Oct 27, 2011

REVIEW | Susie Rosmarin, Hana Hillerova, and William Lamson

Susie Rosmarin, Gingham Variation, 2003

The Texas State University galleries opened Hana Hillerova & Susie Rosmarin's Reciprocal and William Lamson's A Line Describing the Sun on October 24th, 2011. The show consisted of two conjoining galleries to house the artist's work.

Art gallery 1's show entitled Reciprocal, which in mathematics means related to another so that their product is one, which could be seen as a way to describe the partnership between Susie Rosmarin and Hana Hillerova for this show or a way to describe Rosmarin's painting style. Rosmarin creates linear line paintings on canvas with an emphasis in precision, however her pieces appear to be more in the range of texture, color, or a mathematical study.

Hana Hillerova, Untitled (Angel Crystal), 2008

Also in gallery 1, Hillerova's iron and mirror sculpture refracts the light in a pattern that beans around the room. With the same emphasis on precision, similar to Rosmarin, Hillerova creates these 7.5 foot tall sculpture that even with it's size seem to take up very little of the space in the room.

The paired gallery 2 exhibition features William Lamson's A Line Describing the Sun, which continues the idea and study of line but in a very different way. The video, which was projection onto double screens in the center of Gallery 2, depicts Lamson's day long journey through the Mojave Desert where he burned a single 366-foot arched form into the dry desert ground using the sun focused through a Fresnel Lens. The Video itself is in stunning quality but the content of the film itself can become a bit dry after a couple of minutes, pun intended. He captures this spectacular event of molting sand into a darkened glass with the sun and he somehow made that boring to watch. Perhaps if he sped up the frame rate like he did in Long Shot Instillation or just include the 23-foot piece of glass that was originally in the show.

William Lamson, A Line Describing the Sun, 2010

If the subjectivity of asking is it art is the only thing keeping it art, we have a paradox.

-Jacob Jones


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