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luftwerk afterglow exhibition at volume gallery.

24 February 2018 - 7 April 2018

volume gallery is pleased to announce its first solo exhibition, afterglow, with luftwerk, opening saturday, 24 february from 5-8 pm.

exploring the interplay of light and color, afterglow, presents concepts that have evolved over a decade of research, experimentation, and installations by luftwerk. through a large-scale immersive wall installation and a series contained light boxes, this exhibition reveals luftwerk’s interest in the effects of a gradient of light, from brightness to darkness and the shifting perception of colors in different light conditions.

experimenting with light conditions—from day to night, light to dark—the color-coded wallpaper is activated through shifting color interactions and perceptions. these principles of light and color interactions are contained through a series of corresponding lightboxes. each featuring a different color, they explore how color lives between light and dark and how this interaction affects spatial sensibilities.

for the past decade, luftwerk has developed a series of installations on iconic buildings. through this experience developing immersive interventions, an interest in the relationship of light and color to spatial sensibilities has emerged. as light qualities shift, so does the perception of color. in this exhibition, these pieces distill their use and research of light and color as a primary medium in their work.

volume gallery focuses on american design, with a strong emphasis placed on emerging contemporary designers. the volume gallery releases editions, publications and organizes exhibits that showcase the work of american designers to regional, national and international audiences. we are asking critical questions of what it means to be an american designer in a culture that is rapidly becoming more global, while simultaneously examining the american experience.


24 February 2018
7 April 2018
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