light mirror | mirror shadow

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installation view of Nika Blasser: light mirror | mirror shadow at the Pendleton Center for the Arts (June-July 2016)

 

In June, I hung a site-specific installation with large-scale (8 feet x 5 feet) translucent ink drawings in the windows of the Pendleton Center for the Arts. I wanted to use the architecture of the gallery in a way that would shift the environment as you walk into the room–creating the feeling of a visual sanctuary.

 

Statement:

Blasser’s work generates an environment of quiet contemplation, revealing moments of poetic clarity where nature and artistic agency are fluidly intertwined. In light mirror | mirror shadow Blasser explores dualities through visual palindromes akin to the infamous Rorschach psychology test, with each drawing reflecting the altered shadow of its other half.

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