The exhibition, Honert’s second one-person show in the United States, includes seven large-scale sculptures, which are being shown in this country for the first time.
In Santa Claus, Honert translates a drawing’s simple pencil lines into a golden three-dimensional sculpture of Santa Claus and his sack of gifts, advised by an evil figure on his shoulder.
With Ghosts, Honert brings to life a small line drawing, using projectors with motion attachments to create optical effects that animate the small figures, causing them to rotate, waver, and change color.
Also included are two of Honert’s most important earlier works. Lantern, 2000, originally shown at Expo 2000 in Hannover, is a 10-foot square lightbox, each side of the box displaying an image of the artist in his bed gazing up at the night sky, thickly outlined in black, recalling the leading of stained-glass windows.