Light Spill

Art from Light Spill Exhibit

Sandra Gibson & Luis Recoder

A moving image installation
Curated by Elena Gorfinkel

January 27 - February 10, 2011

Artist Statement

In our installation work, we use projected light to articulate space and time. Film projectors and celluloid are the material base of our constructions in light and shadow, the elemental properties of cinema. These things are deeply imbued with a history of viewership in the dark of the theater. To remove it from darkness is to flood this history and cast a certain illumination upon it. A certain exposure. Light spills in the shifting of film from its native darkness in enclosed chambers (camera obscura) to the uncanny openness and defamiliarized illumination of installation. We are exploring the shift, elaborating the displacement, recasting the light mechanics of a peculiar estrangement of the medium. The art of cinema, yes. But more timely: the becoming cinema of art. That is the coming attraction for us. - Sandra Gibson + Luis Recoder

About the Artist

Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder have exhibited their solo and collaborative performances and installations at the Whitney Museum of American Art (NY), P.S.1 MoMA (NY), The Kitchen (NY), Diapason Gallery (NY), Redcat (LA), Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery (Houston), Ballroom Marfa (Marfa), Robischon Gallery (Denver), ICA (London), Barbican Art Gallery (London), Peter Kilchmann Gallery (Zurich), Viennale (Vienna), KW (Berlin), Hartware Medien Kunst Verein (Dortmund), TENT. (Rotterdam), Palais des Beaux-Arts (Brussels), La Casa Encendida (Madrid), Museu do Chiado (Portugal), RIXC (Latvia), Image Forum (Tokyo). Their work is in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art (NY), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (Madrid), Museum of Contemporary Cinema Foundation (Paris), as well as numerous private collections. Gibson and Recoder are based in New York City.

Join us for an Opening Reception
Thursday, January 27, 2011
5 - 7:00 pm

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Art History Gallery
Mitchell Hall, Room 154
3203 North Downer Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Gallery Hours:
Mondays - Thursdays, 10am - 4pm

The gallery is free, open to the public and handicap accessible. During off hours, access is limited to members of the Friends of Art History who may visit the gallery by appointment. Contact information: (414) 229-4330 or packmanj@uwm.edu


 
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