Steven Pippin's work is being show right now at Gavin Brown's enterprise in an additional location for the gallery at 291 Grand St.
The work on display uses a 2B unmodified standard pencil and crosses the boundaries of existential philosophy with astrophysics combined into a delicate and complex feedback system that can achieve this subtle balance of the pencil to a point that comes close to a sensation of suspended time.
The idea originated in 2003 while coming across a metaphor that is repeatedly used in astrophysics describing the current state of the universe. This metaphor simply uses a pencil balancing on its point to illustrate the perfect harmonic state that exists in the relationship between space and time, now termed spacetime.
All Opening Photographs by Xiaofeng Li