“Shorelines 2” by Taeg Nishimoto at the Vistana

14 Mar

Nishimoto

Less than 30 days after Taeg Nishimoto installed Shorelines (BTseries no.5)  at 315 E. Commerce Street, the vacant storefront space was leased and the artwork was de-installed. We’re happy to announce that the artwork has been reconfigured at the Vistana’s lower level retail space facing Santa Rosa sreet.

Nishimoto’s new installation is titled “Shorelines 2.” Inside the Vistana storefront are several large curtains of folded fabric surfaces made from recycled plastic bottles on which light is projected each night beginning at 7:30 p.m. Industrial fans blow against the fabric from behind, giving the illusion of floating clouds in the night sky.   The vast, raw, unfinished  space poses a drastic contrast to the smaller historic storefront on Commerce where Shorelines was originally installed. This inspired Nishimoto to respond to the work quite differently. Instead of bringing his panels up close to the window glass, he pushed the panels further back into the space and used colorful lighting to cast dynamic shadows across the vast interior as they gently sway. The installation is set on a time to turn on between 7:30 and 10:00pm nightly and will be on view for as little as 30 days or up to 6 months depending on the availability of the property.

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