Yale affiliates featured in ‘Strange Loops’

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A painting of a typewriter by Sam Messer ’82 ART on display at Artspace as part of “Strange Loops”
A painting by Sam Messer ’82 ART on display at Artspace as part of “Strange Loops”

Yale School of Art faculty member and alumna Sarah Oppenheimer ’99 ART, along with some former faculty members and alumni, are featured in the current Artspace exhibition “Strange Loops,” on view through the end of February.

The group exhibition explores psychological affect and the human condition expressed through instruments, systems, and objects of human design. It expands on themes that were explored in two Museum of Modern Art shows: the 2011 exhibition “Talk to Me” and last year’s “Thinking Machines,” which surveyed the promises and processes of communication using digital and electronic media. “Strange Loops” addresses the anxieties and conflicting emotions brought about by rapid technological change.

Abstract photo of a plaid shirt by Nicholas Steindorf ’14 ART and Kyle Williams ’15 ART (aka Blinn & Lambert)
A piece by Nicholas Steindorf ’14 ART and Kyle Williams ’15 ART (aka Blinn & Lambert)

Other featured artists are emeritus faculty member Sam Messer ’82 ART, Anna Maria Gomez Lopez ’14 ART, Nicholas Steindorf ’14 ART and Kyle Williams ’15 ART (aka Blinn & Lambert), Ilana Harris-Babou ’13, and Teddy Mathias ’17 ART. The show’s curators are Johannes DeYoung, formerly director of the Yale Center for Collaborative Arts and Media, and former School of Art faculty member Federico Solmi.

The artists contributions include machines, computation, moving-image, painting, sculpture, and performance.

Artspace, located at 50 Orange St. in New Haven, is open to the public Wednesday-Saturdays, noon-6 p.m. It will be closed for the holidays starting on Dec. 21 and will reopen in the new year on Jan. 15.