#InTheLoop | New Plaxall Gallery Exhibition Deconstructs, Shapes + Streams Light
BY QEDC It's In Queens
Without getting lost in scientific terms, a hologram is a photographic recording of a 3D light field – as opposed to an image formed by a lens.
The Center for the Holographic Arts promotes this genre and presents light-based installations around New York City. Known as the “HoloCenter,” the Astoria-based nonprofit recently unveiled Edge of Light at Plaxall Gallery in Long Island City.
On display until Dec. 27, the exhibition features 12 installations by local artists that include experimental projection, neon, ultraviolet, stereoscopy, and other light manipulations.
To avoid scientific terms again, consider it a dark space exhibition that brings together artists working with light as a material and medium.
The selected artists — Emily Allyn Andersen, Ed Bear, Blinn & Lambert, Julian Day & Kamari Carter, Rachel Guardiola, Emma Hendry, Jess Holz, Rita Jimenez, Shohei Katayama, Nooshin Rostami, and Evan Voelbel – created their sculptural projections onsite by combining digital and optical manipulation with precision-made and found objects. In other words, they deconstructed, shaped, and streamed light.
Located at 5-25 46th Ave., Plaxall’s visiting hours are Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 5 pm to 9 pm by timed entry due to Covid-related safety precautions. (Enter through the parking lot.)
As part of the fun, Curator Jonathan Sims will lead an online 3D exhibition tour on Dec. 12 at 2:30 pm. Then on Dec. 19 at 2:30 pm, artists Blinn & Lambert (Nicholas Steindorf and Kyle Williams) will talk about their work.
There’s also an Audio Guide.
Donated by Plaxall Inc., a family business that specializes in commercial real estate and plastic thermoforming, Plaxall Gallery is a 12,000-square-foot converted warehouse near Anable Basin. It’s home to three galleries, a 90-seat theater, and an outdoor event space.