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  • David Eichholtz

"Red (Force Fields)


Featuring: Jim Campbell, Marcia Lyons, Woody Vasulka, Leo Villareal, Ben Weiner

June 1 - 26, 2011

Opening reception: Friday, June 3, 2011, 5:00-7:00 PM

130 Lincoln Avenue, Suite D, Santa Fe, NM 87501

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David Richard Contemporary is pleased to present RED (Force Fields), an immersive experience in the color RED. The exhibition will feature a two part installation by Marcia Lyons–a projected live feed of the earth's seismic data bubbling up as large red dots, activated by viewers in one space and translated into a massive digital painting on the walls of an adjacent gallery space. The artwork is data and viewer driven, the viewer moves and the piece moves, as both become one with the pulse of the earth.

The exhibition will include digital work by Jim Campbell, Ambiguous Icon #1 (Running Falling), 2000–the seminal, low-resolution piece that became the cornerstone of Campbell’s ongoing investigation into perception. The piece is more evocative than descriptive, with little detail provided by the artist, the viewer must engage to create his or her own narrative. Flag, by Leo Villareal, an LED sculpture programmed to cycle through ever changing images of the American flag transitions to monochromes and abstract patterns. Brightly flashing and reminiscent of fire works, Times Square and all things that glitter, it pulses with political tension and vibrates with social cues–which ones depend upon the viewer’s orientation and current events as colored by the media.

The installation of Woody Vasulkas' Noise Fields, (1974, 2011) will be re-created in the gallery's Project Space. The 'stroboscopic' movement trespasses the viewer's senses, leaving a series of 'after-image' affects by way of electronic perceptual shifts and aesthetic disruptions charged with affects. The exhibition will also feature new videos by Ben Weiner, that focus on the transformation of transformative substances in a montage of photographic stills that seem to create a slow moving painting on a flat monitor.

RED (Force Fields) is based upon the observation that the most important aspect of energy is not the source, but the space around it and the influence of one on the other through some 'force' like gravity or electromagnetism – RED signals a color's peculiarities. What is color doing to the viewer? With both wave and particle like characteristics this group of artist's works 'communicate' across a 'field', each has a unique 'frequency' and language to 'speak' to the world as a resonating 'sound'... in light.

The exhibition will be accompanied by an on-line catalog.

David Richard Contemporary is located in downtown Santa Fe north of the historic plaza. The gallery offers a range of important contemporary art with an emphasis on abstraction in a variety of media by established and emerging American and international contemporary artists, as well as historically significant works from the 1960s through the 1980s.

Gallery Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM

For additional information please contact: David Eichholtz

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