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MFAST Alum’s Debut Solo Show as Hamiltonian Fellow

Hamiltonian Fellow Billy Friebele’s Solo Show “Current Recorder” on view at Hamiltonian Gallery in Washington, DC

Posted 11.15.12 by Erin Barach

Current Recorder
November 17 - December 29
Hamiltonian Gallery
1353 U Street NW, Suite 101, Washington, DC
MICA connection: Billy Friebele (MFAST '08, Adjunct Faculty),
Opening: Saturday, November 17, 7:00- 9:00 p.m.

Hamiltonian Gallery is proud to present Current Recorder, a new project by artist Billy Friebele. Current Recorder will run from November 17 through December 29 with an opening reception on Saturday, November 17 from 7-9 pm. Please join us for an artist's talk on Wednesday, December 12 at 7:00 pm.

In his debut solo exhibition as a Hamiltonian Fellow, Billy Friebele records wind currents, human movement and the passage of time through drawings generated by a kinetic found-object sculpture. Propelled by a windmill outdoors and motion sensors indoors, Current Recorder creates abstract spherical drawings that document the conditions of a specific location on a particular day. The drawings produced serve as visual meditations on time and place; illustrating that, as Heraclitus wrote, "No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it is not the same river and he is not the same man."

During the course of the exhibition Current Recorder will produce a daily, audience-prompted drawing in response to foot traffic in the gallery.

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