Grand Rapids Art Museum | Oblique Angle


Artist Talk
Friday, April 26
Oblique Object: A Conversation with Heather McGill

Heather McGill will lecture on the subjects of fashion, perception and the mass-produced object as it pertains to her recent sculptures and works on paper. Trained as a customizer, McGill uses automotive paints to create seamless surfaces that are activated by the relationship of the viewer to the object, movement and light.

Inspired by Detroit’s spirit of technological innovation, Heather McGill’s current series of highly patterned wall sculptures and drawings applies the materials of industry to modern art.
One of the dynamic aspects of her work is her use of interference paints, which create color-shifting illusions. The paint’s effect is activated when the viewer moves to view the object at an oblique angle, suggesting a shift in our perceptual reality.
Heather McGill is Head of the Sculpture Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art.
For more information, see the GRAM website here.

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