Caroline Picard / from Ghost Nature catalogue - Gallery 400 Chicago and La Box ensa Bourges
Assaf Evron’s Untitled (sRGB 1996) presents itself like an organic object. Its form appears intentional, as an unfamiliar species might. Contrary to first impressions, it was produced by technology. The wooden and epoxy sculpture represents the limits of a particular computer’s ability to produce color. Ideally, a computer would present a perfect sphere of color
- white in one pole, pure black at the other, with each color in the spectrum radiating out. That idealized sphere is currently impossible to achieve. Computers require strength to create color, and no system thus far has been strong enough to fulfill that ideally conceived spectrum. Consequently different computer systems have different “color models” — three dimensional algorithmic diagrams that demonstrate the various spectrums they can accomplish. The first model from 1996 is a small, strange shape. It sits on the gallery floor
like an organic beetle — and though no longer useful or relevant to the sculpture, the originating computer’s limit becomes a dominant material characteristic of the sculpture.