grids, arcs, polygons, and squiggles


In Edwin Abbott’s 1884 classic Flatland, a religious allegory about geometry, a very sensible Square discovers the existence of Spaceland, a mysterious world of three dimensions. Thrilled with his knowledge, he tries to tell the public what he’s seen, only to be imprisoned for heresy. Similar daring and dimension-crossing dreams appear in the Drawing Center’s marvelous exhibit of work by Gertrud Goldschmidt, the German-born Venezuelan artist known as Gego, who gave grids, arcs, polygons, and squiggles enchanting lives of mass and motion.

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