ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
NEW/NOW: Katja Loher: How can we cool down the gilded sunbeams?
Mary & George W. Cheney, Jr. Gallery
NEW/NOW artist Katja Loher is regarded as a leader amongst the next generality of video artists, exploring and questioning the consequences of living in a globalized world.
Through her wall-mounted video portals and hand-blown glass bubbles, the viewer enters a parallel universe in which Loher displays costumed dancers in choreographed routines filmed by the artist herself. As the New Britain Museum of American Art continues to delve into the realm of New Media, encouraging the discussion between art and technology, we are thrilled to exhibit NEW/NOW: Katja Loher: How can we cool down the gilded sunbeams? this spring.
The glass video sculptures promote discussions amongst viewers, particularly regarding Loher’s environmental themes. Loher states, ”the intimate experience nevertheless resonates globally, addressing ecological urgencies like the disappearance of the bee population.”
In 2014, the NBMAA purchased Loher’s Portal VI (Ideology/Hope), one of the artist’s Videoportals that plays two different videos simultaneously, giving the viewer a feel of looking into a kaleidoscope as the colors move and change. Within the video, dancers move with the music; asking questions in order to promote the audience to think. Come experience Loher’s video sculpture currently on view in the Contemporary Gallery in anticipation of her not-to-be missed exhibition.