Through a specific, yet eclectic use of materials and techniques — spanning ancient meteorites and vintage boom boxes, to papier-mache and auto body finishes — his work roams in the margins of theater, folklore, science, architecture, mysticism and sculpture-making itself. For McKean, the "gaps between these coordinates become poetically charged spaces, momentarily bonding disparate objects in crystalline unison. The results of this process form a psychic bridge allowing entrance to a world flickering across meaning, complexity, representation, and materiality."
The Rainbow is a work of significant logistical complexity that realizes a silent, delicate and temporary visual experience. The work provides a direct and momentous experience of art, science, ecology and wonder.
A series of weekly tours and dialogues about the project will be free and open to the public. Additionally the concepts of the work will be explored in a series of focused panel discussions and events planned in conjunction with the project.
The Bemis Center will publish an exhibition and project catalogue, including essays that further illuminate these ideas.
The Rainbow: Certain Principles of Light and Shapes Between Forms is curated by Hesse McGraw, Bemis Center chief curator.
Via: www.therainbow.org & Designboom