Luke Jerram "Revealing the Invisible"

Heller Gallery

poster for Luke Jerram "Revealing the Invisible"

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In the exhibition, Jerram explores ways to reveal invisible phenomena. The show will include works from three major series: Glass Microbiology, Radiometer Chandeliers, and Rotated Data Sculptures. By capturing phenomena beyond the reach of the human eye and making them material, Jerram draws our attention to a vast array of scientific research and data gathering and questions if and how does this knowledge serve us.

Glass Microbiology continues Jerram’s exploration of clear glass renderings of viruses and bacteria at the root of the most dangerous diseases (such as HIV, H1N1 and SARS). The series presents us with exquisite transparent objects which infer deadly harm. Working with leading virologist Dr. Andrew Davidson from the University of Bristol, Luke Jerram collaborated with specialized glassblowers to fabricate the pieces.

Rotated Data Sculptures are information driven and take form by translating statistics into three-dimensional objects. To produce visually captivating works, Jerram has chosen data sets with large scale deviations or dramatically fluctuating rhythms, such as the the Mexican/US border, recent Japanese earthquake which caused a Tsunami or tumultuous trading activity on the NY stock exchange. They enable us to reconsider and contemplate significance of invisible phenomena.

His Radiometer Chandeliers reveal the invisible power and beauty of light. The multi-tiered chandeliers are built of dozens, sometimes hundreds, solar radiometers which convert the heat of light into movement. Shimmering and flickering as they turn, these 6-foot tall chandeliers alter their speed with the subtle changes in the surrounding lighting conditions.

Luke Jerram is an internationally respected multidisciplinary artist. His artistic practice includes work with discreet objects, large scale public performances and installations. Currently he serves as a Research Fellow at the University West of England. Jerram is the recipient of numerous awards and grants and his extraordinary projects have won acclaim in cities around the world. His work is held in public collections in the United States and Europe including the Corning Museum of Glass, New York; Museum of Glass, Washington; Arkansas Arts Center, Arkansas; Chazen Museum, Wisconsin; Alexander Tutsek Foundation, Germany; The Wellcome Collection, England; CosmoCaixa, Spain; University of Southampton, England; Bristol City Museum, England; Phaeno Science Center, Germany; and Shanghai Museum of Glass, China.



from June 08, 2012 to July 06, 2012


Luke Jerram

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