Thursday, March 1, 2012

Rebecca Cummins at Vanderbilt Space 204

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Rebecca Cummins at Vanderbilt Space 204
When: Thu., March 1, 4-6 p.m.

In a way, all art is really about light — reflections of the stuff are what actually registers when we gaze upon a painting or an object in a gallery. An artist like watercolor painter J.M.W. Turner made a sacrament of light and was known for his spiritualized depictions of photons in his landscapes and nautical scenes. Artist Rebecca Cummins takes the bright stuff as her central subject in her new exhibit Apparent Light. Exploring what the artist calls “the sculptural, experiential and sometimes humorous possibilities of light and natural phenomena,” Cummins' show attempts to address the actual medium of seeing. The artist approaches her subject by referencing the history of science and optical equipment, often employing various devices in her work such as camera obscuras and sundials.

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