These simultaneous exhibitions featuring Keith Tyson (GB, born 1969) and Verne Dawson (USA, born 1961) show material that could not look more different, and yet both artists' work is predicated on the explanatory models and myths underlying our perceptions and thus also our reality.
Keith Tyson's four rooms display a universe of objects, paintings, photographic works and installations that reveal elements of our reality constructions and explanation models in material form, using a wide variety of artistic styles. Philosophy, science, technology, language and description patterns for forms of nature and culture are all ordering structures for reality. Tyson shifts them through a number of transitory formations and an infinite list of possibilities in his laboratory. He realizes works that relate chaos and order, space and time, possibility and actuality to the individual viewer as he or she stands confronted with a landscape showing the simultaneity of micro- and macrocosm.
In Keith Tyson's work we are confronted simultaneously, as an idea and in material form, with the library of Babel: an infinite number of rooms and books that themselves open up rooms and ideas, multi-dimensionally and to infinity, as described by the writer Jorge Luis Borges. This universe contains no two books (or things) that are identical, it is infinite both in its spatial extent and its spatial reduction; it is perhaps only time. But we also find ourselves facing an image of the internet, the nervous system and Marcel Duchamp's conceptual and parascientific strategies, or taking a wild ride along the boundaries of scientific models that are Science Fiction and reality at the same time.