5/1/13 – Randal Thurston, Matthew Brand and Kai von Fintel

The Language of Forms 

Cut-paper artist Randal Thurston creates intricate wall installations, which explore mythology, history, memory and science. He uses sources both scientific and art historical, striving to achieve an underlying structural harmony in his overarching desire to map the world of ideas. Scientist Matthew Brand studies perception, learning, and control — what is optimal; what compromises does nature make? In the studio he exploits nature’s shortcuts to create “optimized illusions” of unexpected beauty. Noted linguist Kai von Fintel is interested in meaning. His work investigates many topics in the area of natural language Semantics and Pragmatics and their intersection.