Louise Bourgeois, Chelsea, New York
The Facts
NAME: Louise Bourgeois: Holograms
IT'S: An art gallery

05-01-2017

OPENED: January 05th, 2017
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Cheim & Read Gallery
LOCATION: Cheim & Read Gallery
ADDRESS: 547 West 25th Street, NY 10001
CLOSEST SUBWAY: 34th Street
OPENING TIMES: Tues-Sat 10am-6pm
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Louise Bourgeois: Holograms

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A new exhibition has just opened at the Cheim & Read gallery – Louise Bourgeois: Holograms. The new exhibition is exclusively devoted to a little-known aspect of the artist’s long, groundbreaking career. If you happen to find yourself in Chelsea after eating at some newly opened spots like 99 Bank which just opened last week then take a stroll and check out this exhibition.

Back in 1998, Bourgeois was approached by C-Project, a New York-based fine arts holographic studio (the C stands for the speed of light) which is dedicated to exploring the creative potential of three-dimensional photographs through the talents of top-flight painters and sculptors. The dream imagery created by Bourgeois for this new art form is in keeping with the psychodynamic theme of her widely admired sculptures, drawings, and prints, but the intimate confines of the hologram seem to have tapped into a particular strain of theatrical freedom. The plates from Bourgeois’ resulting suite of eight holograms will be on display at the gallery from January 5 to February 11, 2017.

The holograms are seen as a form of self-contained universes – each measuring around 11 x 14 inches. She’s pieced together objects like miniature chairs, a bell jar, a pair of lovers (depicted by using disembodied feet on a doll-house-sized bed) to combine the dread and satirical playfulness that marks much of her work. The holographic image is created by laser beams that record the light field reflected from an object, burning it onto a plate of glass. The image is scaled at a one-to-one correspondence with the original material, so that looking at these works conveys the sensation of looking at an actual assemblage by Bourgeois, but at an eerie remove. The holograms are glass plates that appear black until they come to life when struck by light at a particular angle.

Louise Bourgeois was born in Paris in 1911 and lived in New York from 1938 until her death in 2010. In 1993 she was chosen to represent the United States at the Venice Biennale. Her work appears in the most important museum collections worldwide and has been the subject of several major traveling retrospectives organized by the Tate Modern, London; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; The Brooklyn Museum; and The Kunstverein, Frankfurt.

The Facts
NAME: Louise Bourgeois: Holograms
IT'S: An art gallery

05-01-2017

OPENED: January 05th, 2017
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Cheim & Read Gallery
LOCATION: Cheim & Read Gallery
ADDRESS: 547 West 25th Street, NY 10001
CLOSEST SUBWAY: 34th Street
OPENING TIMES: Tues-Sat 10am-6pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: (212) 242-7727
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram

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