light mirror | mirror shadow

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.



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.