Alicia Eggert: Timelike, Spacelike, Lightlike

Timelike FlierFor her second solo exhibition at Galeria Fernando Santos, American artist Alicia Eggert drew inspiration from theoretical physics and philosophy — Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity and Plato’s Theory of Forms. These artworks are the artist’s attempts to comprehend the way light travels through spacetime, or the way forms might be able to transcend space and time altogether. Eggert’s motivation is rooted in her struggle to understand the linear, finite and fleeting nature of human life as it exists within a cyclical, seemingly infinite universe. As a conceptual artist, she uses simple words found in our everyday language as points of entry into complex ideas that otherwise feel beyond her intellectual grasp. Eggert gives these words physical and material forms in hopes that we might be able to understand an idea more fully if we can experience it physically, and because matter and energy are the substance of life.

Alicia Eggert: Timelike, Spacelike, Lightlike

Exhibition:
May 4 – September 21, 2019

Where:
Galeria Fernando Santos
Porto, Portugal

More Info:
Visit Gallery Fernando Santos website