San Jose Museum Opens First Museum Survey Devoted to Work of Leo Villareal

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SAN JOSE, CA.- The San Jose Museum of Art presents the first-ever museum survey of the work of the prominent sculptor Leo Villareal, a pioneer in the use of LEDs and computer-driven imagery. Leo Villareal, on view at SJMA from August 21, 2010, through January 9, 2011, features approximately 20 sculptures and expansive installations by Villareal on loan from public and private collections, as well as video documentation of his architectural, site-specific works. The exhibition traces the artist’s work over the past decade, from his earliest experimental sequencing of strobe lights to his recent hypnotic patterning of thousands of pinpoint LEDs. Organized by the San Jose Museum of Art, the exhibition is accompanied by the first book devoted to the artist’s work, co-published by Hatje Cantz Verlag. The exhibition will later travel to the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, NV, the Nerman Museum of