The art exhibition “Light Play,” created by Rebecca Seeman, will be the first art exhibition displayed at Peeler Art Center this school year. The exhibit uses light and common household objects to create geometric light patterns.
“I’m interested in investigating the perforated patterning to introduce light and shadow as active elements in the artwork,” said Seeman. Her specific use of light is inspired by her interest in the night sky, which she only recently began to appreciate after having been nearsighted. “Light Play” utilizes piercing points of light, which is what people see when they look up at the sky.
While Seeman uses mainly repurposed items found in secondhand stores to create her work, including pots and pans, she also uses the negative space between the objects. “I’m working with small-scale sculptural objects and temporal arrangements of related forms on the wall multiply and expand the physicality of otherwise small artifacts,” said Seeman. This technique is designed to allow each piece to compliment the other, and create a cohesive exhibition.
Pieces like “Blood Moon,” are designed by Seeman to challenge depth perception, while “Southern Hemisphere,” utilizes floor and wall space to highlight global location.
The exhibition is housed in the Visual Arts gallery, though its lack of physical size leaves the space relatively empty. “This show is more subtle and quiet, and the use of negative space—there’s a lot of white space on the wall—has a sort of minimalist feel to it,” said Peeler’s Curator and Director, Craig Hadley.
The exhibit will be on display from Aug. 24 to Sept. 28.