The Cube will feature the exhibit Sky’s Limit on Friday, December 7th from 6-9 PM as part of the ongoing First Friday exhibition series held at the RAiR compound. Sky’s Limit will feature a series of works by Dallas based artist Andrew Douglas Underwood and a video work by Ryder Richards. Interested in the notation of the sky and the subsequent efforts fully capture it’s complexity, the artists both offer studies of the sky both beautiful and relevant to contemporary arts discourse.
Underwood’s series of eight drawings are inspired by his historical research into the work of Luke Howard, a meteorologist who in 1802 developed the nomenclature system for clouds. Set to music, each drawing offers an stipled system of patterning at once abstract and accurate. Simultaneously, the drawings are photographed and printed out, allowing one further step in the process of documentation, notation, and degradation from the original source. Richards offers a video piece recording the sky’s changes over time. Seeking and questioning through digital means the pure perception of James Turrell’s installations the work also provides the familiar format of a colorfield painting while sidestepping the need for traditional media.