September 9 - November 25, 2007
Jeppe Hein: Illusion
Illusion, a solo exhibition by Jepp Hein, includes a new major work, 360º Illusion, created specifically for SculptureCenter's dramatic central space and four works from the series, Modified Social Benches. Hein's work focused on problematizing the traditional relationships between sculpture, viewer, and environment. Illusion is produced through SculptureCenter's acclaimed Artist-in-Residence program.
360º Illusion is comprised of two mirrors, each approximately six by sixteen feet, connected at a 90º angle and hung from the ceiling. Initially, the installation mirrors its surroundings and dissolves into the space. However, the double reflection, produced by the two connected mirrors, creates a reflection within the reflection and as the mirrors slowly rotate, the two reflections appear to rotate at different speeds. 360º Illusion directly subverts and displaces the physical and psychological experience of the viewer, simultaneously addressing the limitations as well as the possibilities inherent in the act of looking.