acrylic paint, light. 2011
160cm (w) x 105cm (h)
Edition of 6.
ABOUT THE LIGHT CANVASES
In the light canvases’ body of work, precise light beams pass over an array of rectangular structures printed on a flat surface. Darkness and illumination alternates to create an immersive three-dimensional experience transforming our sense of space. As Edward Rothstein wrote in the NY Times in 2011 in an article called “When Pictures Leap to Other Screens”, there really is a thrill to these experiments. You are amazed at the technology while being entranced by the effects. Moving images, though the familiar substance of experience, have only been created in recent centuries. They seem more real than still images, but are more artificial in themselves, even unsettling; they resemble experience but seem divorced from it, even supplanting it. And while a still image proclaims permanence, a moving image is evanescent. Whatever the medium, it also has unusual power to affect perceptions and inspire amazement”.
In his light sculptures, Lemercier pushes the experience to another level, bringing a physical aspect to his three-dimensional sculpture-screens. He approaches sculpture as a volume in continuous transformation rather than a static mass, thereby making reality strangely unreal. For this purpose two layers are overlapped. On the one hand the physical layer- the object itself- controls the real space and shapes the volumetric base that serves as a support for the second level, a virtual projected layer of light that allows to control transformation and sequentiality.
Joanie Lemercier is represented by:
Muriel Guépin gallery,
83 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002, USA
|Jan 2015||Muriel Guépin gallery||New York City, USA|
|Dec 2014||Miami Project||Miami, USA|
|Apr 2014||L.J. gallery||Paris, FRANCE|
|Aug 2013||Projection mapping association of Japan||Takamastu, JAPAN|
|Apr 2013||Muriel Guépin gallery||New York City, USA|
|Oct 2012||The Public||Birmingham, UK|
|Mar 2012||Muriel Guépin gallery||New York City, USA|
|July 2011||Wellington Lux||Wellington, NEW ZEALAND|
|May 2011||Lab labanque||Bethune, FRANCE|
|Jan 2011||Oslo Lux||Olso, NORWAY|
|Nov 2009||“L’architecture d’aujourd’hui” opening, Grand Palais.||Paris, FRANCE|