Portfolio > You Never Know How You Look Through Other People’s Eyes ICA MECA 2018

A system of mirrors compose builds a pattern of multiple lenses was installed inside the ICA's gallery. Fragments of the mirror force you to look back yourself getting disrupted. You can’t see the full picture when everything is broken into parts. Where is one implicated? The same pattern of mirrors is re-composed outdoors on a metal fence that surrounds a fallow, sweet grass garden that was planted the summer before in an empty lot. Each piece reflects light and color in a different direction depending on your point of view. The braided rug was installed on the floor and viewers could walk in a path around the rug to imitate the way the braid spirals out. Each piece encourages viewers to constantly reposition themselves and shift their position and engage with the piece through movement.

MECA ICA Portland, ME Essay by Mary Mattingly
Acrylic Mirror
6' x 30"
2018
MECA ICA Portland, ME Essay by Mary Mattingly
Acrylic Mirror
6' x 30"
2018
MECA ICA Portland, ME Curated by Scott Weiner Essay by Mary Mattingly
Acrylic Mirror
6' x 30"
2018
MECA ICA Portland, ME Curated by Scott Weiner Essay by Mary Mattingly
Acrylic Mirror
6' x 30"
2018
Chain link fence, deocrated with colored mirror acrylic, sounding a nascent sweetgrass garden planted that I planted the summer before
Acrylic Mirror, Chainlink Fence
15' x 30' x 10'
2018
Chain link fence, deocrated with colored mirror acrylic, sounding a nascent sweetgrass garden planted that I planted the summer before
Acrylic Mirror, Chainlink Fence
15' x 30' x 10'
2018
Lay of the Land, All that Glitters
Acrylic Mirror, Chainlink Fence
2018
Braided, handmade rope made from materials collected at Humboldt Park;
Natural dye, phytoremedior plants, dirt, litter (cigarrillos, flaming cheetos/doritos,candy wrappers) zippers, and shoes strings.
5.8'
2018
MECA ICA Portland, ME Curated by Scott Weiner Essay by Mary Mattingly
Braided, handmade rope made from materials collected at Humboldt Park. Natural dye, phytoremedior plants, dirt, litter (cigarrillos, flaming cheetos/doritos,candy wrappers) zippers, and shoes.
5.8'
2018

You will Never Know How You Look Through Other People’s Eyes
MECA, INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Portland, ME
Curated by Scott Weiner
Essay by Mary Mattingly

You Never Know How You Look Through Other People’s Eyes
On view from March 8 - April 21, 2018

Curated by Scott Patrick Wiener, Artists include Sonia Almeida, Paul S. Briggs, Caleb Charland, Ricardo DeLima, Sean Downey, Sean Fader, N. Sean Glover, Jaclyn Jacunski, AJ Liberto, Lilly McElroy, Eric Petitti, and Scott Patrick Wiener.

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