ART REVIEW: DiRico’s ‘Data Sets’ comments on information overload at Montserrat

Resource Author:  Keith Powers
Resource Date:  01/16/2017
Resource Name:  Marblehead
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Get ready for the onslaught of small data. Or non-data. Anti-data. Anything but big data.

Katherine Mitchell DiRico’s exhibition “Data Sets,” on view through Feb. 4 at Montserrat College’s Schlosberg Gallery, wants you to think about data, implies data, and establishes an aesthetic around data – all without any data. Her delicate, barely visible wall installations – pinned wire, some string, pencil marks, shockingly little color – look like carelessly copied musical scores, or perverse renderings of DaVinci’s geometric anatomical drawings. Pinned wire and string emanate from a central, tangled cluster, stretching out into incoherent, unequal directions.