As part of Sheldon's ongoing 50th anniversary celebrations Irish artist Eamon O’Kane will construct a scale model of the Philip Johnson Glass House in the Great Hall.
The Glass House
July 12 - September 30 2013
As part of Sheldon's ongoing 50th anniversary celebrations Irish artist Eamon O’Kane will construct a scale model of the Philip Johnson Glass House in the Great Hall. O’Kane’s simple wood structure will allow visitors to walk into and around it as it will be open on all sides. Within it a plasma screen will show an animation of Glass House set in nature. The structure’s unveiling will coincide with the exhibition “Look for Beauty” that examines Johnson’s three museum structures: Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, and Sheldon Museum of Art. O´Kane will also screen a new site-specific video work of a virtual walk trough of the Sheldon with an imaginary exhibition of works inspired by the architecture of Philip Johnson. In this virtual exhibition O´Kane will install a series of existing paintings based on buildings designed by Philip Johnson, including Glass House.
Exhibition support provided by BVH Architects and Historic Resources Group. Additional support provided by the Ethel S. Abbott Charitable Foundation Exhibition and Programs Fund, the Sheldon Art Association, the Nebraska Arts Council, and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.
Artist Lecture and Opening Reception
Friday, July 12
Sheldon Museum of Art
P.O. Box 880300
Lincoln, NE 68588-0300
Glass House Model with video, 2013
Painted wood, DVD, monitor, plinth
This installation is a scale model of architect Philip
Johnson’s Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut. Inside
a video on continuous loop merges and layers reflections in
Sheldon’s Great Hall with a painting animation of the Glass
House surrounded by nature. The environment slowly
evolves in color and light throughout the seasons. More of
Eamon O’Kane’s videos can be viewed in the 2 nd floor Focus
Gallery, just off the elevator.