If you like the following three things, you will LOVE this artist:
- Highly reflective objects
- Peaceful places within a busy city
- The beauty of math & science
Sonja Thomsen's exhibit Glowing Wavelengths In Between is on exhibit until August 9, 2015. It is a completely free exhibit at the Depaul Art Museum in Chicago. You will enjoy prints, mixed media, and some installation pieces. The museum is easily accessible as it is right next to the Fullerton Brown line stop. Street parking is also available.
Depaul's exhibit description:
"Sonja Thomsen’s photographs and installations create a tangible means to experience the ephemeral qualities of light. Glowing Wavelengths In Between, Thomsen’s latest series, is, in the artist’s words, “a rumination on the very physicality of seeing.” Her work springs from extensive experimentation with optical phenomena and research into philosophical debates regarding the mutability of scientific knowledge. Utilizing an array of materials that refract and reflect light, Thomsen’s artistic practice embraces improvisation and iteration as means to creative discovery. The resulting pieces—vibrant color photographs, immersive photographic murals, faceted metallic sculptures—shift between direct documentation and destabilizing abstraction, and thereby recalibrate our perceptions of the visible world. Viewing Thomsen’s work is far from a passive experience. Through undulations in scale and manipulations of light, her layered works provoke an acute awareness of light, space, and time."
If you won't find yourself in Chicago before the exhibit is over or you want to check out Sonja's work here.