Rūta Palionytė & Ieva Baranauskaitė: Daydreamer

Rūta Palionytė and Ieva Baranauskaitė’s single-work exhibition “Daydreamer” at gallery “apiece”

The gallery apiece, dedicated to exhibiting a single work of contemporary visual art and/or conceptual design at a time, presents the light object “Daydreamer” by light artist Rūta Palionytė and architect Ieva Baranauskaitė.

“Daydreamer” is a hybrid object of light art and design, visually expressing the physical properties of light and colour. Specially adapted for the “apiece” gallery, it functions as an artificial bridge between indoor and outdoor spaces, providing an opportunity to observe the movement of light: during the day – with changing natural light, and in the evening – with the help of artificial lighting.

The object consists of two biomorphic elements made of dichroic glass and quartz sand, closely related materials that represent time. Quartz sand formed over 50 million years ago due to changing weather conditions and erosion of rocks. It is the basis for the manufacture of glass, with its purpose having been gradually gaining relevance since the Roman times and given even more potential in the new age of technology. Modern dichroic glass is the result of NASA’s research in different materials and is now used in the aerospace industry as well as other fields.

Dichroic glass has special optical properties: it reflects some of the constituent colours of light and is permeable to others. It reveals a fact that we all know but cannot see: white light contains many colours. Thus, a seemingly transparent detail of the work – an element of curved glass – tints the surrounding surfaces with different colours and becomes a brush to create a painting of light.

Inspired by biomorphic shapes, “Daydreamer” pushes the boundaries of our perception of colours and shapes. For the piece, the architectural qualities of the showcase gallery become a playground, and for the viewer, an opportunity to experience the environment in a new way.

Rūta Palionytė is a Copenhagen-based light installation artist and lighting designer with a Master’s degree from the Edinburgh (Scotland). For her, the phenomenon of light and its influence on visual perception, architecture, design objects or natural landscape is one of the main creative sources. Palionytė also collaborates with artists in various fields and has implemented many international projects.

Ieva Baranauskaitė is an architect with a Master’s degree from the Royal Danish Academy of Arts, Copenhagen, and a BA obtained at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University. She has gained her professional experience working in renowned architectural offices in Japan (Kengo Kuma and Associates), Denmark (KHR Architecture) and Lithuania (Arches). Currently Baranauskaitė is developing her individual practice and working on various architecture and design projects in Lithuania and Scandinavian countries.

Curators of the exhibition: Milena Černiakaitė and Aušra Trakšelytė

Graphic Design: Marek Voida

The exhibition is partly funded by the LATGA Creative Activities Fund and Vilnius City Municipality.

The exhibition is sponsored by NOHRCON ApS

The exhibition will be open 27 03 2022 to 05 05 2022

The exhibition can be viewed 24/7

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