RGB: The Jungle
Francesco Rugi and Silvia Quintanilla
In the Main Space
For their first exhibition in the United States, Milan based artist/designer duo Carnovsky (Francesco Rugi and Silvia Quintanilla) wanted to present a subject they really care about: the jungle, with its exuberant, twisted and redundant vegetation patterns that can hide bizarre and exotic creatures.
Their design project RGB uses filters and colored lights to hide and reveal rendered images utilizing the basic principles of additive primary colors red, green, and blue. This method plays on human perception of colors and allows the eye to be tricked into sensing revealed images based on the colors being reflected. With this trick, the image of the jungle can hide bizarre creatures and reveal them with just a flash of light.
RGB is about exploring surface and skin, mutating and interacting with different chromatic stimuli while questioning notions of perception. With RGB, Carnovsky aims to create something ephemeral and continuously mutating, promoting the concept of indefiniteness rather than certainty.
See installation photos here on Flickr.
RGB: The Jungle is made possible with generous support from Bangor Savings Bank, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Sam L. Cohen Foundation, and a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. Print services by Designtex.