Space, Light, and Disorder

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts

Jan. 7, 2024 - Feb. 13, 2016

529 W 20th St Suite 6W
New York, 10011


“Space, light, and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.”
– Le Corbusier

But Marilla Palmer considers disorder the artists’ domain and one of
the main origins of creativity. Observing the different systems of order around them, artists make up systems to disrupt the rules of aesthetics, social mores, or perception to express a unique viewpoint. Entropy is like another tool in the paint box— if there is mess they study it, in minutiae. For the artist, disorder is more than the untidy household that Le Corbusier worked to obliterate; it’s an integral part of practicing art today. What many might construe as mental disorder can be fertile ground for inspiration. Artists will descend into the rabbit holes of their own imagination, and stay there searching for creative nuggets. This show is made up of work that uses architectural interiors as well as psychological interiority (or both) as reference, transforming how we perceive our environment.

<span class="artist"><strong>Bruce Pearson</strong></span>, <span class="title"><em>Not to interrupt your beautiful moment</em>, 2013</span>

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