Elisabeth Meyer: Black Night/White Night

Elisabeth Meyer’s installation consists of a drawing embroidered onto organza fabric hanging from the ceiling and covering the windows. The fabric’s patterning evokes a net, coordinates and a limitless plane. The transparent quality of the organza allows the viewer access to layered space through the piece. The work addresses the issue of geographical displacement. Meyer, who is based in Ithaca, developed the concept for this exhibition while at a residency in the Baer Art Center in Iceland, traveled to India to oversee the production of the embroidery and created the work on site in Syracuse.

The project was supported in part by the Cornell Council for the Arts and runs through February 18, 2012.