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Friday, September 07, 2007

some gallery hopping

Just a shortlist of great stuff I have seen in the last two days:

Luke Murphy performing "Where are we going: The mathematical relation of anxiety to anxiety in the context of future anxiety" at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery in Williamsburg. The mystical and slightly crazy post-corporate Power Point presentation actually made me a little anxious (but in a good way).

"Hector", by Swiss artist/designer Jürg Lehni, gave another demonstration of its awesome vector powers at Swiss Institute (SOHO).

"Hektor is a portable Spray-paint Output Device for laptop computers. It was created in close collaboration with engineer Uli Franke for Jürg Lehni's diploma project at écal (école cantonale d'art de Lausanne) in 2002.

Hektor’s light and fragile installation consists only of two motors, toothed belts and a can holder that handles regular spray cans. The can is moved along drawing paths just as the human hand or old plotters would. During operation, the mechanism sometimes trembles and wobbles, and the paint often drips. The contrasts between these low-tech aspects and the high-tech touch of the construction hold ambiguous and poetic qualities and make Hektor enjoyable to watch in action."

A delicious show of new paintings by Emilio Perez at Galerie Lelong in Chelsea.
This stuff makes you wanna forget that painting has been dead for a while (just kidding!).

BTW, the lighting in the space was WAY to strong, but that's gallery's fault...

image: Galerie Lelong

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