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“Uncharted: American Abstraction in the Information Age”

James O. Clark (American, born 1948) Coruscate, 2018 Clear vinyl, mirror Mylar and LED lights in silicone tube 13 3/4 x 14 x 12 1/2 in. Courtesy of the artist ©2019 James O. Clark

Eight acclaimed artists present works that investigate mathematical and scientific principles in the Hofstra University Museum of Art exhibition Uncharted: American Abstraction in the Information Age.

Presented at Emily Lowe Gallery, January 28-June 19, 2020, this show features art that collides with the worlds of science, math and technology. James O. Clark, John Goodyear, Lynne Harlow, Daniel G. Hill, Gilbert Hsiao, Irene Rousseau, James Seawright, and Patricia Zarate offer examples of two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and site-specific designs, but many of their works on display defy a traditional classification.

Museum Acting Director and Chief Curator Karen T. Albert says, “These abstract artists have no common intention or focus, but by exploring new ideas, materials, and technologies in their artistic practice, they share a desire to head deeper into uncharted territory.”

The Emily Lowe Gallery is located behind Emily Lowe Hall on Hofstra’s South Campus. The public is invited to two free receptions: a preview and artist reception on Sunday, January 26, 2-5 p.m., and an exhibition reception on Thursday, January 30, 4:30-6 p.m.

John Goodyear (American, 1930-2019) Figurative Abstraction, 2015 Acrylic on wood and canvas 36 x 36 x 6 in. Courtesy Berry Campbell Gallery, New York ©2019 John Goodyear

Uncharted Roundtable: Shock of the New

Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 4:30-6 p.m.

Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus

Join us for a conversation based upon the exhibition Uncharted: American Abstraction in the Information Age, where the artists explore intersections between art, science, and technology. The presenters, with perspectives from various academic disciplines, will address a variety of issues related to the theme.

Free and open to the public.


Family Fun with ARTful Adventures

All sessions meet 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus

Saturday, February 8, 2020 • Mobile Madness!

Saturday, March 14, 2020 • Op Art!

Saturday, April 11, 2020 • Fun with Fans!

Saturday, May 9, 2020 • Adding Dimension!

For children ages 5-10 with an adult companion. Advance registration is required. Limited to 15 participating children per session. Fee: $10 per child per session when prepaid ($12 when paid day of the program).


For more information about the exhibition and associated public programs, call (516) 463-5672 or visit the Hofstra University Museum of Art website.

The Hofstra University Museum of Art has been awarded the highest honor a museum can receive, continued accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). Approximately 3% of museums nationwide have earned this distinguished recognition. Accreditation certifies that the Hofstra University Museum of Art operates according to professional standards, manages its collections responsibly and provides quality service to the public.

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