Cate Woodruff: Light Minded

January 8 - March 4, 2020

 
"Color Land 3 & Color Land 8" Printed 2019
"Color Land 3 & Color Land 8" Printed 2019

Two Archival Durst Metallic C Prints. 30 x 60 in ea.

"Electron" Printed 2018
"Electron" Printed 2018

Archival Ink on Plexiglass, handmade maple lightbox frame, LEDs. 6.5 x 6.5 in

"Electron" Installation view
"Electron" Installation view
"Pink" Printed 2019
"Pink" Printed 2019

Fuji Clear Durst C Print, Hanging Clips. 148 x 30 in

Installation view
Installation view
"Gravastar" Printed 2019
"Gravastar" Printed 2019

Archival Ink on Archival Epson Translucent, LEDs, Hanging Clips. 66 x 44 in

Installation view
Installation view
Installation view
Installation view
"Red Tara" Printed 2018
"Red Tara" Printed 2018

Archival Ink on Archival Moab Matte, Hanging Clips. 60 x 88 in

"Red Tara" Installation view
"Red Tara" Installation view
"Tachyon 1" Printed 2019
"Tachyon 1" Printed 2019

Archival Ink on Archival Epson Translucent handmade maple lightbox, hand rubbed wax finish LEDs. 38 x 26 in

"Tachyon 2" Printed 2019
"Tachyon 2" Printed 2019

Archival Ink on Archival Epson Translucent handmade maple lightbox, hand rubbed wax finish LEDs. 38 x 26 in

"Tachyon 3" Printed 2019
"Tachyon 3" Printed 2019

Archival Ink on Archival Epson Translucent handmade maple lightbox, hand rubbed wax finish LEDs. 38 x 26 in

"Tachyon 1, 2 & 3" Installation view
"Tachyon 1, 2 & 3" Installation view
"Melt" Printed 2014
"Melt" Printed 2014

Archival Duratran Print on Plexiglass, LEDs, handmade maple lightbox, hand rubbed wax finish. 13 x 30 in

Installation view
Installation view
"Two Moons" Printed 2019
"Two Moons" Printed 2019

Archival Direct Print on Plexiglass, Double sided Circular Hanging Lightbox, LEDs, Maple Frame, Hand Rubbed Moon Gold Finish. 13" in circle

"Two Moons" Installation view
"Two Moons" Installation view
 

"Empty Space Inside An Argument"

18 piece hanging sound sculpture, 2019

Archival Direct Prints on Plexiglass

In "Empty Space Inside an Argument," Cate Woodruff examines how we share, create, inhabit, perceive and define space, objects, language and landscapes. How do space and the borders we believe in separate and connect us at the same time? Can we inhabit space without definition of objects or literal boundaries? Does empty space expand as our perception of it does? "Empty Space Inside an Argument" is the recognition of absolute connectivity, continual impermanence, empty space in everything, and our deep understanding of, and ability to exist in a state of heightened awareness, generosity and creative openness.

The sculpture consists of three sets of six shapes, on which photographs of light captured with hand-made lenses between reflective surfaces have been printed. The shapes are the empty spaces between letters in the argumentative repetitive words, NOTNOTNOT. Space inside an argument exists beyond our fixation with fear, anger and aggression. In an argument, empty space, silence and bliss exist between words and action and are often an unnoticed through line obscured from consciousness by our attention to a desired outcome. These silences and spaces contain intelligence beyond the self, connected to endless empty space.


Measurements of the shapes, depth, circumference and diameter, between the words NOTNOTNOT are transposed into notes in the chromatic scale, composed into sound and music by David Van Tieghem.

 
"Empty Space Inside An Argument"
"Empty Space Inside An Argument"
"Empty Space Inside An Argument" Installation view
"Empty Space Inside An Argument" Installation view
"Empty Space Inside An Argument" detail
"Empty Space Inside An Argument" detail