开幕酒会：12月10日周四 6pm – 8pm 艺术家将亲临现场
麦考尔McCall以其“固体光”的装置艺术闻名于世，这是一个他从1973年便开始探索的实验项目：线描绘锥（Line Describing a Cone）, 一个由投射灯及体积测量设备相配套创造出的三维空间. 因其介于雕塑、摄影与绘画之间的突破性艺术形式，他的艺术作品具有高度的历史性重要意义。其中广为人知的展览包括：在惠特尼美国艺术博物馆展出的“融入灯光——在美国艺术中的投影图像（Into the Light: the Projected Image in American Art 2001-2）”；在维也纳摩德纳.肯斯特（Moderner Kunst）艺术馆展出的“拓展的屏幕：六十、七十年代的行为与装置” （The Expanded Screen: Actions and Installations of the Sixties and Seventies 2003-4)；在柏林汉堡.巴霍夫（Hamburger Bahnhof）展出的“逾越镜头：投射的艺术”（Beyond Cinema: the Art of Projection at, Berlin 2006-7); 在华盛顿特区西斯豪恩博物馆举行的“镜头效应: 幻觉, 真实与投影图像” (Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality and project image, 2008); 以及在纽约现代艺术馆展出的“20年代或70年代移动的几何学”（The Geometry of Motion 1920s/1970s 2008).
“离开（随着两分钟的寂静）Leaving (with Two-Minute Silence)”是麦考尔的最新作品，也将是他的首项包含音效的作品，其音效合作人是大卫 格鲁布斯David Grubbs，作品由相对平行的两部分组成，音效由无淡出，直至与光线交媾成日食的气氛，城市空间貌似可互相交错穿梭。在光影音循环中的某一刹那，情感好像冻结了，时空在静止中发生着变化。
此外，在副展厅展出的“半路遇见你II Meeting You Halfway II”亦是麦考尔首次尝试创作的两座巨型装置艺术作品。这两件作品同时被伦敦2012奥林匹克组委会选中，作为利物浦摩西码头的灯柱。他的另一个项目——胡德森项目——计划在一年365天中，每一天用渐进的光线投射在胡德森河上，作为全年室外公开展览。
Leaving (with Two-Minute Silence)
December 11, 2009 through January 30, 2010
Sean Kelly is delighted to announce a major exhibition of new work by Anthony McCall – Leaving (with Two-Minute Silence). The opening will take place on Thursday, December 10th from 6pm until 8pm. The artist will be present.
McCall creates “solid light” works – digital videos of meticulously choreographed intersecting lines and curves which are projected in darkened haze-filled rooms, creating three-dimensional sculptural forms constructed from light. When the viewer moves in and out of the projected light beams, they are forced to reconcile their perceived sense of a three dimensional object in space with the actual reality of the mutable properties of light.
Leaving (with Two-Minute Silence), McCall’s newest work, will be installed in the main gallery. This will be his first work in thirty years to include sound, which was produced in collaboration with the musician and composer David Grubbs. The piece consists of two, spatially parallel, projected forms. The first form starts as a complete ellipse, which is systematically cut away until nothing is left. The second form starts with nothing and systematically grows into a complete ellipse. The sonic environment operates as a just-audible ‘shroud’ which is built from two opposing sound-spaces: the traffic of the city emerging from one side of the space, the liquid sounds of a city harbor from the other. At one moment during each cycle, the motion freezes and the sound vanishes, to produce a transient moment when time stands still.
In addition, a second light projection piece, Meeting You Halfway II, will be installed in gallery two. This will be the first time that two full-scale installations of McCall’s work will be shown simultaneously at the gallery. Gallery one will feature new works on paper, including studies for major upcoming public commissions such as McCall’s newly awarded Olympics commission for Projected Column, to be installed in the Mersey docks near Liverpool during the 2012 Games. Drawings for his Crossing the Hudson project – a proposal consisting of a 365-day structure for the gradual lighting of a disused railroad bridge on the Hudson River – will also be exhibited.
Anthony McCall’s work is included in many major public collections worldwide including: the Tate Gallery, London; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona; and the Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt. His most recent exhibitions include Breath [The Vertical Works] at the Hangar Bicocca, Milan, the Creative Time installation Between You and I, at St. Cornelius Chapel on New York’s Governor’s Island this summer, and the currently running Nu/Now: Anthony McCall at the Moderna Museet, Stockholm.
Please contact Maureen Bray at the gallery (212.239.1181) or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 11am until 6pm and Saturday from 10am until 6pm. The gallery will be closed for the holidays from December 25, 2009 – January 3, 2010.