Shaikha Al Mazrou's work To Create Meaning In Perception, 2020 will be presented in the online fair Intersect Chicago from Nov. 6- 12 2020. The work will be part of the curated section 'The Desire for Transparency: Contemporary Artists Working with Glass,' organized by critic and curator Paul Laster and independent curator and art advisor Renée Riccardo. Presenting colorful glass works from the past five years, the fair offers a curated selection of innovative contemporary artists—Ai Weiwei, Shaikha Al Mazrou, Monica Bonvicini, Amber Cowan, Tony Cragg, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Shahla Friberg, Michael Joo, Misha Kahn, Jim Lambie, Vik Muniz, Kohei Nawa, Hans Op de Beeck, Sung-Won Park, Jaume Plensa, Tristano di Robilant, Laura de Santillana, Judith Schaechter, Thaddeus Wolfe, and Dustin Yellin—who are using glass to address formal and aesthetic concerns that transcend the traditional uses of the medium.
To Create Meaning In Perception questions and investigates the structure of our reality and reflects on the perception of time, both literally and metaphorically. The viewer is confronted with visual, instable, spatial and temporal conditions. Five panels of glass, each capturing a shade of blue that refects and refracts to create a constant change and set things into motion. It captures the body’s perception of the world and itself in it. By employing mirrored and reflective surfaces, the work encourages viewers to become conscious of their own act of looking and to recognize how restricted perspectives enforce meaning outward.