Monday, 29 March 2010

Mia Pearlman and Her Paper Sculptures

Based in Brookyln, New York, Mia Pearlman received her BFA from Cornell University in 1996. She has exhibited internationally in numerous galleries, non-profit spaces and museums. Her recent on-going (7 October 2009- 4 April 2010) installation in the Musuem of Arts and Design, New York titled, SLASH: PAPER UNDER THE KNIFE exhibit her paper work INRUSH,
'which utilizes the natural light entering through the window cut on the west side of the building to blur distinction between interior and exterior space.'

Voluta is a limited edition laser cut sculpture made of translucent high impact polystyrene. Fun and easy to construct, it offers art lovers of all ages the opportunity to create and own a complex, luminous “paper” sculpture. In minutes you can transform a two dimensional piece of paper into a swirling three dimensional vortex. VOLUTA is meant to hang in a window or near a light source, but can also sit on a pedestal or horizontal surface. Several feet of monofilament is included for hanging. Each VOLUTA is invidually signed and numbered by the artist.
One of Flavorwire's 100 gifts for 100 Cultural Icon, Voluta is price at $195 and u can order it through Mia Pearlman's site.

Mia Pearlman is both a recipient of a 2008 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and a 2009 Established Artist Fellowship from UrbanGlass.
Artist's Statement
I make site-specific cut paper installations, ephemeral drawings in both two and three dimensions that blur the line between actual, illusionistic and imagined space. Extremely sculptural and often glowing with natural or artificial light, these imaginary weather systems appear frozen in an ambiguous moment, bursting through or hovering within a room.  Existing only for the length of an exhibition, this weightless world totters on the brink of being and not being, continually in flux. It is my mediation on creation, destruction, and the transient nature of reality.

INRUSH utilizes the natural light entering through the window cut on the west side of the building to blur distinctions between interior and exterior space.


INFLUX draws people into Roebling Hall from the street, transforming the gallery into a swirling wind tunnel.

CALIGO, 2009.

UMBRA, 2009.

Do check out Mia Pearlman's site to understand the making of her works!

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우리 LADIES said...

Such a stunning art pieces! I am so impress :)

Mia Pearlman said...

Thanks so much for posting about my work!

L said...

U are welcome. I love your work so much! Congratulation on the exhibition too!