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IRL & Virtual Opening of Cosmology: Nicholas Warndorf

October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

934 Gallery Presents Cosmology by Nicholas Warndorf. Join us in-person or online for the opening of his latest body of work.
Opening Reception: Friday, October 2
IRL: 7-10 p.m. *Please register for your viewing above.*
Each viewing will be 20 minutes and allow for a maximum of 10 guests in the gallery at a time. Additionally, all guests will be required to wear face coverings.
After October 2, If you would like to view the exhibition in-person, 934 Gallery has open hours every Saturday, except September 12, from 12-3 p.m.
Book your appointment and review our safety guidelines at www.934gallery.org/appointments.
Virtual: 6 p.m. on Facebook Premiere and YouTube
Guests will be provided with a virtual tour of the exhibition as well as insight into each piece.
2020 exhibition season funded in part by Greater Columbus Arts Council and Ohio Arts Council.
Cosmologies are stories we tell about our origins. They might focus on, or blend, aspects of science, philosophy, theology, myth, and history. They are told through texts, oral traditions, scientific theories, artworks, and other artifacts. I’d like to consider the events a cosmology describes as an ongoing process, something still unfolding, rather than sealed off from the present, residing firmly in the past.
In just over 100 years plastic has been found in the depths of the ocean, the food chain, floating through space, and drifting in the air; it has become an environmental and geological force. Where will it be found in another hundred years and beyond? What are, and will be, the ramifications and traces left behind? One clue might be on the beaches of Hawaii in the unique substance of plastiglomerate, a melding of natural materials such as sand and stone along with synthetic materials like plastic. Taking this as inspiration I am exploring plastic as an artifact, a product of human creation, and the ways it has integrated in the non-human world.
My interest here is not so much plastic as a material, I know this may seem misleading, but rather the scale of what it has become and continues to be. Its planetary reach and continual expansion beyond our grasp and human-centered scales of reference. This is not limited to the physical spread, but also a temporal advance into the centuries ahead.
Through camera-less photography and sculpture I am imagining the traces and marks left behind by this force shaping the environment and cosmology of the future.
Nicholas Warndorf is a visual artist living and working in Columbus, OH. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally with organizations such as SciArt Center of New York (NY, NY), Cambridge Stem Cell Institute (Cambridge, U.K.), ROYGBIV Gallery (Columbus, OH), Cultural Arts Center (Columbus, OH), Collar Works (Troy, NY), and Recession Art (Brooklyn, NY). He is an Adjunct Professor at Wittenberg University, Resident Artist at The Goodwill Art Studio and Gallery, and Fellow at the Columbus Printed Arts Center for the fall of 2020. Nicholas studied studio art and philosophy at Otterbein University and later received a Master of Fine Arts from Stony Brook University in 2014. His work is influenced by his philosophical interests.

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