Devra Freelander

    Exhibition: THE SOCRATES ANNUAL, 2017

    Fluorescent Sunrise, 2017

    Epoxy resin, pigment, and steel
    6.75 x 13.5 x .25 feet
    Pairing the semicircular form of a setting sun with the sensation of looking at an LCD screen, Freelander explores the contemporary sublime. The sun’s orange-pink color gradient echoes the sedimentary accumulation of the earth’s geology, conjuring various time frames—the 8-second digital media attention span, the 24-hour daily cycle, and the eons of the earth’s life—and eliciting questions about the sustainability of contemporary living.
    Learn more about Freelander's process in the video below.
    Image: Devra Freelander, model of 'Fluorescent Sunrise' on-site at Socrates Sculpture Park, 2017.
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