Installation by Bill Dolson
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 Eyebeams 21st street gallery each evening from dusk til 10PM, March 7-21. Visitors may enter the installation on selected nights including a reception Thursday, March 16th from 6-8pm.
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 Reentry Series. The series includes research and studies for a synthetic meteor shower with some of the works meant to be viewed from above responding to the urban landscape and city lights at night.