Butler Exhibit to Feature Laser Art, Holography

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – An unusual exhibition of light-based art by Matthew Schreiber will open Sunday, March 24, at The Butler Institute of American Art.

Titled “Sauron, Bowie and Maquettes,” the exhibition will run through Sept. 29. Schreiber will be at the museum on March 24 for an artist reception from 1 to 3 p.m.

It will be the acclaimed Cleveland-based artist’s first exhibition at The Butler.

Schreiber produces work in a variety of mediums, including drawing, performance, sculpture, video and light.

He is mostly known for his work with holography and laser light sculptures. Recurring subjects within his work center on novelty, the occult and spectacle.

Schreiber’s solo exhibition at The Butler will consist of light-based artwork, including laser light sculpture and holography.

In preparing the exhibition, the artist came across an article about the Butler’s Bermant Gallery of Art and Technology. The fact that the museum was already invested in technologically based art interested Schreiber and influenced his decision to exhibit his work at The Butler.

“Making a hologram is technically difficult,” Schreiber said in a press release. “It’s a kind of dark art. It’s a very mysterious and strange process.”

Pictured at top: This work, titled “Sauron,” will be part of Matthew Schreiber’s upcoming exhibition at The Butler Institute of American Art.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.