Press Release

New York, NY. February 24, 2015 – Nelson Saiers—artist, math whiz, polymath, and former hedge fund manager—is opening his sophomore show, the Second Part of 1, at Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery, from April 8 to April 21, 2015. There will be an opening reception for the artist on Wednesday, April 8 from 6 to 8 pm. Hoerle-Guggenheim  Gallery is located at 527 West 23rd Street in Chelsea.


His first show, Blindfolded in Gravity's Shadow, attracted national attention for its novel visualizations of Braille, its bold use of color and shape to explore the world through a visual math, and the sheer intellectual firepower driving the conceptual artwork.  Saiers employs his deep knowledge of math and physics to more fully address and opine on the deepest issues and mysteries of life by creating visually striking and thought-provoking pieces of art.   His pieces explored social and ethical issues sparked by his childhood experiences around the world (including his first-hand experience with war and disease in Afghanistan, Ethiopia, and Sub-Saharan Africa), the mathematical spheres of topology and geometry, and still life within the framework of physics.


This show, the Second Part of 1, will extend his exploration of the world through his unique lens.  His social justice conversation will focus on the achievements of women in math; his continued exploration of geometry and topology will use a retrospective approach to capture the concurrent simplicity and abstraction; and his fascination with still life will explore new physics experiments with surprising results.  


Braille markings continue to make up the central vocabulary of his work. According to the artist, “The frequent use of flat circular spots points to the nature of infinity in our world, a quest for truth in the shadows of simplicity, and the prevalence of humanity's blindness to societal issues.”