Pace Wildenstein presents for the first time in America Keith Tyson’s installation “Large Field Array”. Keith Tyson’s work is named after the Very Large Array (VLA), a field of Radio Telescopes in New Mexico. “The VLA focuses on one spot from multiple viewpoints to give us a clearer picture of the universe. Similarly, Tyson’s monumental modular work combines over 220 separate sculptural forms into a single Field Array, which is designed to operate as a gigantic experimental lens for viewing some of the fundamental forces that make up reality” (excerpt from the press release (PDF)). VernissageTV used the day after the crowded opening to have a closer look at the impressive installation. It’s not possible to capture every single element of the Large Field Array. We tried to give you an impression of the installation, but if you have the chance, have a look yourself. The exhibition runs until October 20, 2007. Keith Tyson: Large Field Array, Pace Wildenstein at 545 West 22nd Street, New York. September 8, 2007.
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Keith Tyson was born 1969 in Ulverston, Cumbria. From 1984 to 1990 he worked at Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering. From 1990 to 1993 he attended Carlisle College of Art and the University of Brighton. In 2002 Keith Tyson had a major solo show at the South London Gallery, and he has participated in numerous group exhibitions. In October 2007 he will participate in The Turner Prize: A Retrospective at Tate Britain. Keith Tyson began Large Field Array with Haunch of Venison in 2006. Large Field Array was recently acquired by The Zabludowicz Collection, a London-based collection of international contemporary art.