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Bill Dolson's "Rift" at Eyebeam

Rift - an installation by Bill Dolson

Mar. 7-21, dusk to 10pm
Reception Thursday March 16th from 6-8pm
540 W. 21st Street (between 10th & 11th Aves) NYC

Rift, a new installation by Bill Dolson, will be on view from dusk to 10PM for the next two weeks. This ephemeral installation is comprised of a pair of site-specific wall drawings made with laser beams and optics. The installation will be visible through the front glass wall of Eyebeam's 21st street gallery each evening until 10PM, March 7-21. Visitors may enter the installation on selected nights including a reception Thursday, March 16th from 6-8pm. The reception is open to the public free of charge.

Rift invokes disparate sources ranging from the physics lab to military projectiles while referencing the art historical tradition of the Rayonists. Viewed in near darkness, Dolson intends Rift to "evoke a high-tech prehistoric cave painting." Part of a series of such works entitled "Trajectories", like much of the artists work, it involves mark-making with unusual drawing materials which enforce a limited visual vocabulary.

Dolson is currently an artist in residence at Eyebeam working on his Reenty Series. The series includes research and studies for a synthetic meteor shower and other land art manipulating the urban landscape and night lights of the city.

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