Zoë Shulman: Circuit Topology

February 17th, 2017 - March 11th, 2017

Opening Reception
Friday February 17th, 2017
6:00pm to 8:00pm with the artist in attendance
Facebook event link HERE.

Artist Discussion
Saturday February 25th, 2017, 1:00pm
Facebook event link HERE.

2832 E. MLK Jr. Blvd., Suite 111, Austin, TX 78702

Zoë Shulman’s colorful approach fuses traditional analytical ideologies with imaginative expression. Fascinated with the scholarly as much as with the creative, Zoë‘s nonconformist inspiration derives from theory, chaos, and circuitry. Observing the progression of her artistry through her unique presentation of painting, design, sculpture and installation, one can’t help but recognize Zoë’s undeniable talents! CAMIBAart is honored to introduce Zoë Shulman and her first solo exhibit, Circuit Topology.

Circuit Topology features the evolution of Zoë’s creations from 2014 up until present day. Throughout the work, brightly colored Cartesian grids, concentric squares, and circular forms prevail. Zoë’s style lends vibrant playful chaos to a space, baffling the viewer’s eye with an enigma of color and shape. Drawing much of her inspiration from circuitry and Fachwerk, Zoë generates the illusion of connections bending through space.  Circuit Topology explores sensory observations that are ineffable and must be experienced to be fully understood.

In her words:  “Circuit Topology is a collection of works that employ painting, drawing, and mixed media to visualize geometries that subvert traditional painting canon.  These geometries emerge from mapping the theoretical spaces described by post-structuralism, geography, complexity, feminism, and cyber and queer culture.  Works function both on and off the wall, drawing attention to and confusing the viewer’s awareness of their own body’s movements within illusionistic, sculptural, and architectural spaces. Ultimately, Circuit Topology seeks to discover how these optical tensions can topologically bend painting to the point of ideological collapse and reform it into a more subversive medium with multi-dimensional and cross-disciplinary potential.”

Zoë Shulman earned a Bachelor of Fine Art in Painting and Drawing with a minor in Art History from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2013. Supplementing this with studies abroad in Italy and Ireland, she developed her artistic practice immersed in a vast cultural environment.  Currently based in Austin, past exhibitions include local and international museums, galleries, and universities, most notably: “The 2014 Minnesota Biennial” at the Minnesota Museum of American Art in St. Paul, “The Nasty Women Exhibition” at the Knockdown Center in New York, and “The 20th Anniversary Burren Annual Alumni Exhibition” at the Burren College of Art in Ireland.