Robert Gero

Start: 21 May 2015 5:00 pm
End: 10 Jun 2015 5:00 pm

Opening reception:
May 21, 2015 5-7 pm
Art|Sci Gallery
CNSI 5th floor

LASER: 7-9 pm
Art|Sci Gallery
CNSI 5th floor

Robert Gero on his upcoming exhibition: "My recent research as an artist has led me to speculate on the existence of certain unique structures, infinity structures, in which there is a stable exterior and an infinitely expanding interior. A seemingly impossible structure, whose internal dimensions exceed its external ones. These structures are quantitative additions in space at the same time their movement expresses qualitative change. They both conceptually and materially transform static space into dynamic space by weaving superfluity, the void and solid together in an intimate dance.
This project is an empirical one, to actually generate infinity structures and to ground them in the math and philosophy of the infinite to create an installation of these paradoxical structures. This exhibition will include video by AME (Benjamin Lein and Kevin Mitchell) and a soundscape by Randy Greif."

Robert Gero’s work – both built and written - is grounded in the practical and theoretical intersection of art practice, philosophy and social-architectural systems. He holds an M.F.A. in sculpture and an M.A. in philosophy/aesthetics from California State University, Los Angeles, and a Ph.D. in philosophy (with concentrations on philosophy of art/ and art theory) from the New School for Social Research in New York.

He has exhibited nationally and internationally, selected exhibitions include The Museum of Arts and Design, Out of Hand; Materializing the Postdigital, New York, NY, the 45th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, Artist Space, New York, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, Tom Solomon’s Gallery, Los Angeles, Dorsky Gallery, New York, Pablo’s Birthday Gallery, New York Favorite Goods Gallery, Los Angeles, Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York, Makor Gallery, New York, UICA, Grand Rapids, Lab Gallery, New York, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica CA. He has recently been awarded an Art Matters grant, NY (2011).

In addition to his studio work he writes about art and curates. He is the curator of Doing and Undergoing a large-scale exhibition at Teachers College, Columbia University, 16 October – 15 December 2013, “Brought into Being: Performativity and Formative Performance” exhibition at the Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, New York (2013). This follows two exhibitions he curated at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum in Saint Louis titled “Killing Time” (2012). and Performativity and Performance in Contemporary Art (2011-2012). He also curated Freewaves, the work of Jennifer Steinkamp at The Santa Monica Museum of Art CA, among numerous other exhibitions. He is currently teaching at SUNY College at Old Westbury in New York.
Event is free and open to the public. Special thanks to the David Bermant Foundation.
Facebook invite here
Closing Reception (June 9th 5-7pm) Facebook invite here

LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous ) Featured Speakers:

FRIDA CANO (Mexico, 1982) Visual artist and curator. Creator of art project and transdisciplinary research project Arttextum in collaboration with the Subdireccion General de Promoción de Las Bellas Artes, Ministry of Culture, Education, and Sports, Madrid, Spain.

CAITLIN FOLEY and MISHA RABINOVICH, Professors at UMass Lowell, create artworks which respond to culturally relevant, yet sometimes utopic examples of sharing communities, livable ecologies, and the transmutation of waste.

PAUL C. ROSERO (Ecuador,1982) Artist whose cross-disciplinary interests include photography, experimental sound, coding with free software, bio-philosophy and performance as dj.