David Goldes' Electro-graphs at Yossi Milo Gallery
Artist David Goldes' latest work is producing electricity, literally. And he can prove it. He draws geometric shapes with powdered graphite on notebook paper then cuts or erases some of the graphite lines to break the drawn circuit, then when high-voltage current is applied to the drawing, electricity jumps across the gaps as bright sparks of light. He then photographs that charged moment, recording evidence of the otherwise invisible current.
This series of photographs and drawings, collectively entitled Electro-graphs, was inspired by the 19th-century drawings of electrical experiments performed by pioneering scientists such as Humphry Davy and Michael Faraday (before the advent of photography). BTW, Goldes holds an MA in Molecular Genetics from Harvard and a BA in Biology and Chemistry from SUNY Buffalo. Electro-graphs will be on view at Yossi Milo Gallery, January 30-March 8, 2014.
One of David Goldes' Electro-graphs at Yossi Milo Gallery
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