Well XVI, 2017
Edition of 5
neon, plexiglas, MDF + hardware
14 x 19 x 3 inches
Price on request
Esther Ruiz breaks with geometric order and embraces the natural world in her vividly hued plexiglas pools that call to mind magical aquatic bodies. With the shift in orientation, when placed on a wall, these neon-rimmed Wells become wormholes or portals to other dimensions of time and place. Their emitted light throws color across the walls of the room, bathing faces, bodies and space. The appearance of light takes on a material presence, thus demanding not only visual engagement but also physical response. Equally inviting as it is enveloping, the neon draws the viewer in to know what is beyond the work’s reflective visage.
Exhibition history // The Echoing Green, October, 2017, Prelude Projects, Brooklyn, New York.