This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Erwin Redl. The Toledo Museum of Art is exhibiting Redl’s newest work, Floating, In Silence (2013) in its SANAA-designed Glass Pavilion. Redl developed Floating, In Silence as a resident artist in the TMA’s Guest Artist Pavilion Project.
This is Redl’s Matrix VI (2002), commissioned for and installed at the 2002 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. These photographs show the work at night, but Redl also designed the work to be seen by day. As he writes on his website, “During the day the mechanical-material aspects of the large grid structures were emphasized by natural light. At night the phenomenological-immaterial nature of the LED lights came to the fore. The subtle shifts in-between those two states allowed different perceptual entry points for the audience.”
Redl was born in Austria, came to the United States on a Fulbright and now lives and works in Bowling Green, Ohio. He’s exhibited throughout the United States and Europe, including at the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University, in the Whitney Biennial, at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas, where he was in residence in 2003. Thorough documentation of Redl’s work is available on his website.
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