|Spectrum # 10, 2009, acrylic on canvas, 66in x 66in|
|Untitled(Angel Crystal), 2008, iron and mirror|
The first thing you notice when you walk in to this space are these big beautiful linear sculptures laid out around the room. The one shown above is the only one covered in mirror which I am slightly disappointed about since the reflected light off the piece adds a glorious third dimension to the work and can be seen from all of the walls in the gallery. I would have loved to see this light envelope the room in an attempt to create it's own world, but nonetheless the sculptures wonderfully draw your eye around the room leading to the many paintings hung on the wall by Rosmarin.
The first picture shown at the top is of one of Rosmarin's spectrum paintings. This work shows a very meticulous interest in mathematics. Every line is precise and seems to be planned and thought out in order to make the viewers eyes perceive colors and tones that aren't there. The painting is big which I think was also a wise choice as it seems to fit and look over the rest of the works in the room. It is hard to view these works separate in this exhibition, and in my thought it is best not to. Walking through the space and letting your eyes wander and move through Hillerovas sculptures; it's kind of like walking through a forest.
|A Line Describing the Sun, 2010, 13:35 minute two channel video|
|#410 Yellow-Green, 2008, acrylic on canvas, 20in x 20in|
Focusing on layout and presentation I wish that there was more work. More mirror sculptures would really activate the rest of the space and some more line artists would have helped to fill the walls. Gallery 2 consists of only 2 videos and seems lacking in content though it also seems like it would be difficult to show more there. The empty spaces on the walls bug me and seem like they could use some attention. For a gallery exhibition the space is fairly empty which may have been alleviated with more mirror sculptures and some people may like the effect but at least for me it is a let down for a highly anticipated show.
To end on a better note I would like to say that the paintings, sculptures and videos play very well off of each other and the show was presented beautifully. Hillerova's sculptures not only fill the space but also make the floor part of the work as well with their lovely shadows while Rosmarin's paintings mimic those shadows on the walls to offer the viewer a nice juxtaposition of art forms.
- Josh Seaton