DIANE LANDRY  

Mandalas in series Blue Decline
January 18 – March 23, 2013

Diane Landry's kinetic sculptures involve found objects, light and shadow. On view are three works from Mandalas in series Blue Decline. Deriving from the Sanskrit word for "circle", a mandala is an artistic representation of the cosmos, and is used in Eastern religious traditions as a focus for meditation. Using the now-ubiquitous plastic water bottle, Landry's mandalas conjure shadow versions of this spiritual symbol. Each of Landry's mandalas is created from only one kind of bottle, and bears the name of the brand of water it once held, i.e., Mandala Perrier etc. For instance, in Mandala Naya, a laundry basket ringed with water bottles is attached to the wall. A tripod, supporting a light attached to a mechanized arm, stands in front of the basket. As the arm moves forward, the light shines through the holes of the basket and through the water bottles, creating a startlingly beautiful shadow that stretches across the wall moving through a one-minute cycle. Diane Landry resides in Québec City, Canada. She is the first recipient of the Giverny Capital Prize, a distinction awarded to a visual artist from Québec. Her work is internationally exhibited and published including recent exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario; the Wood Street Galleries in Pittsburgh and the Festival Almost Cinema 2011, Vooruit, Ghent, Belgium. She was included in the exhibition "Oh, Canada" at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, Massachusetts. A major retrospective of her work will be on view this summer at the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, North Carolina.

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Mandala Labrador, 2002
Different bottles of water, motors, selected
object , aluminum, wood, halogen lamp, tripod
Unique
Mandala Perrier, 2002
Different bottles of water, motors, selected
object, aluminum, wood, halogen lamp, tripod
Edition of 3

Mandala Naya, 2002
Different bottles of water, motors, selected
object , aluminum, wood, halogen lamp, tripod
Edition of 3
Untitled Untitled Untitled
Mandala Labrador, 2002
Different bottles of water, motors, selected
object , aluminum, wood, halogen lamp, tripod
Unique
Mandala Perrier, 2002
Different bottles of water, motors, selected
object, aluminum, wood, halogen lamp, tripod
Edition of 3
Mandala Naya, 2002
Different bottles of water, motors, selected
object , aluminum, wood, halogen lamp, tripod
Edition of 3