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Multifarious Aspects of Horndeski’s Work
October 18–December 28
Horndeski Contemporary, 716 Canyon, horndeskicontemporary.com
Gregory Horndeski earned a PhD in mathematics and quickly became a tenured professor of math and physics. By the time he was in his early 30s, however, he decided his true destiny was to be a painter. Moving from oils to acrylics, he kept bumping up against each medium’s limits until he developed a method of pouring acrylic paint onto a horizontal canvas and moving it around with a knife. In almost 40 years of painting he has worked in 16 categories, including music paintings, natural disaster paintings, family affair paintings, and social commentary paintings. This show includes at least one piece from each category.
In 2013 Horndeski became aware that a number of physicists had unearthed theories and equations he had developed while writing his dissertation. Describing them as “… all the rage in cosmology,” his theories have been cited over 1,400 times in published articles.