Exhibition combines form with code in considering seen and unseen

In this installation, artist Joshua Penrose is using art to address our understanding of code, invisible yet ubiquitous.

“New Works” includes installation sculpture (some pieces are interactive), video elements and paintings with LED strips embedded in them. In each case, Penrose asks the viewer to consider how what is seen is affected by what is not. Most of the works have a temporal component as well.

“I've always worked with digital media, writing code,” he said. “So I'm investigating what kind of forms that can take, getting that stuff into objects.”

A series of five control panels features speakers, grids, buttons, lights and switches. “Like a '50s sci-fi throwback” Penrose said, encouraging the viewer to “cross that line of ‘can I touch it?'”