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In Passing by Chris Fraser Focuses on Unnoticed Beauty

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: chrisfraserstudio and dvice
In Passing by Chris Fraser is the latest light show art installation from the Oakland, California-based artist. Relying heavily on the interactivity of gallery guests, holes and small gaps have been made in the walls that are meant to be played with. Essentially, these gaps let light trickle into adjoining rooms and when visitors place their hands over them, mesmerizing light formations are created.

Currently on display at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center in Portland, Oregon, In Passing by Chris Fraser will be on view until the beginning of March. Fraser reveals, "I spend a lot of time crafting specific situations, framing light in such a way that it reveals a portion of the complex order within the ambient environment.[...] Echoes of this same order can be found in your home, entering your windows, skirting around furniture, slipping through a crack in the door. I want to call attention to a type of beauty that usually goes unnoticed."