International Sculpture Center

   


July/August 2012
Vol. 31 No 6

A publication of the
International Sculpture Center
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Gregory Barsamian and the Flying Dream
by Kathleen Whitney
Gregory Barsamian’s work exists in a profound confrontation with reality. Theatrical in the sense that it takes place in a darkened space before a passively engaged audience, his sculpture relies almost completely on the viewer, because what the viewer sees, seemingly fully present and tangible, is, in fact, not there. Products of the viewer’s subconscious response, these constructed illusions create a conflict between sensory information and logic, a confrontation suggestive of a dream state. Barsamian has discovered a way, through the use of animation, to give visibility to images normally hidden in the subconscious mind—images usually accessible only while dreaming...see the entire article in the print version of July/August's Sculpture magazine.


Die Falle, 1998. Steel, urethane foam, acrylic medium, motor, and strobe, 9 x 6 ft. diameter.


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