September 22 through October 27, 2002
The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive is proud to present the first miniMATRIX exhibition: an installation by New York-based artist Tony Feher, opening on Sunday, September 22.
Feher's sculptural installations often make use of objects rescued from the recycling bin: plastic water bottles, glass jars, and soda crates. Through his installations Feher imbues these banal objects with a surprising lyricism, drawing the viewer's attention to moments of unexpected beauty, such as the effects of light passing through condensation forming within a colored plastic bottle. Described in Art in America as "the most supple sculptural intelligence of his generation," Feher's work is typically spare, emphasizing the barest essence of his materials.
Feher's miniMATRIX exhibition will focus on the massive steel braces installed on the museum's exterior in 2001 as part of a seismic retrofit of the building. Feher's project, titled I'm Tired of Toast, will take the form of an intervention that will encourage the viewer to take note of the simple form and beauty of what might otherwise be overlooked as mere architectural appendages or structural necessities.
Sunday, September 22, 1 p.m.