Orbital Lights

Dot Dot Dot is to showcase Orbital Lights at Wedge Gallery, Woodbury University.
Opening Reception: Friday, February 16, 2018. 6-9pm. 



Orbital Lights is an installation consisted of the juxtaposition between PTS and TET, both depicting matters on the planet through light.

Advanced technologies allow us to view human settlements from the outer space for the first time in the 21st century. Thanks to the NASA’s project “cities at night”, visualizations of most major cities are now readily available.
We are intrigued and compelled by this imagery because it not only  depicts how urban development patterns have progressed and accumulated over the centuries, but has also captured a specific moment in time an era with advanced technologies that allows us to view earth’s progression in an orbital trajectory.
Understanding how minuscule humans are when viewed from outer space, PTS is a representational art piece that abstracts the city night lights into quantifiable points. Each point can represent only a singular light source or hundreds of decorative lights in the cities. We are, at the end of the day, just a few small points in the universe.

TET is an abbreviation of tetrahedron - the basic geometry of a crystal structure like copper sulfide. This crystal structure can be found throughout nature, and is most commonly found in minerals.
TET is a magnified representation of that crystal structure, which is not visible to the human eye unless viewed under a microscope. The texture illustrates the pattern of transformation from its pure origins. Copper pigment is cerused on the lens to symbolize the elements being depicted. This basic particulate that makes up much of our planet is expressed in a magnified scale to reveal its crystallized form through its geometry, surfaces and lines, and illumination.

Orbital lights is a dynamic artifact, unstable and evolving. It bares the traces of the activity that brings it into being: the particulates that form matter, the matter that forms human development, the settlement patterns that host human living, and the living symbols that capture the moments of orbiting.
The Orbital Lights depicts motion in stillness, reveals the origin, and becomes a magnified and juxtaposed sense of time, locus and scale.


About Wedge Gallery
Residing in a sliver of the School of Architecture on the Woodbury campus, the Wedge Gallery is the exhibition venue for the Los Angeles location. The small gallery space presents multiple shows per semester, each fitting into an overarching theme. The space exhibits student work, giving students the opportunity to learn from their classmates’ drawings and models, as well as work by invited architects, artists, and faculty members. Exhibits usually include a workshop or discussion component to create a more robust exchange between the exhibitors and participants. Wedge Gallery is typically open while classes are in session, during the Fall and Spring semesters.

Hours: Tuesdays & Fridays, 11 am to 1 pm, Saturdays, 1 pm to 4 pm.

Address: 7500 N Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, CA 91504

The Wedge Gallery is directed by Bailey Shugart, co-founder and principal of All Black Form and adjunct faculty member at Woodbury School of Architecture.

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