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Adria Arch: On Reflection
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

A reflection is something that comes back to you, both as you first encountered it and at the same time different. A sunlit landscape reflected in a stream shows you the scene upside down. A mirror reflects your face but in reverse. When you reflect on a past experience, you remember it thoughtfully, perhaps gaining new insights.

In Adria Arch’s kinetic installation “On Reflection,” softly curved forms suspended from above tumble and swirl around one another. The perception of inside and outside, up and down, front and back constantly shifts as the sculptural components twirl in space. A soundscape adds another sensory input to Arch’s saturated colors, jaunty patterns, and reflective surfaces. As the sculpture gently undulates throughout the gallery, it creates an immersive experience both transporting and evocative, encouraging you to experience it with the unfettered wonder of a child.

— Mara Williams, Chief Curator

[Image: Adria Arch, On Reflection. Lightweight PVC foam, acrylic paint, mirrored vinyl.]