Michael Eudy
By the end of the Renaissance, most of the earth’s land masses had been discovered by European explorers. By the mid-1960’s all of the world’s accessible arable land had been cultivated to capacity and governments turned to fossil fuel based fertilizers in order to increase the land’s productivity. And by the end of the first half of the 21st century, physical and technological limitations will eventually prevent humanity from breaking through any new frontiers. For example, according to Moore’s Law of Integrated Circuits, by the year 2020, the smallest computer microchips will be only 2 atoms thick and can get no smaller. And despite advances in optics, we will be able to see only so far with telescopes because the light emitted by distant stars will not have had the time to reach us, given the finite speed of light.

So what can one explore when all the frontiers have been conquered? How is one to break past this event horizon? And how, in an art as old as painting can one carve out new territory, especially if one accepts the argument that Modernism has exhausted all of painting’s possibilities. Perhaps it doesn’t matter, and perhaps it isn’t possible. This is the focus of this body of work, to traverse and re-traverse familiar territory in hopes of finding something overlooked, or to rediscover something long lost.

voyages in spacetime
Michael Eudy voyages in spacetime Acrylic and Urethane on Canvas
Self Portrait as the Captain of an early 20th Century Vessel, Posed with Certain of My Books
2006
Acrylic and Urethane on Canvas
57"x82 1/2"

Michael Eudy voyages in spacetime Acrylic on Linen
The Double Slit Experiment: Two Things at Once/Two Places at Once
2006
Acrylic on Linen
73"x67"
Michael Eudy voyages in spacetime Acrylic on Canvas
Lost at Sea
2006
Acrylic on Canvas
59"x47 1/4"
Michael Eudy voyages in spacetime Acrylic on Linen
Hidden in Plain Sight
2006
Acrylic on Linen
39 1/2" x 33 1/2"
Michael Eudy voyages in spacetime Acrylic and Marker on Linen
An Attempt to Slow the Expansion of Space
2006
Acrylic and Marker on Linen
68 3/4" x 86 1/4"
Michael Eudy voyages in spacetime Acrylic on Linen
The First Safari
2006
Acrylic on Linen
51" x 60"
Michael Eudy voyages in spacetime Acrylic on Linen
Untitled (Arizona Highways)
2006
Acrylic on Linen
57" x 82 1/2"
Michael Eudy voyages in spacetime Acrylic and Enamel on Canvas
Five Airplanes Moving Through a Particular Region of Space, Warping Its Topography, Imperceptibly but Measurably
2006
Acrylic and Enamel on Canvas
72" x 54"
Michael Eudy voyages in spacetime Acrylic on Canvas
The Globetrotter
2007
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 18"
Michael Eudy voyages in spacetime Acrylic on Canvas
Sisyphus the Runaway Train
2007
Acrylic on Canvas
42" x 36"
Michael Eudy voyages in spacetime Acrylic on Canvas
The Last Safari
2006
Acrylic on Canvas
36" x 24"
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