In conjunction with the Tribeca Art Walk, Jane Lombard Gallery is pleased to present Press Reset, an installation by James Clar that will be presented in the ground floor window at the gallery's new location at 58 White St. Press Reset is the gallery's first presentation in their new space, a "soft opening" installed as a way to distantly engage with viewers ahead of their official exhibition opening in October 2020. Press Reset is open to the passing public September 16 - October 12, 2020.
For Press Reset, Clar employs generative software developed in collaboration with programmers Casey Conchina and Louise Lessel that visually simulates cosmic supernovas: powerful, energetic and luminous stellar explosions, erupting on a large monitor that fills the main gallery window. The software constantly generates new explosions, so no two will ever be the same. These astronomical events mark the end of the life of a sun, and in turn, scatters material through the galaxy, creating the potential for new solar systems, and in the case of our Earth, new life. With Press Reset, viewers will be able to travel through space, watching supernovas spawn potential worlds and alternate realities.
Press release courtesy Jane Lombard Gallery.