pioneer works, a cultural center in brooklyn dedicated to experimentation across disciplines, is presenting artist anthony mccall’s ‘solid light works’ — a series of epic vertical and horizontal installations that completely immerse the institution’s monumental main hall in haze. requiring over thirty feet of clearance from floor to ceiling, the six-colossal works occupy ‘a place somewhere between sculpture, cinema, and drawing’, not static, but structured to progressively evolve over time. 

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anthony mccall, widely know for his ‘solid-light works’ — which he first experimented with in 1973 — generates volumetric forms composed of beams of projected light. rays slowly evolve in real, three-dimensional space, emphasizing the typically-unseen, sculptural qualities of light. the genesis of each installation is a two-dimensional line-drawing. the resulting volumes cast by light can be occupied and explored by visitors as they move throughout the main hall at pioneer works. cinematically speaking, the large-scale environments are not static, but progressively change over time. 

 

on view from now through march 11th, the exhibition closing will be celebrated by an all-night viewing period from march 10 at 12:00pm to march 11 at 9:00pm.

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