Erwin Redl: Random Precision in the Metric of Time

Exhibition Dates: January 10 – March 14, 2015
Gallery Location: 434 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am–5 pm
Contact Info: 504.522.1999;

The Arthur Roger Gallery is pleased to present Random Precision in the Metric of Time, an exhibition of prints and mixed media sculptures by Erwin Redl. The exhibition will be on view at Arthur Roger@434, located at 434 Julia Street, from January 10 – March 14, 2015.

CNC Palimpsest Print (August 11, 2014) (detail), 2014. Monoprint, hand-burnished on Fabriano archival paper with oil based ink. 120 x 60 inches.

CNC Palimpsest Print (August 11, 2014) (detail), 2014. Monoprint, hand-burnished on Fabriano archival paper with oil based ink. 120 x 60 inches.

Austrian-born artist Erwin Redl works in both two and three dimensions, redefining interior and exterior spaces with his installations. Random Precision in the Metric of Time is his first exhibition with the gallery and presents a new body of work that reveals unexpected variances through time-based media and processes. Manifestations of rhythmic arrangements are explored using various media, either through movement or layers of materials accumulated over time. The works in the exhibition are divided into four groups: kinetic sculptures made up of arrangements of vertically suspended glass pipes equipped with Ping-Pong balls, fans and LED lighting; suspended sculptures which utilize different variations of intricately shaped planes; large-scale CNC palimpsest prints and reliefs carved out of laminated layers of thin Masonite.

Redl explains that the meticulously engineered works are exposed to uncontrollable parameters, which introduce random errors and distort the unvarying precision of the metric of time, thus allowing time to be experienced as an imperfect system.

Born in 1963, Erwin Redl received a B.A. in Composition and Diploma in Electronic Music at the Music Academy in Vienna, Austria. In 1995, he received an M.F.A. in Computer Art at the School of Visual Arts in New York, which he attended on a Fulbright Scholarship. Redl’s works have received attention both nationally and internationally, including a work that lit the face of New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art for its 2002 Biennial Exhibit, and another which animated the Eglise Sainte-Marie Madeleine in Lille, France. In 2008 he was commissioned by the World Expo in Zaragoza, Spain, to create a sound and light installation for the Austrian Pavilion. The Washington State Arts Commission chose Redl to create a piece for the Paul G. Allen Center with funds from Washington State’s Art in Public Places Program. He has permanent installations at the Pacific Design Center’s Red Building in Los Angeles, the New York Police Academy in Queens as well as the Union Square / Market Street subway station in San Francisco, California. Redl’s work is collected privately as well as institutionally including the Whitney Museum of American Art New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and the Milwaukee Art Museum, among other national and international museums.