PRISKA C. JUSCHKA FINE ART
Priska C. Juschka is happy to announce the opening of her new space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at 212 Berry Street (between North 3rd and Metropolitan Ave.) The inaugural exhibition, entitled Alterational is an impressive project by Stephen Hendee, the Californian artist, who has conquered the critics and the attention of the press. During the last three years Hendee has realized fifteen environmental installations with simple materials like foam core, tape and fluorescent lights. The work of the young artist is developed from a simple concept: an installation can be experienced just if it is possible to move through it.
Every one of these spaces becomes for the spectator a voyage through a virtual reality, the beginning of an experience that involves all our senses. The world of Hendee is apparently an accidental assemblage of geometric shapes where the materials interact between themselves and they create a hypnotic architecture of light and fake shadows, of colors and matter. All of them contribute to the creation of an aesthetic, a concrete substance of calculations of a visionary geometry.
Hendee plays with our perceptions and he makes us participate in his experience as if in a science fiction movie, dragging us in to his ephemeral world. Everything seems to contribute to the realization of his goals: the lights diffuse through foam board and the “motif” a deceptively casual disorder of the adhesive tapes becomes the seductive language of a new aesthetic. Hendee wants to put the spectator in front of his passivity, trying to demonstrate the impressive influence that architecture or an environment can have on our being: the artist obliges us to compromises within that space and then questions us about our relationship with the space in general.
For Alterational, Hendee has created an environment of geometric self-contained objects, lit internally with saturated colored light. Silhouettes of interchanging modular sculptures, which are the base of the artist’s virtual realities, but they are singularly able to interact with one another in the space.
In conjunction with Alterational, the artist will show his drawings, “BI-dimensional” transpositions of atmospheres.
Hendee’s show will also be the occasion of the opening of a new artistic space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where the community is assuming an important position in the world of contemporary art.
Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 to 6:00 PM or by appointment.