Juried art exhibition opens at Gertrude Herbert Institute

September 23, 2016; Dr. Tom Mack, Aiken Standard

Psychology or the exploration of inner space is paramount in some pieces. Consider the pen and ink rendering by Art Vandenberg entitled “Quantum Differentiation Shield.” Using some of the ideas stemming from the study of quantum geometry, the artist has created an ever-expanding spiral composed of individual segments. To the right of this central image is a “key” to the 11 basic designs used to fill in each segment of the spiral. The application of these registered designs, how- ever, is non-commutative. Thus, the principal figure, which swirls out from a central core, appears to be the largely subconscious product of random accretion…


National Competition ‘Works on Paper’ at the Long Beach Island Foundation

Jul 13, 2016; Pat Johnson, The Sandpiper

Art Vandenberg was more conceptual and dispassionate when he created his tour de force, “Kimono: kinetic information modulated objective neuron self-organization (space-time continuum fabric)” in pen and ink, which garnered him an honorable mention. His drawings explore the ideas of self-organized memory from the perspective of quantum physics. “I modeled this by making a random mark, then successively adding marks, remembering the growing sequence of marks. … Using a grid-like structure, I filled each cell with the gray sets of marks until a completely filled cell is created and then I remove a mark proceeding by successively ‘un-remembering’ marks until I return to a blank state – A reasonable analogy to life (where) each moment is adding or losing information.”...


Updated: High Museum to feature drawings by 75-plus Ga. artists this summer 

Widening its GPS coverage area, the High Museum of Art has announced it will present a sequel this summer to its popular 2013 exhibition of Atlanta-based artists “Drawing Inside the Perimeter.”…In The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s review, critic Felicia Feaster wrote, “It’s hard to think of a moment in the past 20 years when the High offered such a profound, far-reaching and impressive celebration of Atlanta’s unique artistic achievements…"