Faculty member Pablo Garcia transforms the white walls of Pittsburgh’s Mattress Factory Art Museum into a “mind-bending” optical illusion.
Faculty member Pablo Garcia transforms the white walls of Pittsburgh’s Mattress Factory Art Museum into a “mind-bending” optical illusion.
January 4

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Windows by Contemporary Practices faculty member Pablo Garcia received a rave review from Fast Company magazine’s Co.Design on December 10.  Garcia’s work is featured in the current iteration of Gestures, a reoccurring group exhibition at Pittsburgh’s Mattress Factory Art Museum that invites artists to create site-specific “interventions” inspired by the museum’s unique architecture. Contributor Jordan Kushins states Garcia “found his spatial muse in a room where stark white paint covered every surface, including the ornate, Victorian-era molding,” which “offered him the opportunity to use a centuries-old technique to create his nice bit of visual trickery.”  The finished result, she says, is a “total mind-bender.” According to Garcia, the work is depicts “a fake image and a real object exchanging attributes, perhaps meeting somewhere in between the actual and the virtual.”