~WAH: Light, Form and Symbol~

Curated By Jonathan Judd
With Special Thanks to BFP Creative LLC.

Saturday, March 26th ~ Saturday, April 23rd, 2016
Opening Reception: 5 – 8 pm Saturday, March 26th, 2016

Participating Artists:
Sunil Garg, Andrea Wolf, Natalia Zubko, Takafumi Ide, Cornelia Jensen, Kirsten Kay Thoen, CHIKA, William Norton, Yun-Woo Choi, Carol Salmanson, Rachel Chatha, Mieko Mitachi

The WAH Center takes on the continuing and transformative role of light as a structuring formal element in contemporary art. With this exhibition, we look to open up a critical space for the evaluation and consideration of the aesthetic incorporation of lighting technology in art. This continues the WAH Center’s technology and art exhibition series, moving from sound with WAH: A New Diversity to light. Ostensibly, this collection of work deals with the use of lighting apparatuses as a purely formal aspect of the art. However, what also becomes manifestly true is lights symbolic and conceptual dimensions: the works explore, overall, the ways in which light structures our perceptions of reality.

Adding depth and form to our experience, light comes in to transform the evental moment: traumatic and blaring, soft and sensual, sweeping, dizzying and sublime; light transforms and transmutes. With this exhibition we explore more than just the use of lighting technology as a formal aspect of the work. We also explore the symbolic and discursive significance light signals as a multi-valent term and concept of and in itself. And wrapped up in all this a certain evolution and transmutation of the sculptural object can be seen within “light art.”

Gallery Hours: Friday – Sunday, 12pm to 6pm
(except on the opening day, Saturday March 26th, 6 – 8pm)
Williamsburg Art and Historical Center · 135 Broadway · Brooklyn, NY 11211 · USA