Monday, July 5, 2010

Lightboxes Rock and Roll Art Show July 8th

Elliott McPherson's Lightbox artworks will be on display Thursday, July 8th at the Mellow Mushroom upstairs bar in Tuscaloosa. There is a $5 admission that goes to a fund for gulf coast families impacted by the oil spill. There will be drink specials and guest DJ's will be spinning their favorite vinyl LPs and 45s from 9:00-11:30 PM.

Elliott has applied the term “Lightbox” to his work because, as he explains, “You can manipulate each box in a unique way depending on the direction and intensity of the light that shines on these boxes." The lightboxes incorporate old objects that Elliott finds, things a lot of people would see as trash, into constructions that shift and change depending on the direction and intensity of the light hitting them. He says about the objects he uses, "Folks don’t realize that when they use something, they put a part of themselves into that thing. Sometime I look at old objects and I start wondering about its back story. In a way, the wear on these objects reflect something about the user’s personality."

Elliott is also front man for the Alabama rock and roll band, The Dexateens, and he and his wife run a kitchen and bath cabinetry business together. For more information on Elliott's Lightboxes, visit his website here.

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