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OBLIQUE ANGLE

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© Courtesy of the artist & Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
OBLIQUE ANGLE

4454 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
April 10th, 2013 - April 28th, 2013
Opening: April 10th, 2013 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.mocadetroit.org
COUNTRY:  
United States
EMAIL:  
info@mocadetroit.org
PHONE:  
(313) 832-6622
OPEN HOURS:  
Museum Hours Wed, Sat-Sun 11-5; Thu-Fri 11-8; Mobile Homestead Hours Fri-Sun 11-5

DESCRIPTION

McGill learned to paint as an apprentice in a collision shop in Detroit; these skills have evolved into a series of sculpture that applies the media of industry to the mantras of modernity. This particular series of work derives its shape from the schemata of a toy model of an American space station with a 1:72 scale ratio. Each sculptural element in Oblique Angle represents a different view of the model as the object rotates in space. Interference paints, which create color-shifting illusions triggered by movement and light, are activated by the “oblique angle” of viewer to object, suggesting a shifting of our perceptual reality.