Five Corners Opens at Enso Artspace

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Cody Ruttys oil on canvas compositions are inspired by his studies of mathematics.
  • Andrew Crisp
  • Cody Rutty's oil on canvas compositions are inspired by his studies of mathematics.

Local artist Marcus Pierce's work graces the cover of this week's edition of Boise Weekly.

"It's a picture of two hands doing the 'magic fingers,'" he said, and then made the gesture before disappearing into the crowd at Garden City's Enso Artspace Friday night.

The opening of the Five Corners show included work by Pierce, Todd Newman, Dave Darraugh, Ben Browne and Cody Rutty. Pierce offered only one work that evening—the massive Moire series of oil on clear acrylic panels. Images of faces were set against a murky black backdrop. Some of the models were his friends.

"I want them to be specific portraits," he said. "Not just people I know, but just a selection of people."

Across the room, Rutty's oil on canvas series combined art and science. The series of lines bowed together into shapes and patterns.

"Part of the purpose for them is for people to interpret those line structures, let their eyes follow different shapes," said Rutty. "They leave a lot up to the viewer to decide what the object in them is.

However, Rutty said the theories behind his mathematics patterns weren't required to appreciate the work. That was a conscious choice.

"I study mathematics, but these are meant to be perceived and appreciated by people with no knowledge of math as well," he said.

Fiver Corners remains on display until Aug. 31, marking the second iteration of Enso's Guest Artist program.

BW cover artist Marcus Pierce pieced together his Moire Series from portraits.
  • Andrew Crisp
  • BW cover artist Marcus Pierce pieced together his Moire Series from portraits.

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