Strange physics, organic forms and spiritual surrealism feature in an exhibition of new holographic sculptures and film by New York City based artist & filmmaker, Eric Leiser.
EXHIBITION: Thursday 18th April – Wednesday 24th April 2019, Mon - Sat, 12-6pm
OPENING: Wednesday 17th April, 6.30pm
SCREENING + Q&A: Wednesday 24th April, 7pm
Working with a breadth of materials in sculpture, analog film holography, painting, drawing, animation and video, Eric Leiser’s art mines the magnetic tension between the virtual and the real, visibility and invisibility, language and illegibility, in a quest to arrive at space of zero-point energy. This new body of work in holography explores the strange phenomenon of Superconductivity, in its mathematical, philosophical and spiritual forms.
In Leiser’s Superconductivity Series, the holographic sculptures are composed of fired clay ceramics glazed with experimental paint, mineral and lichen mixtures, suggesting crystalline, fungal, subatomic and quantum particles. Also included in the exhibition is Superfluidity (2019) a video by Leiser made specifically for this exhibition, further pondering various facets of superconductivity and its relationship to holography.
A screening of Eric’s short film program will take place on Wednesday 24th April, details will be announced soon.
Eric Leiser is an award-winning artist, filmmaker, animator, puppeteer, writer and holographer working in New York and born in California. An alumni of CalArt’s Experimental Animation program, he creates animated and live action feature films and shorts as well as works integrating animation, puppetry, painting, holography, live performance and installation.
His most recent solo exhibitions include Galerie Entropia in Poland, United Nations in New York, Galerie du Haut Pave Gallery in Paris, Sound of MU Gallery in Oslo, Flux Factory through Holocenter in New York City, Fringe Exhibitions Gallery in Los Angeles, Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, Ruben H. Fleet Space Museum in San Diego and Goldsmiths, University of London. Group exhibitions include The Whitney Museum of American Art, Mass MOCA, The MIT Museum, Armory Arts Center, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, Cabinet Magazine among others.
His animated/live action films have been screened at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Victoria and Albert Museum, Museum of Modern Art Antwerp, The Istanbul Modern Museum of Art, Thessaloniki Contemporary Art Museum, MASS MoCA, Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas Museum de Buenos Aires, The Ruben H. Fleet Space Museum, Four-Dimensions Space Art Museum Beijing, The Wexner Center, (BFI) British Film Institute, Anthology Film Archives, Los Angeles Filmforum, San Francisco Film Society, CVM Center for Visual Music, Aster Arts Plaza Hiroshima, Armory Art Center, Oxford University, Goldsmiths-University of London, Royal College of Art, Harvard University, California Institute of the Arts, The Art Institute in Chicago, The New School, SVA, Pratt Institute, The Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing and Sonoma State University among others.