In Explicitly Activist, colourful ribbons emerge from the grey background of the canvas. An ensemble of purples, reds, oranges and green marks come out of the composition. We notice a play of contrasts; the monotony of flat, subdued priming weighs the cheerfulness of painterly textures. This strategy further highlights Darcy Gerbarg's fascination with brushstrokes. Made in a 3D environment wearing VR goggles, this painting is a physical performance, a composition in space. We observe this depth of field in the ribbons' recesses and overlaps.
The artwork was printed painted in a 3DVirtual World at the Future Reality Lab, New York University, Courant Institute for Mathematical Science, with 3DVR Goggles, and then printed on canvas at Lightwork, Syracuse University.
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