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Marcus Tremonto: Lightworks

by Josh Rubin in Culture on 11 December 2007

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Working with light and illusion, NYC-based artist Marcus Tremonto further blurs that permeable line between art and design with his current exhibition, Lightworks, at Philips de Pury. The result of three years of work, the show of 16 sculptural forms, tables and lamps draws on both Tremento's "Fantasma" (ghost in Italian) and "Stitch" series which use electroluminescent material to evoke everything from traditional chandeliers to abstract objects. The trick lies in the Perspex, a reflective material that creates the effect of a whole object when in fact only half actually exists.

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As dazzling as they are, Tremento's visual vocabulary—lamps, orbs, spirals—plays on familiar modern forms, suggesting, as he puts it, "perhaps mystery and comfort are aligned."

Lightworks
Through 29 December 2007
Philips de Pury & Company
450 West 15 Street
New York NY 10011 map
tel. +1 212 940 1200

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