The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents Leandro Erlich: "Seeing Is Not Believing" closing day
Conceptual artist Leandro Erlich creates visual paradoxes and optical illusions that force viewers to question their perception of reality. He renders everyday situations confounding - a staircase that misleads to go nowhere; an elevator that appears partially stuck below ground; a swimming pool that appears to reflect one group of onlookers above the water’s surface and a different group below.
"Seeing Is Not Believing" features two of Erlich’s most iconic installations: Bâtiment and Le cabinet du psy (The Psychoanalyst’s Office). These immersive, room-size environments and a selection of additional works span the career of this acclaimed Argentine artist, whose psychological subversion of the everyday seems to defy the basic laws of physics and challenge your sense of balance, space, and the absolute.