Don’t Miss the Incredible “Parallax Gap” Exhibit at Renwick Gallery
Parallax Gap is a relatively new exhibition on display now through February of next year in the Grand Salon at Renwick Gallery on Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street Northwest. Something of a visual puzzle, it is an immersive experience that blends architecture and art in a completely unique way.
This installation is an exercise in visual illusions that change based on one’s vantage point. Nine different drawings of iconic American ceilings are suspended from above and layered in a way that allows visitors to explore parallax, which is the way perceived distance and depth changes based on perspective. It is a whimsical and astonishing structure brought to fruition by the folks at architectural design practice FreelandBuck. Stop by on Friday, August 25 at 12 p.m. for a discussion of Parallax Gap with curators Helen B. Bechtel and Abraham Thomas, which is free to attend. Admission to the Renwick Gallery is also free.