Commissioned by Dia, Daniel Lefcourt's web project, Modeler, focuses on systems of signs and interferences. The starting point is a grid composed of grayscale stock images of industrial objects and spaces, a seemingly infinite dataset suggestive of what Lefcourt deems "The pleasure of sameness and repetition." Extending from his current body of work, which emphasizes observation and detail, Modeler invites the visitor to investigate the complex nature of virtual perception.
Clement Valla, an artist and associate professor at Rhode Island School of Design, worked with Daniel Lefcourt on the programming and design for this project.
This project is made possible in part by Dia's Commissioning Committee: Jill and Peter Kraus, Leslie and Mac McQuown, Genny and Selmo Nissenbaum, and Liz Gerring Radke and Kirk August Radke. Generous support has also been provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Beverages for the launch event are compliments of Brooklyn Brewery.
Daniel Lefcourt was born in New York City in 1975, where he currently lives and works.