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Light Box Tableaux

 
These light boxes showcase sometimes humorous, sometimes mystifying moments shared in rituals brought to the US, from the mundane to the sublime.  Silhouetted figures let viewers project their own memories and emotions onto the scenes.  Colorful patterns that frame the images are inspired by designs from the cultures referenced within the tableaux. These patterns function as inside-out wallpaper, often providing a clue to what is happening inside.  Illumination brings the artwork to life, making the characters or their surroundings literally glow.  Keyhole effect and inner light combine to create a scintillating, voyeuristic viewing experience. 

See the work as it was installed for Glow Tableaux at Artisphere.
All Souls  Do Not Happy Hour 
All Souls

Do Not Happy Hour

The Wake  Last March 
The Wake

Last March

Heroes and Rebels Brief History of the Tomato
 Heroes and Rebels

Brief History of the Tomato 
Selfie Evolution  Now We Fish For Fun  Jazz Ages 
Selfie Evolution 

Now We Fish For Fun
 
Jazz Ages 

 The Penultimate

 Interruptions in Istanbul

Six Men with a PiƱata

Is Very Beautiful

New Tide

 

How to Embarrass Your Date

Macho Mocha

 

Installed Boxes

 

God's 'Lil' Army

 

Color Fight

 

Nature Day

 

As installed in Class of 1925 Gallery

Fire Jumping

 

The Regular

 

Study Date (Distraction)
 

Mostly Disappointment

 

Watch Your Fingers

 

Love in Aisle 12

 

Do Not Touch

 

Endorsing Velcro

 

Scrutiny

 

Too Small To Divide

 

Can You Open Your Eyes Under Water?

 

The Cheese Stands Alone

 

Get Well

 

Teller Blues

 

Hug Your Grandma

 

No Room for Modesty

 

Our Room

 

Cube Crisis

 

Left or Right Delight


Busy Body

 

 
           
        All images Copyright 2013, Melanie Kehoss