Bars and Stripes

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Here an Enlightenment dream of measurement unfurls across seven modernist scrolls.   Tiny changes to the composition of protozoa and plant cells take the form of black rectangular strips that bleed into gray, or white that seeps into black, with staccato-like tick marks making manifest sudden change and reversion.  The horizontal compression inherent to each strip keeps living bodies at a distance, withholding fleshy contours; and so, the dilution and condensation of ink beat the syncopated, unpredictable rhythms of transformation over time.

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