Exhibitions: Mathman's Delight

Arithmetical symmetry and structural repetition in architecture are as old as the pyramids, but the use of numbers to organize an impersonal art, devoid of any symbolism, is something that seems to have arrived with the computer era. Dozens of painters and sculptors of late have discarded figuration and imagery, and even the brush stroke laden with emotional direction as a means of organizing their art. As a substitute, they have turned to arithmetical series, algebraic permutations and modular combinations of shapes and forms; the works that they produce belong to a...