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Leds, reflective sheeting, plexi, beads
Dimensions: 105cm (H) x 105cm (W) x 5cm (D) / 41.3" (H) x 41.3" (W) x 2" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
The series consisting of wall-mounted works that layer different combinations of reflective sheeting and light. My use of these materials results in what are essentially different artworks. In brightly-lit surroundings that wash out ambient light they are vibrant geometric designs made with primary and secondary colors. In darker environments they shimmer and glow, as their use of the contemporary technology of LEDs and prismatic reflective materials evokes the other-worldly sensations of ancient Byzantine mosaics.
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Hometown: Providence, Rhode Island
Based in: New York City
Carol Salmanson is an artist working with light and reflective materials to create installations, sculptures, and wall pieces. She received a B.S. in Biological Psychology from Carnegie-Mellon University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. She attended the Arts Students League, the School of Visual Arts as a Public Art Resident, and the National Academy of Fine Arts as an Abbey Mural Workshop Fellow.
Public art projects include Water Bubbles, an installation in twenty windows of the abandoned landmark Constructivist White Tower in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Other window installations include Crown Colony in midtown Manhattan, Station Independent Projects, Time Equities’ Art-in-Buildings program, OK Harris Works of Art, 254 Park Avenue South, and Mixed Greens Gallery, all in New York. Her outdoor sculptures include Tri-Quadular Cone in Summit, NJ, and Lot’s Ex-Wife in Brooklyn.
Solo and two-person exhibition venues include SL Gallery (NY), Slag Contemporary (Brooklyn), Station Independent Projects (NY), Brian Morris Gallery (NY), the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Storefront Bushwick (Brooklyn), and others. Group exhibitions include the four-person show “Mesmerized” at Odetta Gallery (Brooklyn), “Space Invaders,” curated by Karin Bravin at Lehman College (Bronx), "Illuminators" at OK Harris (NY), Dumbo Arts Festival (Brooklyn), and "Resplendency" at the East/West Project (Berlin). Salmanson also curated “The Language of Painting” at Lesley Heller Workspace, and co-curated “Tonal Shift” at Station Independent Projects.
Salmanson’s work has been written about by Graziella Melani Graci in Il Giorno dell’Arte and Il Manifesto (Italy), James Panero in the New Criterion, Sharon Butler in Two Coats of Paint, Edward Rubin in NY Arts Magazine, Jill Conner in the Brooklyn Rail, and Leah Oates in NY Arts Magazine, among others. Her work was featured in the Russian television outlets ETB and GTRK, a James Kalm video (now part of the youtube channel “Rough Cuts”), and a studio visit by Brian Bernhard on CUNY television.
A native of Providence, Rhode Island, Salmanson lives and works in Brooklyn.
Salmanson’s website is www.carolsalmanson.com
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