Leo Villareal on his new work "Light Matrix (MIT)"

September 13, 2016
Event Types
Talk / Lecture
Many stainless steel rods are lit and photographed from under.

Leo Villareal, Light Matrix (MIT), 2016. 240 stainless steel rods, 17,280 LED lights. Photo: John Kennard.

Join us for a talk given by Leo Villareal in Bartos theatre followed by a reception in the lobby of the building E52. 

6:00 PM Talk by Leo Villareal in Bartos Theatre E15 

7:00 PM Dedication of Light Matrix (MIT) and Reception in lobby of E52

MIT’s Public Art Collection reaches across the Institute and may be enjoyed by MIT students and visitors alike. Outstanding examples of work by Alexander Calder, Pablo Picasso, and other major artists grace the MIT campus for all to view. Leo’s work is the latest in a long line of outstanding commissions of public art at MIT and we hope you can join for this talk with Leo.  

Leo Villareal’s work is focused on stripping systems down to their essence to better understand the underlying structures and rules that govern how they work. He is interested in lowest common denominators such as pixels or the zeros and ones in binary code. His most well known works include The Bay Lights on the San Francisco Bay Bridge and his work in the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.

The talk and reception are free and open to the public but registration is required.