Really Large Numbers, a laboratory comprised of the individual and collaborative experiments/expeditions of Chad Stayrook and Julia Oldham, combines rigorous scientific research, innovative invention, and romantic spirit to explore the unknown. Stayrook’s solo exhibitions include The Search for an Unattainable Beast, Romer Young Gallery, San Francisco, CA (2010); and Shooting for the Stars, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA (2009).  His group exhibitions include Peekskill Project V, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY (2012); and 2009 Incheon Artist’s Biennial, Incheon South Korea (2009). Stayrook was awarded the Harold Arts residency (2011), as well as the The Arctic Circle residency with The Farm Foundation for the Arts and Sciences (2010). Publications include Art Monthly Australia (2010), and San Francisco Bay Guardian (2010). Stayrook recieved his B.F.A. from Ohio University and his  M.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute. Oldham’s solo exhibitions include Strange Readings, G Fine Art, Washington, DC, (2010); and The Timber, Art in General, New York, NY (2009).  Her group exhibitions include Day Job, Drawing Center, NY (2010); and Brooklyn is Burning, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY (2010).  Oldham was awarded the Cuts and Burns residency with Outpost Artists Resources (2011); and was selected to participate in the Artist in the Marketplace program at the Bronx Museum of Art (2010). Publications include The New York Times (2011), and The Village Voice (2010). Oldham received her B.A. from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and her M.F.A. from the University of Chicago. Really Large Numbers will establish a laboratory together on Governors Island and use the space as a base of operation.

Image credit: courtesy of the artist