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Spotlight Talk » Light and Space with Gisela Colon

Join us for a talk with artist Gisela Colon, featured in the exhibition Crystals in Art: Ancient to Today. As an artist in the Light and Space movement, Colon will discuss the merging influences, including form, identity, and material.

Gisela Colon is an American contemporary artist who has developed a unique sculptural language of “organic minimalism,” breathing life-like qualities into reductive Hforms. Originally from Puerto Rico, Colon’s diverse background brings a cross-cultural approach to her practice. Colon’s seductive, sleek, gender-fluid sculptures advance the discourse of minimalism, by disrupting the traditional staid view of the hyper-masculine cold industrial object. Colon’s organic forms embody qualities of energy, movement and growth, merging the industrial with the natural. Oscillating between masculine and feminine, primitive and futuristic, liquid and solid, fecund and phallic, inert and biological, Colon’s objects possess a confluence of polarities that take the minimal object to a new frontier, a new world where the man-made becomes alive in a post-human ontological reality. 

Sponsored by Deloitte and Ken and Liz Allen.

Free with online registration, register online or with Guest Services.

Date:
November 8, 2019
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Venue:
Great Hall
Phone:
479-657-2335