Viewing: Glass Eye

Tuesday March 13, 2012 | by Andrew Page

GLASS EYE: Illusions of depth spotted at major NYC contemporary art week

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Hans Kotter, Tunnel View- Down Under, Rectangle (Ed of 8 + 2 AP), 2012. Plexiglas, two-way mirror, metal, color-changing LED’s and remote control. H 23 1/2, W 35 1/2, D 6 1/2 inches.

Tricking the eye was a popular theme in this year’s Armory Arts Week in New York City, where artists used an assortment of new technologies employing glass to chart new visual terrain. Several art works on display at the main event (as well as satellite shows that have sprung up around the city) used high-tech projectors to manipulate two-dimensional artwork, or have incorporated high-definition screens into their canvasses to make their paintings non-static. And many are now using two-way mirrored glass, used in a most innovative and effective manner by Josiah McElheny in his “Modernism” series, to give infinite reflection into their works.

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