Þyngdarljóð: Gravity's Poetry

The Gravity of the Situation

Photo by Eric Tillinghast

Prosers and poets, artists and explorers can all find something to love in Richard Levy Gallery’s latest exhibition, formally opening on Saturday, June 9. Eric Tillinghast’s Þyngdarljóð, or Gravity’s Poetry in English, is comprised of lightboxes that depict waterfalls the artist studied during a two month stint in Iceland. The light boxes are activated by internal mechanics that bring life and movement to the pieces. Tillinghast has been working with water as material for sculpture for more than two decades—to exciting and beautiful effect. Stop in at the gallery between 5 and 8pm to celebrate the opening of the show and see some of Tillinghast’s latest works.

Saturday Jul 14, 2018

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514 Central Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
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A series of photographs of Icelandic waterfalls by Eric Tillinghast. Each waterfall is displayed in a light box containing internal mechanics that generate light and sound to simulate surging water.

Eric Tillinghast • Þyngdarljóð—Gravity's Poetry

June 9–July 20

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 9, 5–8 pm 

Richard Levy Gallery is pleased to present Þyngdarljóð—Gravity's Poetry,a series of limited-edition photographs of Icelandic waterfalls by 

Eric Tillinghast. Each waterfall is displayed in a custom-built light box containing internal mechanics that generate light and sound to simulate surging water. 

Last year Eric Tillinghast spent two months documenting the largest waterfalls in Iceland. These photographs capture a phenomenon that only occurs when water can fall far enough to reach terminal velocity. The air surrounding the water creates enough resistance to push it apart, which results in a visual display of undulating curtains of water. Tillinghast explores the sculptural aspects of this phenomenon. By using mechanical devices to re-animate the photographs mounted in light boxes, he creates an effect that resides somewhere between photography and video.

Tillinghast has been working with water as a sculptural material since 1994 in an ongoing series of sculptures, site-specific installations, and paintings and photographs in which it is the primary subject. His work can be found in the permanent collections of Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; John Michael Kohler Art Center in Wisconsin; Museum of Fine Art in Santa Fe; Portland State University; and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in Arizona, among others. Tillinghast lived in Santa Fe for many years and currently lives and works in Los Angeles.

Images for this exhibition can be found on our website www.levygallery.com. High-resolution images are available on request. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @levygallery #erictillinghast #Þyngdarljóð #gravityspoetry

Dates: June 9–July 20, 2018

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 9, 5–8 pm 

Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 11 am–4 pm

Location: 514 Central Avenue SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102  

Contact: 505.766.9888, info@levygallery.com, www.levygallery.com

Eric Tillinghast, Skogafoss #3, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 9, 5–8 pm