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The Front Room gallery presents “Who Made Who,” a solo exhibition of sculptural work and drawings by Erik Guzman. The show runs September 12-October 19, with an opening reception September 12, 7-9 p.m. Regular gallery hours are Friday-Sunday, 12-6 p.m.

Guzman unveils an impressive body of new work that is a realization of artifacts and ideas from a self-composed mythology. Kinetic, light emanating sculptural work paired with delicately detailed etched glass drawings illustrate Guzman’s mythos of the machine.

Featured in this exhibition will be three sculptural works which incorporate light, polished aluminum and plexiglass; activated by the presence of a viewer, rhythmic light patterns consume the architecture of the gallery as spinning wheels cast long swirling shadows across the floor and onto the walls, that gradually form, take over the space and then subside.

The accompanying etched glass plates exemplify Guzman’s aesthetic, which combines graphic icons, church architecture and components from Japanese patterns and temples. Guzman’s ethereal etched glass panels exist in the minute space fractions of an inch from the wall. The etching is transparent, the glass all but invisible, but the fine lines cast unearthly graphic imagery onto the wall, and the drawing is made from the diffusion of light, sharp lines defined from shadow.

The Front Room Gallery is at 147 Roebling Street; for more call 718-782-2556 or visit www.frontroom.org.

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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