The Everson Museum of Art is pleased to announce it will present a new exhibition, Shadows – by: Fernando Orellana, from September 20, 2014 – January 11, 2015. The exhibition is inspired by paranormal research, spiritualism, and ghost folklore.
“Orellana’s installation at the Everson will shine a light on the act of believing,” said Sarah Massett, Everson Interim Director. “Orellana’s interactive experiments ask questions about the afterlife, and the world that lies beyond our perceptual limitations.”
In the exhibition, techno-effigies are used in combination with items from recent estate sales, to monitor sudden fluctuations in temperature, infrared, and electromagnetic readings. When two or more fluctuations occur, it indicates the presence of a spirit. Each machine gives the dead an opportunity or proxy to continue interacting in this world and the next.
Fernando Orellana will offer a free gallery walk on October 2 at 6:30 p.m. During the walk, participants will have the chance to learn about his inspiration and processes for this fascinating and curious exhibit, as well as join in discussion.
This exhibition is made possible in part by M&T Bank, The Blanck Family Foundation, Bond Schoeneck & King, Cannon Pools and Spas, Destiny USA, First Niagara, Dietz Designs, The George L. Wladis Companies, Haylor, Fryer and Coon, J.M. McDonald Foundation, Lockheed Martin, The Peddler Foundation, SRC, Inc., Michael and Valerie Clarke, Patricia J. Numann, MD, David and Nancy Ridings, Louise Rosenfield, Jack and Stephanie Rudnick, Tonia M. and Robert B. Salisbury, Dr. Paul E. Phillips and Sharon Sullivan, and Catherine J. Winger.