The Bloomberg Commission: Josiah McElheny••••

1. Jan - 20. Aug 12 / ended Whitechapel Gallery

Free

Exhibition | Installation | London


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Josiah McElheny The Past Was A Mirage I'd Left Far Behind, 2011. Installation view: Screen for Observing Abstractions No.6 (detail). Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

Josiah McElheny The Past Was A Mirage I'd Left Far Behind, 2011. Installation view: Screen for Observing Abstractions No.6 (detail). Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.



American sculptor, writer and glass blower, Josiah McElheny transforms the Whitechapel Gallery into a hall of mirrors. Josiah McElheny is the latest artist invited to create a new work of art for The Bloomberg Commission. Glass, light
and transparency provide the motif for his new installation sited in the former Whitechapel library (now part of the Gallery), built in 1892 as a ‘lantern for learning’. Seven large-scale glass sculptures will be arranged as multiple screens
for the artist’s interpretation of groundbreaking experimental abstract films, programmed to change throughout the year. The sculptures will reflect and refract the projected film selection, saturating the whole gallery and visitors in
images and light.
http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/exhibitions/the-bloomberg-commission-josiah-mcelheny-the-past-was-a-mirage-i-had-left-far-behind


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