April 19 - May 17, 2008
For his first solo show Aleph-Null, ERIC LEISER presents holograms of sculpted objects optically captured by laser light onto sheets of glass based on set theory. His new work is a result of intense efforts to produce bas-relief sculptures, combined in some cases with other objects, as the subjects of his images. The results are through-the- window visual spaces saturated with forms, incidents and patterns, in blazing shards of color. They reward viewing from various angles, and their phantom forward projections layer on top of things hiding in the depths behind the window. Irrational Numbersthe artist's newest animation will also be on view as the featured media project.
Eric Leiser is a filmmaker, animator, holographer, painter, puppeteer, illustrator, writer, teacher, sculptor, and former funeral director. His body of work includes several short subject and feature films. Featured in the May 2008 issue of Animation Magazine, his latest film "Imagination" has been critically acclaimed by over 60 international critics and is playing in festivals and theatres worldwide. His holograms have been shown in museums in the U.S., including the Holodome in Los Angeles, and the Ruben H. Fleet Science Center in San Diego. Special thanks to William R. Alschuler, Science Faculty, School of Critical Studies, California Institute of the Arts.