Grand Rapids Art Museum – Heather McGill: Oblique Angle

Inspired by Detroit’s spirit of technological innovation, Heather McGill’s current series of highly patterned wall sculptures and drawings applies the materials of industry to modern art.

One of the dynamic aspects of her work is her use of interference paints, which create color-shifting illusions. The paint’s effect is activated when the viewer moves to view the object at an oblique angle, suggesting a shift in our perceptual reality. Download Exhibition PDF

Heather McGill is Head of the Sculpture Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Made possible by:
Frey Foundation
The Jury Foundation

Media sponsor:
WGVU Public Media

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