FLUID PATTERNS, an exhibit by Larry Akers
Dougherty Arts Center | February 2 — March 17, 2019
It’s worth having a look at Larry Akers very interactive kinetic sculptures on display at the Dougherty until March 17. At first glance when you enter the gallery, the sculptures look like rather ordinary constructions, often of found objects, corrugated paper, steel, hardware you might have seen elsewhere.
But if you step close to the piece — and particularly if you attempt to photograph it — you will see magic: changing patterns, glowing light, color formations that seem to move and dance through space, ethereal figures that look smokey and phantasmagorical.
Some of the effects are jewel-like:
And some have the effect of a good abstract painting:
There are thirty-eight pieces in the show and many will entrance you.
You might want to go to the artist reception from 7-9pm on February 13, or to the artist talk at 7pm on February 27, to hear about Larry’s journey, his fascination with moire and how he came to construct the intricate and magical work in this show.