Daniel Lergon, o.T., 2007, Zink auf Papier, 100 x 70 cm
Daniel Lergon - Albedo
June 30 - July 28, 2007
Opening: Friday, June 29th 2007 - 7 p.m.
We are happy to announce „Albedo", an exhibition by Daniel Lergon (born 1978, lives in Berlin) at Galerie Andreas Huber.
The title of the show, „Albedo", refers to the term which is used for a measure indicative of a surface's or body's reflectivity, which may be diffuse or direct. Albedo describes the ratio of reflected to incident light of an object. A black surface, for example, possesses a small albedo, a white one a large albedo. The albedo is an important concept particularly in climatology and astronomy, and is used, for instance, to calculate the luminosity of sunlight reflected by non-luminous planets. The overall albedo of the Moon is about 12 percent, the Earth's overall albedo measures around 39 percent.
After „Oktave" at Galerie Christian Lehnert in Cologne, where both ends of the visible spectrum were presented in two, diagonally opposed pictures which flagged the galleries entrance, and „K" at Galerie Andersen's Contemporary in Copenhagen, where Lergon focussed on the colour black, where absorption and reflection took place in a „room without colours", Lergon currently deals with the colour white, with silver, the metallic:
In the gallery's main room, the visitor sees two circular paintings on canvas, placed within the room and filling the space up to the ceiling. They are placed at an angle and close to eachother, thus influencing the luminosity of the individual spectral compositions. This overdimentional circular shape of the paintings, which refers to planetary geometry, in fact provokes a consideration of the paintings' formal contents. In the second room, works with zinc paint on paper are presented. The paint is mixed with colour pigments with the result that some works shimmer in a silvery red, other a silvery green tone. The paint brush's pattern is strongly visible, showing how the dynamics of painting are obstructed due to the paint's texture. According to the angle of incidence, iridiscent or clear colours emerge, alternately creating ephemeral or defined visual elements.
The exhibition is open from June 30 to July 28, 2007 and is supported by LEITNER PERSONALMANAGEMENT AT WORK.