Words By Galena Mosovich
Magnus Sodamin’s latest exhibition, “Infinity Split,” explores the fluidity of paint in what will be the last show at Primary Projects’ current gallery space. The building will be torn down soon to make way for Miami World Center and Sodamin plans to document the demolition with a GoPro device.
In this poetic farewell, the Miami-based artist suggests that “forever is what we make of it” with seemingly infinitesimal colors, shapes, and patterns that cover the gallery’s floor-to-ceiling walls. To fully appreciate the artist’s elaborate manipulation of the environment, we suggest considering the time, space, and resources that went into the project.
By the Numbers
Gallons of paint used to create exhibit: 120
Number of colors used: 44 (Note: base number that started the process. Additional colors formed after mixing.)
Square feet covered by paint: 3,000+
Number of paintings: 4 paintings are suspended from the ceiling
Size of paintings: 58 1/2″; 67″; 86″; 86″
Days it took to cover the gallery in paint: 10
Days it took to complete each painting: About 2 weeks per painting
Number of people there to assist: 1 photographer
Days until the show closes: 4