Art at the Geode presents its first multi-artist exhibition. Three artists using different materials with one common thread: light.
Featuring Martin Eichinger, Lawrence Morrell, and Barry Mack. Whether as inspiration, composition, or display each of these works interacts with light in some form.
Eichinger’s outer space inspired resin has a direct connection with light. The translucent sculptures will change based on the position of light. The sculptures from The Clair Collection are made through layers of poured epoxy resin. Eichinger has named these unique sculptures, “Amorphous Polymers,” which are “art experiments into the chemistry of crystallization as epoxy slowly cures,” he explains.
Eichinger’s work in The Clair Collection is inspired by outer space. These sculptures were created during the COVID-19 pandemic and served as his escape from the world’s harsh realities. “The final frontier is outer space and the Planetary Society, NASA, and the Hubble Telescope have served as my windows into that,” says Eichinger.
Lawrence Morrell’s glass sculpture interacts with light both directly and indirectly. “The reductive, sand-carving spray technique I use to carve away different areas of the glass reveals subtle color shifts among the layers. It also emphasizes the way ambient light enters the glass layers and casts shadows as well as softly illuminating colors and textures inside the layers,” says Morrell.
Morrell is inspired by science, specifically the textures created by water and wind on the earth's surfaces. “My goal is to capture and “freeze'' brief moments in time from our radically changing environment.”
Barry Mack’s newest series is inspired by the Sun-- the ultimate light form. In The Sound of the Sun Series, he paints his perceived connection to the sun. “Sound of the Sun refers to what I get in the form of communication [from the sun]. The best thing that I can say to articulate that connection or that language is a sound or a feeling.”
With this series, Mack has made a transcendence to light. This purity has not been achieved at this level in previous darker series created by Mack. With The Sound of the Sun, he used white, silver, and gold, and layered a wide range of techniques to create a heaviness in the material. These are the last of what he calls “sculptural” paintings, as he gravitates towards minimalism.
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