Scott Short, Untitled (green negative), 2011, oil on canvas, 102-1/2 x 134 inches; 260 x 340 cm (overall dimensions of 3 panels), SSH081
Scott Short is included in the exhibition Near Fields, currently on view at the Leal Rios Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal. Featuring work from the Leal Rios Collection the exhibition also includes artists João Paulo Feliciano, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Anthony McCall, Tristan Perich, Pedro Diniz Reis, Rui Toscano and Jorinde Voigt.
The works in the exhibition are united by the themes of sound, frequency and abstraction. As Near Fields co-curator João Biscainho notes:
"Since the invention of wireless communication, like the telegraph or the photophone, in the late 19th century, humans have been trying to expand their senses with artificial and mass-produced devices. Vision, hearing, voice and writing gained extensions such as radio, television, the telephone and, more recently, the Internet. This flux of information and processing obeys to a system of code, transmission, decoding, reception, etc. This flow is not naturally intelligible: without the right instruments to extract, separate and decode them, they are nothing but noise to our senses. With this reality in mind, Near Fields brings together a selection of works of art that overlap multiple media and project certain modes of action in the mental and in the exhibition space, presenting themselves as a play of forces that invites the viewer to interact with them at different levels of proximity, scale, position, or movement."
Near Fields is curated by Miguel Leal Rios and João Biscainho. The Leal Rios Foundation is open Thursday-Saturday, 2:30-6:30 PM.