Sep 12 – Nov 2, 2013
David Zimmer’s mesmerizing video objects and light panels of oceans and land forms beckon the viewer to look within. A potent, green hue floods each ocean image in Zimmer’s “Vapor” works, blurred as if seen from a distance through memory. These frozen fragments-in-light open up new possibilities in seeing – each of the artist’s series a contrast of the opposites within. With all of the pieces constructed to be self-illuminating, Zimmer’s poetic sensibility is most tenderly revealed in his signature bird series. In the sculpture entitled Can You Hear Me?, the animated lavender waxbill finch engages us with its lively presence and melodious birdsong while igniting a larger investigation of meaning. Visually setting up the question as to whether the bird is safely housed inside a vintage bell jar, possibly held captive or impacted by humankind’s attachment to technology, the artist‘s intuitively conceived worlds offer a thoughtful consideration of nature and our relationship to it. Zimmer’s intriguing work sparks the question of how we view ourselves within the continuum – as we observe the bird, the bird in turn meets our gaze. Zimmer’s visual language is a constant of elements merged – the past and the present; the real with the dream.