Artist's Talk Erwin Redl
This set of independent exhibitions features the work of six rising international artists on view inside and outside the Wexner Center. Organized by the Wexner Center and opening in conjunction with the center’s 21st anniversary celebrations, the presentations continue the Wex's tradition of supporting younger artists in their efforts.
Informal presentations by artists.
Artist Erwin Redl talks about the use of light in his art and about the other interests and influences that have shaped his work, including the one he’s installed along the Wex's exterior grid as part of Six Solos.
Giant webs of both dynamic and static lights, Redl's sculptures draw on motifs from such pioneering light artists as Dan Flavin and James Turrell to create atmospheric, shape-shifting installations. Born in Austria, Redl is currently based in Bowling Green, Ohio, and his background includes studies in both electronic music and computer art. His work has been seen in such exhibitions as the 2002 Whitney Biennial, where he wrapped the museum’s façade in a curtain of red and blue LED lights, and Ecstasy: In and About Altered States at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, where he created an environmental matrix of green LED lights.
The free brochure accompanying this exhibition (available in late November) includes an essay by Kris Paulsen, an assistant professor in Ohio State’s Department of History of Art.
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Speed Shift, 2007
Computer-controlled LED installation with sound at Ace Gallery,
Beverly Hills, CA
4 1/2 inches x 30 feet x 30 feet, 6 inches (variable)
Courtesy of Ace Gallery and the artist
Free for to all audiences
GENERAL SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council