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Loschmidts Column (The Reversibility Paradox) by Trey Duvall

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Loschmidts Column (The Reversibility Paradox) by Trey Duvall

December 02, 2016
Art League Houston
1953 Montrose Blvd
Houston,TX 77006
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Art League Houston (ALH) is excited to present 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.


Trey Duvall is an artist and educator. Duvall works in various forms including large-scale installations, 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), School of Visual Arts, NY (2016), Plot Manifest, Marfa, TX (2016), and The Silos at Sawyer Yards (2016). As curator and organizer of SITE Houston, Duvall’s work has been featured on ABC News, Glasstire Magazine, and the Houston Chronicle.

Pictured: Trey Duvall, For Once, Again, 2016, Archival Pigment Print.

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