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Georgia Saxelby Gallery Talk

3/28/2024 | 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Join us for a free gallery talk by PGC Artist in Residence Georgia Saxelby at Miller Institute for Contemporary Art.

Georgia Saxelby is an Australian installation artist whose work explores architectural imaginaries within dreams, fiction, and fairytales. Through sculpture, moving images, and performance, Saxelby investigates dreamworlds as interior sites of feminist and queer logics with the power to upturn hierarchies, glitch rational time and space, and conjure expansive modes of seeing and knowing.

In her upcoming MFA thesis exhibition at the Miller Institute of Contemporary Art at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), the artist will present her latest installation, entitled Magic Hour, which she developed as an Artist in Residence at Pittsburgh Glass Center, working in both the kiln shop and hot shop. For this body of work, Saxelby has been researching the role of glass objects in magical fiction, like the crystal ball and magic mirror, that orient their viewer towards non-rational ways of seeing and magical modes of consciousness. Magic Hour is a series of glass sculptures with video projections that together produce liquid, unstable, spellbinding images as light forms. Leveraging glass’s transparency and optical distortions, the sculptures act simultaneously as image, lens and frame, becoming portal-like devices dispersing shimmering refractions and projected images in an immersive installation.

The gallery talk will be held on the 2nd floor of the gallery accessible by stairs or elevator from the front door. Parking is available in the East Campus Garage. 


5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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Miller Institute for Contemporary Art at Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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