Tysons Corner Center now pairs sophisticated shopping with a local artistic experience. The shopping center has partnered with nonprofit ArtsFairfax to showcase local artists and arts organizations in Fairfax County throughout the year.
Head there now to check out the latest dynamic installation titled Static Dynamism by local metal artist, sculptor, and engineer JP Muller. The exhibit, comprised of five metalwork sculptures that change depending on the viewer’s vantage point and ambient environmental conditions, is located on the upper level in the Bloomingdale’s wing.
Static Dynamism will open Friday, April 21 and be on display through May 31.
About the Exhibition
There are five sculptures on display as a part of the exhibit: M. Moire, Meditation Pin Toy, Working Man’s Coffee Table, Fantasma Photonico, and Eucludian Interlude. The sculptures are static, but engagement by participants animates them and gives them life.
- Mr. Moire’ (Monsuier Moire – Mon Onkle Hienz)
A 5′ wide x 10′ tall homage to the effect (Moire’), An interference pattern created by juxtaposing two patterns against one another. Surface Texture is called swordplay, as the motions were Thrust, Parry, Slash, and stab.
- Pin Toy Meditation Wall
As its name suggests, this is a giant toy with which you create your own art. The use is self explanatory as any child would tell you, and as many have already.
- Working Mans Coffee Table
Another fun piece built from tools used and parts made from those tools. I pay homage to all those who make things for a living and the tools they use to produce the fruit of their labors.
- Fantasma Photonico
Spanish for Ghost of the Light – The various layers of the dichroic show and then hide the layers within it, creating an illusion of what should not be possible, i.e. things that both exist and don’t.
- Euclidian Interlude
Named after Euclid – considered the father of geometry. In Euclidian geometry, no two solid objects can occupy the same space simultaneously; these planes intersect each other in ways that should not be possible overlaid with a hand ground pattern that moves with the intersecting light and painted with transparent coloration as another layer of irony.