Exhibition | Žilvinas Kempinas

Date(s) - 03/07/2018 - 04/21/2018
All Day

Reese, Berkshire and Paul Galleries, Eskenazi Hall, Herron School of Art and Design


This survey of works by kinetic artist Žilvinas Kempinas will include the international debut of a new, 112-foot-long site-responsive work. Using VHS magnetic tape and other unconventional materials, Kempinas crafts dynamic sculptures and installations that are activated by natural phenomena such as light and the circulation of air.

Among eleven works in the exhibition are eight new sculptures on view for the first time, including “V Formation,” a large-scale installation conceived for Herron’s main gallery space. “V Formation” (2018) incorporates lines of unspooled VHS tape stretched across the length of the gallery. The installation creates a low ‘ceiling’ of shimmering reflective tape just above visitors’ heads. As the bands traverse the 112-foot-long gallery, the tape torques from a horizontal plane to a vertical one. The result is a monumental yet ethereal installation that transforms the experience of Herron’s space in unexpected ways.

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