HolocenterCenter for the Holographic Arts, 45 -10 Court Square, Long Island City, New York
review by Talia Page
review in Leonardo by Susan Gamble
Selected Works in the Exhibition
Solitary Figure, Single Light Source #1
pencil on paper, glass
paint on glass, color laser print, wood frame on wheels
with Insect: dissosteira carolina
Klein’s work often lets the viewer look through and beyond transparent layers. The work gives you options for what you may focus on, with the clear suggestion that there are multiple perspectives. This is especially true of the single hologram that is central to this exhibition of new work: an illogical variation on a logic diagram appears to float over a video image of the Earth. Klein writes: “Logic Prevails” – This is not a headline I expect to read soon, but a hope that flickers occasionally in the face of life’s absurdity.”
The exhibition includes drawings, video installations, constructions and the aforementioned hologram. Academic drawings are intermingled with video. Sharply delineated shadows make drawings and graphic elements read as objects. There are throughlines of ideas across media and scale.
Three small works appear to be beautiful specimens of amber that contain strands of organic material. Pieces of amber are especially prized when they include the intact bodies of insects from distant geologic periods, 10-100 million years ago. These pieces seem to hold that possibility -- with a video twist.
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