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No Chance to Move Backwards and See

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© Courtesy of the artist & Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
No Chance to Move Backwards and See

20 West South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
November 2nd, 2012 - February 23rd, 2013
Opening: November 2nd, 2012 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.utahmoca.org
COUNTRY:  
United States
PHONE:  
801.328.4201
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue - Thu & Sat 11am to 6pm, Fri 11am to 9pm
TAGS:  
installation, sculpture

DESCRIPTION

Megan Geckler creates site-specific installations using construction flagging tape, mathematical calculations, and color theory. Geckler’s installation at UMOCA, No chance to move backwards and see, transforms the gallery space, inviting the viewer to take an exploratory journey through chromatic examples of architecture, design, sculpture, and painting.

Drawing from geometric illusionism and principles of design, No chance to move backwards and see presents woven wall murals, a custom sculptural extension of architectural elements, several modular sculptural works, and nine tape ‘paintings’ that offer a Joseph Albers-esque color study of the colors of the installation.

Geckler’s installation utilizes walls and spaces to create optically dazzling, geometric forms and patterns in blue, orange, green, and yellow. Carefully designed to continue and echo the dynamic forms of her successive flagging tape configurations, the sightlines from each entrance to the gallery yield a different experience of the layered colors and patterns therein.