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Aura Kinetica

Monday, 19 June 2017 10:06 Published in Group Exhibitions

Aura Kinetica brings together artists from Canada, Italy, the UK and USA who use light and holography within their practice.



Located in El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, and part of the city-wide Currents New Media Arts Festival, it establishes creative holography as an integral and critical process within the media arts and the diversity of work which surrounds it within the wider festival.

Some of the artists in this exhibition have been working in the realm of light and optics for over 40 years. Several others are emerging artists within this medium, or have a background in more traditional art forms and are beginning to explore the holographic process.

Artists exhibiting: Fred Unterseher, Dora Tass, Andrew Pepper, Mary Harman, C Alex Clark, Michael Crawford, Rebecca Deem, and August Muth.

Andrew Pepper is showing a new work made especially for this exhibition in collaboration with the Light Foundry Inc, Santa Fe.

More details on the Currents website: currentsnewmedia.org/work/aura-kinetica

Exhibition dates:  9th - 25th June 2017

Governors Island, New York

Sunday, 24 May 2015 12:44 Published in News

Line Addition, an early work from the Addition Series produced with Light Fantastic, London,  will be on show at the Governors Island National Monument Summer Museum, New York, USA.

Selected by Dr. Martina Mrongovius, the exhibition brings together a number of international artists who engaged with holography in their practice.

Organised by the Holocenter, New York, the exhibition is part of the International Year of Light 2015 and runs through the summer from May 23rd.

Museum open weekends 12 - 6pm

More details here.

Drawing Series

Thursday, 01 January 1987 00:00 Published in Holography

Title: Drawing Series

Date: 1987

Edition: Edition of 3

Materials: 5 Reflection hologram on glass, wood support, card.

Size: each holographic plate H 25.4 x W 20.32cm (10 x 8 inches)

Collection: MIT Museum, Boston, USA.

Notes: Produced with an artist-in-residency at the Museum of Holography during 1987, these 5 pieces offer a systematic exploration of a drawn cube each plate reducing the visible information as a way of testing visual tolerance and its resulting dimensional impact.

These pieces made up part of Pepper's fine art PhD submission to the University of Reading in 1988.

Drawing 1

Drawing 2

Drawing 3

Drawing 4

Drawing 5

UK Spaces

Wednesday, 01 January 2003 00:00 Published in Solo Exhibitions


UK Spaces: Holographic drawings, volumes and site specific installation.

Butler Institute of American Art, Beecher Center Wing, Youngstown, Ohio, USA.

Known for its encouragement of art and technology, the Butler Institute of American Art has mounted several solo and group exhibitions of artists who incorporate various aspects of technology within their practice.

Pepper's eleven month show included 13, 10 x 8 inch reflection holograms, produced over the previous 15 years.

A site-specific installation ‘Sight Lines Wall’ was also installed and ran along several meters of the exhibition space in the Butler’s Beecher Wing, part of their Center for Technology in the Arts.


‘Sight Lines Wall’ has developed from work first shown in Pepper’s solo exhibition at Gallery 286, London, UK. Here Pepper describes some of the background relating to the London installation.

Because the technology and optical/illusionistic effect of holographic images there is a overwhelming unfamiliarity (when compared to more traditional forms of art). Holograms tend to be framed and hung in straight lines on gallery walls. This method of display offers the viewer a reassuring point of reference (and method of presentation).  Perhaps it makes it easier to engage with,  or 'accept' holography as a viable visual process.

In “Sight Lines” the holograms have been taken off the wall and placed horizontally, just above the floor. Prior to being installed in the gallery the hanging metal surfaces have been allowed to rust, out in the open, arranged in a straight line. There is an ‘environmental’ and physical continuity between each metal surface and the pattern of rusting it has received. Each of the small circular holograms contain images of liquid, the shadows of which exist just above the surface of the glass which holds the holographic emulsion. Like the pattern created by the rust, these shadows could not be predicted. The liquids used on the metal and during the recording of the hologram have ‘drawn’ their own marks over the surfaces.

This reference to ‘drawing’ is a common and reoccurring element in Pepper’s work. The metal sheets are the dimensions of half a sheet of A4 paper, an accessible size found all over Europe. Something people write on, draw on, photocopy on, laser print on. Here the size has been divided along the longest length to produce a shape onto which long lines could be drawn. Each hologram has been chosen to complement the pattern of marks on the rusted metal sheet. They are ‘subdued’. green/brown, red and an integral part of each metal rectangle, not simply surrounded by a ‘frame’ to make them convenient to display.




 Exhibition dates: 25th May 2003 - April 2004







Interference : Coexistence

Tuesday, 01 January 2013 00:00 Published in Group Exhibitions


The Clock Tower, Long Island City, NY, USA.

Curated by Dr. Martina Mrongovius ((Holocenter, New York / Academy of Media Arts, Cologne), this survey exhibition brought together 26 artists working with holography and included early pieces from the 70's and 80's as well as more recent examples.

Andrew Pepper showed Vertical Liquid Supported, a small reflection hologram of the shadow of liquid, held upright (unframed) by an industrial 'G' clamp.

Margaret Benyon, Rudie Berkhout, Betsy Connors, Melissa Crenshaw & Sydney Dinsmore, Eva Davidova, Paula Dawson, Rebecca Deem, Cho Duckhee, Tristan Duke, Mary Harman, Guillermo Federico Heinze, Setsuko Ishii, Adrienne Klein, Juyong Lee, Ana MacArthur, Gerald Marks, Sam Moree, Ikuo Nakamura, Ana Maria Nicholson, Ray Park, Andrew Pepper, Julius Schmiedel, Dan Schweitzer, Fred Unterseher and Sally Weber

With new works by young Korean Artists in the Holocenter Vault Gallery:
Boyang Ahn,  Haena Bae, Bokyung Jung, Jungwon Park and Eunjo Yang.

Exhibition dates 6th September - 9th October, 2013




Andrew Pepper works with projected light, holography and installation.  Based in the UK,  he has exhibited his work in group and solo exhibitions internationally and is a senior lecturer in fine art at Nottingham Trent University where he teaches into the BA (Hons) fine art course, the Master of Fine Art course and acts as a PhD examiner.


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