Light Matrix enero 26, 2010Posted by christian saucedo in Media facade.
Tags: Media facade, Media facade - Auto active
Tipo. Fachada media – auto activa
Autor instalación. Leo Villareal
Edificio. Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Ciudad. Buffalo, N.Y
As part of the Extreme Abstraction exhibition at tha Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Leo Villareal was commissiones to create Light Matrix, a permanent site specific installation using Gordon Bunshaft´s 1962 addition. The work utilizes 360 nodes installed behind the 16 by 80 foot black-window wall that overlooks the Sculpture Garden.
“Estreme Abstraction investigates and rejoices in the continuing vitality of this dynamic, adventuresome, and highly unique artistic language – the quintessential development in modern art – as it adapts to the 21st century,” said Associate Curator Claire Schneider, who organized the exhibition whit Albright-Knox Director Louis Grachos.
“Contemporary abstraction is marked by adventurous use of materials, hybridization of media, subtle humor, and compulsion to engage tha viewer´s entire sensorial responses. Still, these works hold fast to characteristics at the heart of abstractions, which has a 100-years history – a desire to describe the world free of narrative and representational imagery, an urge to capture poetic approximations of experience, and an openness to a variety of voices,” Schneider said.