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THE FLOATING WORLD: HOLOGRAMS BY RUDIE BERKHOUT @ THE DORSKY

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THE FLOATING WORLD: HOLOGRAMS BY RUDIE BERKHOUT
Curated by Daniel Belasco

The Exhibition continues until  July 10, 2016  • At the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art’s Sara Bedrick Gallery on the SUNY New Paltz campus.

Holography first became available to artists in the late 1960s. Within its first decade, Rudie Berkhout (1946 – 2008) emerged as one of the new medium’s leading innovators. The Floating World will feature the Dutch-​​born, New York-​​based artist’s captivating “Transmission” works of the 1970s and 80s.

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Rudie Berkhout, Transfer 137, 1980, transmission hologram: silver-​​​​halide glass plate, 8 x 10 in., 12 x 16 in. overall. Courtesy Rudie Berkhout Estate.

Rear-​​​​mounted lights illuminate glass plates to project holographic images into space. The viewer steps into and away from the plates to interact with the ever-​​​​changing geometrical forms and organic textures, which reference electronic music, Asian cultures, and local landscape.

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Rudie Berkhout, The New Territories, 1984, transmission hologram: silver-​​​​halide glass plate, two parts: each 12 x 16 in. Courtesy Rudie Berkhout Estate.

The exhibition will be accompanied by the first catalogue dedicated to Berkhout, published in partnership with the Center for the Holographic Arts, New York.

Featured Image: Rudie Berkhout, The New Territories, 1984, transmission hologram: silver-​​​​halide glass plate, two parts: each 12 x 16 in. Courtesy Rudie Berkhout Estate. 

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