Solo Gallery Debut of Hilary Berseth at Eleven Rivington

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NEW YORK, NY.- Eleven Rivington presents the solo gallery debut of Hilary Berseth, on view through May 22, 2010. The exhibition features new copper sculptures and paintings. Berseth’s work has been featured in past group shows at Leo Koenig, Mary Boone, and Guild & Greyshkull. Featured in the exhibition are two series of works that explore the formal possibilities of growth by marrying process with programs or systems. The four copper sculptures are grown over weeks in tanks filled with a bath of soluble copper using an electroplating process. Starting as squares or circles of copper, the sculptures develop coral-like fronds and formations as their electromagnetic field interacts with the random movement of copper ions in the bath. The three paintings, collectively titled the Automata series, similarly build over time, using programs familiar to computer