The Lady with Beige Birkin Bag by Mark Khaisman
The artistic power of light is explored in the exhibit “Lit,” running through July 31 at the Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square in Delray Beach (561-243-7922). More than a dozen international artists display contemporary works in various mediums, all illuminated by a unique light source. Ukraine-born Mark Khaisman created The Lady with Beige Birkin Bag (right) in 2013 using his preferred everyday material: packing tape. The tape is layered across an acrylic panel illuminated by a translucent resin light box, which helps create different shades of color. A 2014 work by Chris Bracey, the late London artist known as “The Neon Man,” is also on display. The Artificial Fascinates Me (below) consists of neon letters Bracey scavenged and mounted on recycled corrugated iron to reveal a personal statement through the medium that earned him his reputable name.
- On April 28, the Cornell Art Museum will host an opening celebration from 7-9 p.m.
- On May 6, June 4, and July 1, visit Old School Square on Delray Beach’s First Friday Art Walk for a look at this glowing exhibition.
- Participating artists include Troy Abbot, Chris Bracey, Dominic Harris, Frank Hyder, Patrick Jacobs, Mark Khaisman, Claudia Meyer, Jason Myers, Meryl Pataky, Valentin Popov, Carol Prusa, Rubem Robierb, Erica Rosenfeld, Olivia Steele, Alex Trimino and Sam Tufnell.
- The Cornell Art Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; admission is a suggested $5 donation. For more information, visit oldschoolsquare.org.
The Artificial Fascinates Me by Chris Bracey