February 7th, 2014 | ENCYCLOPAEDIA /enˌsīkləˈpēdēə/: a type of reference work – a compendium holding a summary of information.
A Compendium of Modernity features Jason Kofke / Using the printing process, Kofke informs the digital record database of today through the printed Encyclopedias of his youth, so as to understand the printed image. Kofke uses the encyclopedia to remind us the importance of the printed image, and its ties to our history.
A Compendium of Fauna featuring Greg Noblin / In Noblin’s Animal series he ties the organic forms of the animal world and combines it with the rigidness of humanity to create a way to think about the perception of reality. Through the subject of animals, Noblin explores the concept of capturing reality in photography and all that concept entails.
A Compendium of Transcendence featuring Joe Tsambiras / Tsambiras creates a mythic world, influenced by medieval references, science fiction, classic fairy tales, and contemporary culture, that explores the space where nonlinear reasoning, intuition, and physical reality collide. His etchings evoke an inner world that inform us we must become in touch with the primal aspects of human nature.