november, 2017

9nov - 25febnov 910:00 amfeb 25Looking Glass(november 9) 10:00 am - (february 25) 5:00 pm


November 9 (Thursday) 10:00 am - February 25 (Sunday) 5:00 pm


Cornell Art Museum

51 N. Swinton Ave. Delray Beach, Florida 33444

Event Details

The Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square presents Looking Glass, a group exhibition featuring contemporary artwork that immerses the viewer into the piece by creating their own reflection. The viewer and the space around the piece become a part of the work itself.

The exhibition was chosen as the first show in the newly renovated interior to showcase the Museum like never before and to illustrate the Museum’s mission to present the best and brightest in contemporary art and to serve our community of visitors and artists from Delray Beach and across the globe. Viewers will experience a sense of belonging and literally see themselves in the museum.

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Opening Celebration: Wednesday, November 8th, 7-9 pm, admission $10 (free for Old School Square members)

Exhibition Dates: November 9-February 25
Museum hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am-5 pm; Sunday, 1-5 pm. Closed Mondays and holidays.
Admission: $8 (general); $5 (seniors 65+ and students with ID)
Free admission for children under 12, Old School Square members and Veterans
Free admission for Florida residents on Sunday.

Looking Glass includes these artists who have explored the theme of reflection:

  • Chul Hyun Ahn (South Korea) will show one of his light sculptures that portrays the illusion of infinity, created with the use of mirrors.
  • Miya Ando (New York) is showing works on paper in a series called ‘gekkou’ (moon light) which captures reflected light, as well as sculptures created with silver nitrate and a large work that vaguely reflects the viewer.
  • Billy Al Bengston (Los Angeles) is showing one abstract reflective work.
  • Lee Borthwick (UK) will display a large, hanging mirrored piece.
  • Leah Brown and Peter Symons (Ft. Lauderdale) are showing a collaborative installation allowing viewers to immerse themselves into a display of infinite stars.
  • Laddie John Dill (Los Angeles) will have two small geometric reflective works on display.
  • Olafur Eliasson (Denmark) will show one print on loan from The Benefit Print Project.
  • Ryan Everston (Portland, OR) will show two sculptural typography-based works, one of which was created specifically for this exhibition.
  • Peter Gronquist (Portland, OR) is showing works that use mirrors and LED lights to create a sense of infinity when viewing the piece.
  • Sungchul Hong (South Korea) will show one piece that lights up as well as reflects the viewer. The piece is activated by light entering solar cells, and does not require plugs, electricity or batteries.
  • Brookhart Jonquil (Miami) will show sculptural pieces iconic of his style which utilize mirror, steel, and glass to create deep reflections within the piece.
  • Guillaume Lachapelle (Montreal) has used mirrors in four pieces depicting scenes that seem to capture infinity, transporting the viewer into another world.
  • Andrew Logan (London) will be displaying one portrait piece that uses mirror to capture the face of the subject and reflect the viewer simultaneously.
  • Graeme Messer (London) will show six works that incorporate vintage mirrors, reflection of the viewer, lights, and text
  • Norman Mooney (Brooklyn) will show two celestial sculptures that reflect the surroundings in the finish of the piece will be displayed.
  • Jeremy Penn (Brooklyn) will display 11 works from a series of text-based pieces that merge gold aluminum with vintage erotica. Penn will give a presentation about these works at the Cornell’s Beyond Art Basel party on December 11th.
  • Peter Pereira (Delray Beach) will be showing an installation piece affixed to the trees lining the walkway to the Cornell. The installation invites the viewer to scan a QR code and enter another “dimension” of augmented reality.
  • Liliana Porter (New York) is showing photographs depicting miniature scenes in which mirrors play a role.
  • Lilibeth Rasmussen (Denmark) will exhibit mannequin-like mirrored sculptures as well as a performance piece featuring mirrored costumes. The performance will take place at the exhibition opening on November 8th and at the Beyond Art Basel party on December 11th
  • Daniel Rozin (New York City) is showing work that reflects the viewer’s movements through use of projection and technology.
  • Elle Schorr (Lake Worth) will show a collection of large scale urban street photographs which are based on reflections in store windows, often in New York or Miami.
  • Leslie Shows (San Francisco) is showing two works that capture the feel of natural geological forms by use of acrylic, glass, aluminum and plexi glass.
  • Peter Symons (Fort Lauderdale) will exhibit a wall piece in addition to the installation piece (with Leah Brown) which looks like a quilt created from tiny mirrors.
  • Chris Wood (UK) is showing two pieces that manipulate and reflect light through the use of dichroic (two-color) glass.

Featured image: “Muse,” paint, ink, metal, paper and spray paint on aluminum and wood, Jeremy Penn, 2015

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