The Art of Uncertainty
While serving as fall Edward E. Elson Artists-in-Residence, Triple Candie worked with biology, physics, and art students on campus to conceptualize and then create objects that might express the idea of uncertainty. The objects in turn were later displayed in custom-built glass vitrines erected outside Paresky Commons.
Nesbett and Bancroft said some of the students were initially “bemused” and “incredulous” about making the abstract idea concrete, but eventually they embraced the concept, using water bottles, plastic cups, pottery fragments, and other found objects to illustrate what Triple Candie termed “the anxiety of not-knowing.” It stands to reason, says Nesbett, that the idea would resonate with the students: “Given where they are in their lives, they’re experts in uncertainty.”
The Addison Gallery of American Art will present the first U.S. museum survey on Triple Candie in January 2017. (Photos by Jessie Wallner)
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