Emerging Arts, A New Angle

Many of us think of 'emerging art' as art practices that are so new that they lack venues for presentation and critical attention. Paul St George has a different take on Emergent Art, one that derives from biological behavior. Based on John Conway's Game of Life, which is actually not a game but a cellular automata describing the birth and death of organisms, St George's 'Emergent Art' organizes these rules into a beautifully Minimal, Peter Halley-esque implementation. I wasn't able to deduce any specifics about the Game of Life, but the artist's salient theme, that complex sequences emerge from simple events, shines through. -- Rachel Greene