CCAI exhibit starts Friday |

CCAI exhibit starts Friday

Special to the Nevada Appeal


Reno artist Ben Hoffman’s exhibit, “An Algebraic Lens,” will be on display from Friday through Jan. 23, 2014.

The Capital City Arts Initiative will host a reception for the artist from 5-7 p.m. Friday. The gallery is in at the CCAI Courthouse Gallery, 885 E. Musser St., Carson City. The reception and the exhibition are free and the public is cordially invited. The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In the gallery, Hoffman links mathematics and art in the artwork he creates. Having always been interested in mathematical parallels to the visual world, he began investigating techniques for math visualizations and calls his method of art making “The Cartesian Medium.” The process involves creating equations and making visual graphs of the equations to produce recognizable images.

An Algebraic Lens’ presents commonly recognizable images — a shell, a tree, a flower, a red rock, a jellyfish—– but the exhibition takes viewers deep into new visual territory. Hoffman brings magic to commonplace items through mathematical calculations, computer capabilities and his unique vision. On each canvas, Hoffman shares the equation used to generate the image along with the huge quantity of numbers plugged into the equation. In An Algebraic Lens, Hoffman creates a perfect alignment of art and science.

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