April 30, 2009

Italian artist Maria Grazia Rosin at the Carnegie Museum of Art

Forum 62: Maria Grazia Rosin
Through June 28
Forum Gallery

For Forum 62, Italian artist Maria Grazia Rosin has created “a seductive sensory machine”—an immersive installation of 20 illuminated glass chandeliers suspended within a total environment including sound and video components. The chandeliers, inspired by the forms of marine and microscopic creatures, allow Rosin to explore her multifaceted interest in science, from biology to physics. The exhibition is one of a series of Rosin’s installations titled Gelatine Lux (literally, “gelatinous light”), in which the artist creates ambiguous worlds, part cosmic, part aquatic, that envelop and disorient the viewer and raise questions about the beginning of creation.

Major support for Forum 62: Maria Grazia Rosin is provided by The Fellows and The Associates of Carnegie Museum of Art. General support for the museum’s exhibition program is provided by The Heinz Endowments, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and Allegheny Regional Asset District.


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