PELHAM, NY -- Pelham Art Center’s Public Art in the Courtyard’s newest exhibition, Mirari by Lauren and Dylan Cotton, will be on view September 9 through December 10, 2016. The opening reception will be held on Friday, September 9 from 6:30-8PM, including a free open to the public hands-on art workshop.
After many years of working as independent artists, the wife and husband team Lauren and Dylan Cotton began collaborating on sculptural installations in 2014. Their most recent collaboration is Mirari, a large-scale site-specific psychotropic glass sculpture. Creating a dynamic blend of Dylan’s glass blowing art and Lauren’s painting and installation practice, Mirari consists of a cluster of mirrored and opaque glass bulb-like forms. The cluster of vividly colored glasswork sits on a painted metal base of similar pattern and color to the glass itself. The intention of the sculpture is to create a microcosm, reflecting the structural framework and environment of the Pelham Art Center, visible from every angle of the work. The reflective glass forms reveal infinite visual possibilities within the space, bouncing off the colored light from their bright metal counterparts. Any architectural feature or person being echoed by the work becomes anamorphic, skewed and endless. People walking past or interacting with the piece add a kinetic element to the work, as their bodily actions will be mirrored, dreamily distorting physical relation and perception.