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Monday, July 13th, 2009

Anthony McCall Steals Show at Plot09


If the landscape of Governors Island isn’t already enough to transport the visitors who voyage here by ferry from the tip of lower Manhattan, Anthony McCalls’ Between You and I certainly is. Housed within the Medieval-like St. Cornelius Chapel, McCall’s sculptural light projection is without a doubt the most visionary contribution to Creative Times’ Plot 09: This World and Nearer Ones, comprised of 19 site-specific artworks installed throughout the island.

Inside the stone architecture of the church, two slowly morphing volumes of projected light cut through the dark misty air, slicing out shapes on the ground beneath, creating three dimensional pockets of space in the pitch-black void. Between You and I so completely interacts with time, space and viewer, that once one finds himself enclosed within the panes of light, feeling on the verge of being beamed up and away is not far off. The effect is nothing short of spectacular, and affirms the significance of McCall’s reemergence in the early millennium  after a two decade disappearance from art.

Plot09 runs throughout the summer and is open for view Fridays – Sundays. McCall also has dual exhibits running alongside Icelandic artist Finnbogi Petursson at Sean Kelly Gallery in New York and i8 in Reykjavik. Both run though July 31.

Read on for our exclusive images of Anthony McCall’s Between You and I at Plot09.

All Images: © Jeff Newman/TheArtCollectors

Posted by ATARMS | Filed in Artist Talk, Installation, Sculpture

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