New York: Infinite Light by Laurent Grasso
Part of the College’s wide-ranging to: Night exhibition, which examines the many different meanings of night and darkness through the works of over 40 international artists.
Infinite Light spans the exterior of the pedestrian bridges that connect the main buildings at Hunter College. This marks the first time an art event of such scale has graced the exterior of the college. The piece is comprised of the repeating words “day for night” illuminated in neon. The fluorescent tubes cast a blue tint which is similar to the filters used by cinematographers when filming scenes during the day to represent nighttime. By playing with the technique of “day for night,” Infinite Light produces an effect which is both spectacular-in the visual seductiveness of the material used, the scale of the piece, and the repetition of the words-and deceptive because the intensity of the light it produces means that paradoxically, it is only visible once night begins to fall.
This work is part of the College’s wide-ranging to: Night exhibition, which examines the many different meanings of night and darkness through the works of over 40 international artists.
to: Night brings together a selection of contemporary works which explore the theme of night through a variety of approaches. Curated by Joachim Pissarro, Bershad Professor of Art History and Director of the Hunter College Art Galleries, with Mara Hoberman and Julia Moreno, this exhibition at the Hunter College Art Galleries coincides with the Van Gogh and the Colors of the Night exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art. to: Night will be on view at both the Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery on Hunter College’s main campus and the Hunter College/Times Square Gallery located at the MFA Building in Midtown Manhattan.
Artists featured in this exhibition include Vija Celmins, Gregory Crewdson, Stan Douglas, Spencer Finch, Laurent Grasso, David Hammons, Claude Lévêque, Robert Longo, Vik Muniz, John Pilson, Thomas Ruff, Jeff Wall, Andy Warhol …
|When||Daily through December 6th, 2008|
|Hours||Tuesday – Saturday, 1 to 6 p.m.|
The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery
Southwest corner of 68th St. and Lexington Ave.
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