Häusler Contemporary

Erwin Redl at Hasley Institute, College of Charleston, US

Erwin Redl at Hasley Institute, College of Charleston, US

Erwin Redl, »16 Cubes I«, 2009 | light Installation with animated white LED and fiber optics | 137 X 137 cm

Erwin Redl, »16 Cubes I«, 2009 | light Installation with animated white LED and fiber optics | 137 X 137 cm

Erwin Redl »Rational Exuberance«
Halsey Institute, College of Charleston, US
May 20 – July 9, 2016

Erwin Redl’s exhibition title is a play on the famous phrase »irrational exuberance« used by former Federal Reserve Board chairman Alan Greenspan, in a speech to the American Enterprise Institute during the Dot-com bubble of the 1990s. In this case the title is the program. It refers to the artist’s strict methodologies which employ binary logic as well as tropes of minimalism to exuberant extremes. As demonstrated in his light installations and most recent kinetic works, a very restrained vocabulary due to the scale, repetition, and variations leads to a sense of deep corporeality. The meaning oscillates between the purely abstract and profound sensuality.

(excerpt from the Hasley Institute’s press release)

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