The Exhibition

In this exhibition, a diversity of holographic works has been chosen in an attempt to increase our visual and cultural literacy of the medium. The pieces exhibited include installation, sculpture, and kinetic art. The artists communicate through unique vocabularies developed by the exploration of their ideas in three or four dimensions.

Rebecca Deem
Up Against It
12 x 16 inches
Three (shown Artist Proof)
Mirror backed achromate
transmission (silver halide)
Pulsed laser original,
optically reduced
Deem is especially concerned with the interconnectivity of things. How we manifest and effect change inspires her art as well as the relationship between the material and immaterial. Up Against It is in memory of a friend who died of breast cancer before 50. It speaks to the concern for breast cancer or female gender issues: physical problems reaching beyond the mere physical into the realm of the Whole being.
One of the initial artists to combine reflection holograms with mixed media in free standing art works, Deem lectures on Art and Holography and has exhibited her work internationally. In 1989 she co-founded Zone Holografix Studios. She was a member of the team that created the first pulsed laser portrait of a president (Ronald Reagan), for the Smithsonian Portrait Collection. She received a Shearwater Foundation Award for her distinguished career in art holography in 1988. In 1985, she developed a pulsed laser system during an Artist-In-Residence Program with Fred Unterseher in Hamburg, Germany. She received a National Endowment for the Arts, Artist-In-Residence at the Museum of Holography, NY. She graduated from the NY School of Holography.