Switch 2008

Gretchen Skogerson
PREDRIVE: After Technology, November 14, 2008 – April 5, 2009
fluorescent lights, black light, glow-in-the-dark thread

In this work Gretchen Skogerson references the apparatus of cinematic light architectural form and light as a sculptural medium Inspired by the on site...


In this work, Gretchen Skogerson references the apparatus of cinematic light, architectural form, and light as a sculptural medium. Inspired by the on site work of James Turrell (Catso, Red [1967], Danae [1983], and Pleiades [1983]), Skogerson makes reference to the phenomenological explorations of presence, form, and perception that Turrell conducts in his work throughout the seventies and early 1980s.


Curated by Melissa Ragona

About the Artist
Gretchen Skogerson received her BA from Columbia College, Columbia University, her MFA from Rensselar Polytechnic Institute and her MA from Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Skogerson is a video and installation artist best known for pristine, coolly minimalist work. The freedom of subject matter and portrayal of time in experimental film and video; the connections between everyday movement and modern dance; and the seductive power of highly aestheticized images all inform her practice. Her work documents the intersection of aloneness and togetherness within contemporary society.

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