August Muth: Deepening The Light
Deepening The Light
Pie Projects was thrilled to present a solo exhibition of Artist August Muth, a pioneer in the exploration of light through holography.
The artwork of August Muth exemplifies the experience that light is the faithful archivist of time. In his holographic collaborations with laser light, he is able to archive the relationship of photons with minimal forms revealing enduring compositions of material light. His creations depict simple geometric forms that exist in free space and are unconfined within the material dimension of the artwork. The polychromatic character of these forms produces fields of color which are rarely experienced. He regards his work as an exploration into the natural realm of the photon where we have the opportunity to discover the mystery of light itself.
ABOUT AUGUST MUTH
August Muth exhibits internationally and is a pioneer in the exploration of light through the art of holography. His interest in light began at the age of 16 when he began making large water-filled glass prisms to refract light and explore prismatic color. In his late teens, as a jewelry maker in Aspen, Colorado, he became captivated by the alluring light of opals and diamonds. These interests laid the foundation for the beginning of his formal studies in art and physics at the University of New Mexico in 1975, and later at the University of Houston, and the University of Texas, Austin. He continued his formal studies specifically in holography at the Museum of Holography in New York City (1981–84). His studio, The Light Foundry, which was established in 1987 and is currently in Santa Fe, New Mexico, produces artworks exploring the light-space-time continuum.
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Translucere #2, 2022
Holograms laminated in glass, luminescent pigment, paint
25” x 21.5”, Optical Dimension: 5”
Holograms laminated in archival glass
12.5” x 11”, Optical Dimension: 11”