Admission is free and open to the public.
Reception: Thursday, June 21 | 3-4 PM
Artist Statement: John Masello
My recent work is composed of materials such as cellophane, mylar, glazed porcelain, vinyl, and various plastics. Iridescent and reflective surfaces are something I have always been drawn to because of their ability to refract light differently depending on what angle they are viewed at. Watching something change color or shape is a momentary reminder that our perceptions of reality are mutable illusions. By combining various patterns and glossy materials, I have been exploring different iterations of camouflage. I want to know how something can lose its autonomy by assimilating or rejecting its surroundings.
Currently, my process begins with small pieces that come together to form larger compositions. Repetition, modularity, and multiplicity have become apparent in my new sculptures. I consider these aspects to be a study in the way different components homogenize, and to amplify the similarities of separate forms.