Leo Villareal – Volume

“Cylinder,” a mixed media sculpture from Leo Villareal is currently installed at the Gering & López Gallery in New York City. It is the fourth time that the artist has had a solo exhibit with the gallery. The viewer clearly benefits from the chemistry that has developed between creator and venue.

Leo Villareal - Cylinder - 2011
Leo Villareal, Cylinder, white LEDs, mirror finished stainless steel, custom software, electrical hardware, 12 x 9 x 9 feet, 2011.

Suspended amidst small shards of mirror finished stainless steel, more than twenty thousand while LED lights have been tuned to dim and brighten in concert. The artist has likened the time based piece to a musical score. The pulsations mount frequencies through the optic nerve that can result in a light hypnotic shift.

Leo Villareal - Cylinder (detail) - 2011
Leo Villareal, Cylinder (detail), white LEDs, mirror finished stainless steel, custom software, electrical hardware, 12 x 9 x 9 feet, 2011.

The exhibit is titled “Volume” and contains one piece of sculpture, “Cylinder.” The space in between the edge of the lights and the surrounding walls is very important to Villareal. The light pulsing on the wall behind you and the shift to dark that happens on the others that you are with is all part of the art. Step into this thoughtful sequence and you become it while it becomes you.

Leo Villareal - Cylinder (detail) - 2011
Leo Villareal, Cylinder (detail), white LEDs, mirror finished stainless steel, custom software, electrical hardware, 12 x 9 x 9 feet, 2011.

Leo Villareal
Volume
4 May – 25 June 2011
Gering & López Gallery
NYC



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About Scott Lickstein, Look Into My Owl

Scott Lickstein is a visual artist and was the founder / primary writer for the art news source, LookIntoMyOwl.com until January 2013 when it merged with NOWhere Limited’s Magazine.




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