Ted Victoria, Exterior and Interior views of Double Edge, 2011, Lens, halogen bulbs, timing motor, mirrors, and Wilkinson double edge razor blade
Schroeder Romero is pleased to announce Hidden Traces-New Projections an exhibition of new work by Ted Victoria, featuring over a dozen new boxed projections and one large-scale installation. At first glance, Victoria's works appear to be framed video pieces but are in fact decidedly low-tech camera obscuras with actual objects. Each box houses a physical object within an ingenious but simple construction of lights, timing motors, lenses and mirrors, all built to reflect and capture the object's image on the front glass. The objects themselves are from the every-day, selected for both their function and visual qualities. A double edge razor blade is both menacing and elegant as it spins from its thinnest edge to its broad side; a feather floats above a beach; and novelty lenticular lips kiss endlessly. The result is seemingly disconnected from reality, the objects hauntingly isolated and ephemeral but still very much real-truly captured within the box.
Ted Victoria, Studio view of Bottoms Up, 2011, Mixed media including lens, mirrors, miniature water pump and liquor bottle, water, Dimensions variable
Also on view will be the large-scale installation Bottoms Up. Here again the artist uses projection to highlight and change the simplest of objects and actions but this time beyond the contents of the box. Instead, with a combination of a simple lens, flood bulb and water pump, a single shot vodka bottle is projected and magnified on a far wall. Its image is upside down but the label rendered correct with water flowing up seemingly defying gravity.
Victoria has participated in numerous exhibitions nationally and internationally including: the Fortuny Museum in Venice; Museum of Contemporary art, Taipei; Musee D'Orsay, Paris; The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT; and the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH, among others. His work is also included in many public collections including: Indianapolis Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas; Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; and the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT, among others. This is his second solo exhibition with the gallery. A catalogue will accompany the exhibition.
Gabriel Laderman, The Dance of Death, 1995-1996, Oil on canvas, 72 x 90 inches
Shredder is pleased to continue its exhibition Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter with works by eleven interrelated artists focused on views of the growth, death, and rebirth found in nature's seasons and of the fragility of the human figure and our flesh's ultimate failure. Featuring: Rosemarie Beck, Leland Bell, Janice Biala, Susanna Coffey, André Derain, Barbara Goodstein, Stanley William Hayter, Jean Hélion, Gabriel Laderman, Deborah Rosenthal, and Evelyn Twitchell.
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