July 19th, 2017190 views
The way that art appears is really a matter of perspective, and Parallax Gap at Renwick Gallery plays on this fact. This art installation was created specifically to occupy the space in the Bettie Rubenstein Grand Salon at the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery, and it showcases the concept of "parallax." Parallax simply refers to the concept that the distance and depth of objects can greatly alter the way you see them.
That concept is made crystal clear as soon as you step beneath Parallax Gap, which hangs overhead. It depicts nine distinct, famous ceilings from American buildings, but you can only see each when you stand at a certain point beneath the masterpiece. Due to careful layering and skewing techniques, you'll discover a different ceiling every time that you take a few steps in any direction. Check out the exhibit before it leaves the museum in February of 2018.