Jason Krugman Exhibition at LIU
Featuring the work of ITP Alumnus, Jason Krugman.
March 6-30, 2012
Reception: March 6, 6-8pm
Long Island University
First Floor, Humanities Building
Hours: Monday – Friday 9-6
Weekends by appointment
Travel: B, M, Q, R to Dekalb Ave.
or 2, 3, 4, 5 to Nevins St.
Information: (718) 488-1198
Basis Point is essentially about small movements influencing larger forms. Each sculpture is made using aluminum sheeting manipulated by a microcontroller and motor to create shiny loops of amoebic motion measuring up to twelve feet in height. While alternately mimicking the repetitive motion of machines or the billowing movement of a jellyfish, these sculptures display alternate possibilities of form in motion, gathering and reflecting light as they move. The term “basis point” is defined in the Dictionary of Economic Terms as, “One one-hundredth of a percentage point…small movements in the interest rate which can equate to massive exchanges of currency.” This choice of title contains oblique allusions to the current Occupy Movement and the global financial crisis, while the artwork offers a meditation on form, material, movement and the cyclical nature of change.