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ZOOM: new work by Reinhard Reitzenstein

November 19, 2012  by: Dom

ZOOM: new work by Reinhard Reitzenstein

Prof. Reinhard Reitzenstein presents ZOOM at the Burlington Art Gallery, 1333 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, Ontario. November 24, 2012 – January 27, 2013. Reception: November 25, 2–4pm. Artists talk: January 20, 2013, 1:30pm.

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This gathering of objects and images zooms from the transpersonal vastness of oceans and landscapes toward the intimacy of moss-wrapped stones dripping with moisture—and moves still further into the impersonal world of sub-atomic events.

Reitzenstein’s first panoptic, Rained Out, was a stitching together of a sequence of photos that showed a change taking place over a period of time. In this exhibition the Higgs boson sculpture portrays a sequence of sub-atomic events taking place within a tiny fraction of a second.

In the 1980s Reitzenstein began to work with images of biological materials as seen through electron scanning microscopes. Large-scale drawings as well as sculptures of steel and bronze broug