*The following exhibitions were selected by the 2015-16 ALH Artist Advisory Board: Robert Pruitt, Chair, Lisa E. Harris, Emily Peacock, Emily Sloan,
Anthony Suber and Stalina Villarreal
Loschmidt’s Column (The Reversibility Paradox)
Exhibition dates: December 2, 2016 – May 6, 2017
Opening reception: 6 – 9 PM Friday, December 2, 2016
Art League Houston (ALH) presents Loschmidt’s Column (The Reversibility Paradox), a durational sculpture by Houston-based artist Trey Duvall. The project explores the passage and blending of material states subjected to the manipulations and processes of entropic time. Comprised of a porcelain and steel sculptural intervention, the project focuses on irreversible material change and exchange based on specific conditions of a particular space in forward moving time.
Loschmidt's Paradox puts time reversal symmetry at odds with any attempt to infer from the second law of thermodynamics, which describes the behavior of macroscopic systems. Both of these are well-accepted principles in physics, with sound observational and theoretical support.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Trey Duvall is an artist and educator. Duvall works in various forms including large-scale installation, video, performance, and traditional sculptural mediums concerning duration, stamina, humor, exhaustion, and entropy. Duvall received his BA in Art Education from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, and is currently a Teaching Fellow and Masters of Fine Arts candidate at the University of Houston. Duvall has exhibited both locally and nationally at venues including Lawndale Art Center (2016), Art League Houston, (2016), School of Visual Arts, NY (2016), Plot Manifest, Marfa, TX (2016), and SITE Gallery Houston (2016). As artist and organizer of SITE Houston, Duvall's work has been featured on ABC News, Glasstire Magazine, the Houston Chronicle, and Art In America.