Illuminated Structures

Exhibit Dates: 
Apr 19, 2014 - Aug 17, 2014
Location: 
Constance S. & Robert J. Hennessy Project Space
Scott Kip’s Illuminated Structures is the fourth and final work in a series of installations built around concepts from T. S. Eliot’s poem on the nature of time, Burnt Norton. Kip, trained as a furniture maker, builds delicate model-scale structures that reference uninhabitable architectural forms such as water towers, billboard supports, gas tanks, and train catenaries. These precise constructions are each lit from directly above to illuminate small, important components such as internal mirrors and labyrinths. By erecting walls to divide the gallery into two narrow, corridor-like spaces, Kip accentuates the sightlines that are the keys to his work. In the installation, visitors will find two models of consciousness, both of which place the present moment as the center point in a symmetrical construction.