Signe Pierce: Tesseract 

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Times Square Space is pleased to present Tesseract, a solo exhibition by Signe Pierce. The exhibition is a meta-mirror of the hyperreality unfolding outside, reflecting Times Square back on itself and embodying the idea of a tesseract. A tesseract is a four-dimensional version of a cube. It is in constant flux; upon its hypersurface reality is ever-changing.

Pierce works with ‘reality as a medium’. Her version of reality is heightened, chaotic, and oversaturated, much like the environment of Times Square. Tesseract mirrors that atmosphere with an intensely saturated installation inside a vacant office space. Light filters into the space from LED screens outside and Pierce’s installation shines fluorescent lights of the same colors back out. Reflective surfaces mimic the refractions of light across the square.

The installation also includes mediums appropriated from Times Square’s signage replete with lightboxes, LED ticker tapes, and video screens. The fifteen screens on display flash images and videos in tempo with Times Square’s screens. Lightboxes show new photographs taken in Times Square. These images capture light reflecting off everyday surfaces, such as puddles or metallic exteriors.

The exhibition will evolve and the artist will work in the exhibition space photographing and documenting Times Square regularly and then updating the installation. Her diverse practice includes video, writing, photography, installation, and performance, and she will be using all of these media during the run of Tesseract.

Plugs are available for visitors to bring their laptops and use the installation as a workspace during open hours.

Tesseract is curated by Tiffany Zabludowicz and supported by Tamares Real Estate.  

Signe Pierce (b.1988, Arizona) is a multimedia artist. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2011 and lives and works in New York. She starred in and was the co-creator of the highly acclaimed short film, American Reflexxx. She has recently had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts, Leipzig, Galerie Nathalie Halgand, Vienna, at New Release Gallery, New York, and at Annka Kultys Gallery, London.