Brendan Monroe

“FORMING” alludes to the history of modern information exchange, from the dots and dashes of Morse code to the 1s and 0s of computer code—and nods to the engineers who work to advance and secure cloud computing.

The endless transitions between atmospheric accumulation and dissipation inspired the cloud-like shapes in the diptych, and Monroe considered its lofty top-floor destination in the Wilkinson Building when plotting its design.

This work has not yet settled into its final iteration; the canvases are holding space for a mural with a similar motif, to be installed later in 2021.

Forming by Brendan Monroe

Forming, 2021

Oil on canvas

On loan from the artist

Location: Wilkinson Building Level 4