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Lecture: Ryan and Trevor Oakes

Lecture: Ryan and Trevor Oakes
Monday, September 17, 2012 7:30 PM
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley
Co-presented by the Art, Technology and Culture Colloquium, Berkeley Center for New Media and UCB Department of Art Practice

Brothers and collaborators, Ryan and Trevor Oakes create detailed drawings which mimic both the details and the shape of human vision. Using a system of their own invention, the Oakes twins employ split focus and a curved easel to render illusionistic space in three dimensions on a two-dimensional surface. Sculptures in cardboard and early matchstick studies further articulate the artists' conception of light rays as they intersect with the human eye to create images of space and volume. 

Ryan and Trevor Oakes received BFAs from The Cooper Union School of Art in 2004. The New York-based artists have had solo exhibitions at CUE Art Foundation, New York, and the Spertus Museum, Chicago. The artists have had residencies at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, Palazzo Strozzi Museum, Florence, Italy, and the Field Museum, Chicago.


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