Friday, June 15, 2012

Keeping Time - A solo exhibition at COOP Gallery

I recently got back from a two-week road trip through the south, during which I installed a solo exhibition at COOP Gallery in Nashville, Tennessee. Here are some images of the work on view (click on titles for more images and info):

 Keeping Time
framed archival inkjet print

kinetic sculpture that spells the word now once every second

Pulse Machine 
electromechanical sculpture with a human lifespan, made in collaboration with Alexander Reben

twelve foot line drawing, drawn over the course of twelve hours
All the Time
a clock with twelve functioning hour hands


And here is the info from the press release:

Keeping Time
by Alicia Eggert
June 2nd – 30th, 2012
Opening reception June 2nd, 6-9pm

"Time is connected to language. One needs to be able to describe an event to recall it to another person. A clock maker is called a horologist, a Greek term derived from their word for time and speech. Our conception of time and being able to recount events is a grounding mechanism. From seconds to decades we add markers to our personal timeline. Time can conflict itself. Real time fights with our memory as the actual accounts of events shift into concise fragments. Alicia Eggert’s work asks the question how much should we trust the instruments of time we have come to rely on.

For the month of June COOP Gallery will be presenting “Keeping Time”, by Alicia Eggert. “Keeping Time” will present different ways of seeing and understanding time. The exhibition will include drawing, photography and kinetic sculpture. One kinetic sculpture repeatedly creates and destroys NOW; another reveals the hidden mathematics of life. Cyclical, linear, finite and infinite representations of time are juxtaposed. Change is the only constant.

The opening reception will feature the birth of Pulse Machine, an electromechanical sculpture with a human lifespan that was made in collaboration with Boston-based artist and engineer, Alexander Reben."


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