Work > Shadow, Light and Projection

The connected projects Geist, Lighthouse and Transmissions began in 2015 in the studio and were refined during a summer residency in 2016 at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. These works are the intersection of my drawing and installation practice- a form of expanded drawing. I started with 3D printed house forms resting on piles of rock salt within bell jars, rotating slowly on turntables. More recently, I constructed models of paper and wood reminiscent of the light industrial architecture I see out of my studio window- cell phone towers, electric lines, radio towers. My partially blighted/light industrial neighborhood was the visual inspiration for this piece, but like all my works, there is the element of illusion, stagecraft and fantasy as well. Geist began experimentally in 2014, utilizing found objects, shadow play, video projection and mapped video. I created this installation to address the idea of systems, cycles and the change of light within the season. By creating a small cityscape “set” and a projected video of flocking birds, I tried to capture the way memory affects the construction of both our psychic and physical environments. The looping video of a starling murmuration projects onto the cityscape and is a marker of autumn moving into winter, of overcast days and particularly of crepuscular hours- dimming late afternoons and evenings and murky dawns. Work shown here is from the Lightgeist exhibition at the Rhinegeist Brewery in Cincinnati, OH, the InLight Richmond exhibition at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (this piece won Best in Show), Governors Island Art Fair in NYC and for the exhibition, Microcinema, at The Carnegie in Covington, KY.

installation art with shadows, paper cutting and sound by Alice Pixley Young
Roofing paper, wooden models,glass domes,rotating bases,acrylic,LED rope,sound,shadows
2020
moving shadow installation art with papercutting and sound by Alice Pixley Young
Roofing paper, wooden models,glass domes,rotating bases,acrylic,LED rope,sound,shadows
2020
two channel video projection of mountainous landscape,art installation by Alice Pixley Young
2 channel video projection
8' x 12'
2019
video projection, video symmetrical water cooler, cast glass mirror, paper cut forest
Video, kiln cast glass, hand cut roofing paper
10' x 12' x 15'
2019
new media art installation with papercutting, cast glass, climate crisis by Alice Pixley Young
Video, kiln cast glass, hand cut roofing paper
2019
Projection art, shadow art, light art, paper cut art, power lines, radio towers, instalation art, contemporary art
Mixed Media
10' x 10' x 20'
2019
WIP
Mixed media
Dimensions vary
2018
WIP
Mixed media
2018
WIP
Mixed media
2018
bell jars, video, new media instalation, time based installation, shadows, kinetic
Mixed Media, Video, Kinetic elements
2016
bell jars, video, new media instalation, time based installation, shadows, kinetic
Mixed Media, Video, Kinetic elements
2016
bell jars, video, new media instalation, time based installation, shadows, kinetic
Mixed Media, Video, Kinetic elements
2016
bell jars, video, new media instalation, time based installation, shadows, kinetic
Mixed Media, Video, Kinetic elements
2016
bell jars, video, new media instalation, time based installation, shadows, kinetic
Mixed Media, Video, Kinetic elements
2016
Lighthouse
Video of Multi-Media Installation
2016
radio tower, cell tower, wood models, cast shadows
wood, paper, glass, shadows, kinetic bases
2016
radio tower, cell tower, wood models, cast shadows
wood, paper, glass, shadows
2016
Geist
Found Objects, Video, Video Mapping
2016