Richard Wright: Aird’s Lane Installation

Richard Wright, Modern Institute, Aird's Lane glass skylight installationRichard Wright, Modern Institute, Aird's Lane glass skylight installationRichard Wright, Modern Institute, Aird's Lane glass skylight installationGlasgow-based artist Richard Wright creates impermanent site-specific interventions that engage in temporality and the built environment. His latest, closing this Saturday for The Modern Institute in Glasgow, consists of four leaded glass skylights in the ceiling at Aird’s Lane. Wright incorporated handmade, blown glass and leading in an intricate design placed within four existing rectangular skylights resulting in a dramatic—almost three dimensional—effect within the room. The textured glass interferes with the natural light reflecting it and causing a shift in the viewer’s perspective. Much in the way Wright’s paintings are of a transient nature, so are the patterns on the walls and floors created by the light through these complex glass pieces.

The exhibit will be up through 9/6/14. Catch it if you can.

 

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