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Little Lights

Little Lights

‘Little Lights’ is the title of a series of works created by Jac Leirner using a single material – translucent electric wire. In works produced by a series of modest gestures, distance, effort and investment are at play, utilizing many methods to attain a minimal outcome. Each component is a metaphor for time and the route that leads to the light. In addition to addressing formalist concerns, these works place Leirner in conversation with artists and art history—Minimalism, Conceptualism and Geometric Abstraction. Form (the straight line and the curve) and its relationship to color, as well as questions of weight and mass, matter and mass, tension and softness, or paint, plane, surface, and depth, are of latent importance. Contrary to the meticulous classification of things, a signature technique in the artist’s oeuvre, in ‘Little Lights’, quantity and repetition are applied to a single material, therefore broadening and strengthening the artist’s language.


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