"Both Sides of the Light" is a collaborative installation between Allison Paschke and Charlie Cannon. Both artists use light as their medium. Paschke's work captures light in translucent materials of porcelain and epoxy resin. Her geometric forms contain the light while giving back distorted reflections. The structures give light a more tangible form. While Paschke's work is about embodying light Cannon's work is about transmitting it. Walls and fabric are used as filters for light to pass.
Their installation at the Wheeler Gallery focuses on windows. The show explores how filtering light through translucent material can alter one's perception of space. The show includes wall-mounted reliefs, drawings, freestanding sculptural pieces, and two L-shape walls with apertures carved in them. The scale ranges from architectural to miniature and incorporates a variety of translucent materials.
Allison Paschke received a BFA in studio art from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1983. In 1996 she completed a BFA in ceramics at the Kansas City Art Institute and in 1999 she received her MFA in Ceramics at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Charlie Cannon received a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in anthropology from Wesleyan University in 1989. He received a Masters of Architecture degree in 1997 at Harvard University Graduate School of Design and is currently on the faculty of the Rhode Island School of Design. Both artists have exhibited across the United States.
For more information on Allison Paschke visit http://allisonpaschke.com