinds of pictures include optical illusions like the duck/rabbit or old woman/young woman. Employing a simplified formal language— solid colors, raw materials, basic geometric shapes, and recognizable symbols— Bass’s works oscillate between bodily and architectural forms, emphasizing the tension between containment and mobility. MOMA/PS1