“ESCHER. The Exhibition & Experience is an exhibition of over 200 works by the iconic Dutch artist M.C. Escher. It is the most important and the largest exhibition of M.C. Escher ever presented in the United States.
Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898 – 1972) is world renowned for his enigmatic sketches and paradoxical designs, executed with incredible detail and mathematic precision to create and construct impossible worlds. Escher had a natural intuition for mathematical drawings, and was captivated by repeating patterns of interlocking tessellations, and the paradoxical representations of infinity. Exploring the intersection between art, mathematics, science, and poetry, Escher’s works have fascinated and astounded generations of artists, architects, mathematicians, musicians, and designers alike.
A one-of-a-kind artist who used to say that ‘wonder is the salt of the earth,’ Escher has broadened the imaginations and perspectives of generations of art lovers, through works in which everything is connected: science, nature, analytical rigor and aesthetic beauty.” — Arthemisia
“My work is a game, a very serious game.” — M.C. Escher
“Escher was a singular artistic visionary, whose works still beguile and entrance wherever they are seen,” said curators Mark Veldhuysen and Federico Giudiceandrea. “We are thrilled to bring this exhibition to New York, and to expose new audiences, young and old, to an artist whose vast influence can be felt throughout the spectrum of contemporary culture.”
The exhibition is produced by Arthemisia and curated by Mark Veldhuysen (curator of the M.C. Escher Foundation Collection for over thirty years, http://www.mcescher.com) and Federico Giudiceandrea (one of the world’s foremost collectors of, and experts on, the art of M.C. Escher).
ESCHER. The Exhibition & Experience is at Industry City (34 34th Street, Building 6), Brooklyn, New York.