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View of “Conrad Freiburg,” 2011.

Conrad Freiburg

Linda Warren Gallery

View of “Conrad Freiburg,” 2011.

WHICH EYE DO YOU CHOOSE TO LOOK WITH? reads a handwritten text on the side of Conrad Freiburg’s Andromeda Galaxy with Hovering Eye (all works 2011), a viewing device installed in the artist’s third solo exhibition at Linda Warren Gallery, “The Blind Light, the Pyre of Night.” Like wall text in a science museum, this label of sorts encourages the viewer to look through one of many holes—set in the pattern of the Andromeda constellation—that had been bored into a large, white-painted wooden disk. Several incense burners were visible through these apertures, strung across the room against a black background. In turn, each of these “burning stars,” as the artist dubs them, featured a metal cover with its own constellation of holes, three-dimensionalized into an undecagon (an eleven-sided form), which also served as an organizational conceit for the show’s arcane networks of

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