manuel arturo abreu
Curated by E. A. Hyde
January 10, 2016, 7pm
∆Su = ∆Ssur + ∆Ssys
Erwin Schrödinger defined “Negative entropy” in 1943 as what life feeds upon. In 1947, Alfred Ubbelohde defined “disentropy” as the tendency of organisms to resist entropy by self-ordering. In 1953, Léon Brillouin modified the former to “negentropy,” what living systems imported and stored. In 1974, Albert Szent-Györgyi proposed the term “syntropy,” first coined by mathematician Luigi Fantappiè in 1941, should replace negentropy in order to better describe evolving life systems that progressively organize to combat entropy.
manuel arturo abreu (b. 1991, Santo Domingo) is a poet and artist from the Bronx. Their work has appeared in the New Inquiry, MCA Australia, Gauss PDF, the Offing, and elsewhere. Currently based in Portland, they are the managing editor of Civil Coping Mechanisms and co-founder of home school, a free pop-up art school in Portland. They are included in the online group exhibition “Real Live Online,” hosted by The New Museum. Their first book, “List of Consonants,” is available from Bottlecap Press.
Casey McGuire (b. Vermont) is a sculptor and video artist currently living and working in Carrollton, GA. McGuire has shown work extensively in the US, including Bernard Zuckerman Museum of Art, The Goat Farm Arts Center, MCA Denver, BOX 13, Kibbee Gallery, and Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago). Her work has been published in Bad At Sports, Sculpture Magazine, Princeton Architectural Press, and Arts Atlanta. McGuire received her MFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder and is professor of sculpture at the University of West Georgia.
Rachel Wolfson (b. 1992, Clearwater, FL) is an artist and writer living in San Fransisco. She researches culture, technology, and medicine - often making work about how these fields intersect and influence one another.