Lighting up Pelham

Pelham Art Center’s public-art program “In the Courtyard” will continue with “Wonderwall (Fluorescent Fuchsia Labyrinth),” a monumental sculpture by New York City-based artist Andréa Stanislav beginning June 14.

“Wonderwall” will be on view in the center’s 2,300-square-foot open courtyard through Sept. 18, with an opening reception from 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 11.

The work is an experiential and interactive sonic installation that is said to respond to the courtyard’s architecture, exterior light and the visitors to the space. It’s made from cast concrete reinforced with steel rebar, steel tube and recycled transparent fluorescent vinyl.

Participants, advance materials explain, “will experience a minimalist transparent construction that references a labyrinth form and is activated by its glowing florescent fuchsia color and light. The cement and florescent vinyl work off each other towards a material duality. Motion sensors are hidden in the trees, and when triggered by visitors, play an original atmospheric remixed audio work from hidden audio speakers, which deconstruct the Oasis song ‘Wonderwall.’ The installation aims to strike a balance and synergy between a physical form, light, color and sound for the visitor/participant.”

Sounds pretty interesting, don’t you agree?

Admission is free and open to the public. The art center is at 155 Fifth Ave.

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– Mary Shustack

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