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Erwin Redl One of the Six Solos Exhibitions

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Erwin Redl
One of the Six Solos Exhibitions
Nov 9, 2010–May 30, 2011
Artist Erwin Redl deploys LED lights on a monumental scale. For this presentation, titled FETCH, he is turning the outdoor grid along the Wexner Center's east façade into a hypnotic beacon.

Giant webs of both dynamic and static lights, Redl's sculptures draw on motifs from such pioneering light artists as Dan Flavin and James Turrell to create atmospheric, shape-shifting installations. Born in Austria, Redl is currently based in Bowling Green, Ohio, and his background includes studies in both electronic music and computer art. His work has been seen in such exhibitions as the 2002 Whitney Biennial, where he wrapped the museum's façade in a curtain of red and blue LED lights, and Ecstasy: In and About Altered States at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, where he created an environmental matrix of green LED lights.

Redl's FETCH has been such a popular addition to the Wexner Center's building that we have arranged to extend the project's display beyond the closing of the other Six Solos exhibitions. See it on view through May 30, and consider submitting your photo for our FETCH photo contest through Monday, April 11. (See the contest details here.)

The free brochure accompanying this exhibition includes an essay by Kris Paulsen, an assistant professor in Ohio State's Department of History of Art.

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Erwin Redl
FETCH, 2010
Site-specific LED-light installation for the Wexner Center
Courtesy of the artist
Photo: Kevin Fitzsimons