Patrons, Muses and Professionals: opening reception September 23

Courtesy of Alexia Goethe Gallery, London

Eyebeam is pleased to present Patrons, Muses and Professionals, a series of sculptures by London-based artist Nick Hornby installed in the Eyebeam Window Gallery. Please join us for an opening reception on Thursday, September 23, 6-8PM. The work will be on view September 23 – October 16, 2010.

In Patrons, Muses, and Professionals, Hornby presents three busts derived from eighteenth century portraits on view at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Each work hybridizes three distinct portraits, one individual representing each of the titular archetypes. Hornby models his chosen subjects digitally, overlapping them to create composite virtual objects that reveal shifting aspects of their source material. The results are carved via CNC. The artists casts the final objects by hand with plaster and clay from these industrially-generated positives.