Heiner Thiel explores the ways in which we perceive color and shapes, especially the square. He covers the surfaces of his metal sculptures in sumptuous light-absorbing or light-reflective materials, furthering the optical illusion already in play. However, the viewer encounters these works in the same way he or she would a painting. MIV/94, 7/9, which resembles a two-dimensional rendering of a cube, seems to float off the wall of the gallery. Each of Thiel’s works is mathematically calculated and fabricated to the exact proportions of a three-dimensional whole, forcing us to complete the rest of the drawing on our own.