A show in Composite, the gallery at MoMath.
The National Museum of Mathematics was delighted to present the world premiere of Compounding Visions: an exhibit by Trevor and Ryan Oakes.
In Compounding Visions, twins Ryan and Trevor Oakes demonstrated their method for creating spherically concave drawings — a technique that has been described as one of the most original breakthroughs in the rendering of visual space since the Renaissance. The artists spent four weeks creating a new concave drawing of the Flatiron Building from a vantage in Madison Square Park, using their custom curved metal easel and referencing Edward Steichen’s haunting iconic 1904 photograph of that then-freshly-built NYC landmark.
Reviews of Compounding Visions
Gizmodo – This Bizarre Looking Device Lets You Draw How Your Eyes Actually See
Live Science – Double Vision: Twin Artists Create Curved, Lifelike Landscapes
PSFK – Curved Easel Creates Drawings as Our Eyes See the World
The Huffington Post – Identical Twins Combine Art And Math In Hypnotic Exhibition
Check out the current show in MoMath’s Composite gallery at composite.momath.org