*EXTENDED* Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art Presents Gisela Colón Quantum Shift

By Editorial Team on March 9, 2021
Gisela Colón, Liquid Triangle (Alpha), 2020, Blow-molded acrylic, 20 x 20 x 8 inches.
Opening Reception and Artist Talk: March 18 at 6pm

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A. FREE and open to the public. RSVP in advance at info@tephraica.org for Zoom Room link and password. Sponsored by Reston Community Center.

Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art (Tephra ICA) presents Quantum Shift featuring work by light and space artist Gisela Colón. This is the first solo exhibition of the artist’s work in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region. A virtual opening reception and artist talk will be held on March 18 at 6pm.

Gisela Colón (b. 1966) introduces mutable, transformational qualities in her practice using a unique sculptural language of Organic Minimalism. Colón produces objects that are seamless, featuring little to no edges, lines, or place for the viewer to rest their eye, nodding towards an energy of constant fluctuation and growth. Made from carbon fiber material using advanced aerospace technology, the “Pods,” “Monoliths,” and “Elliptoids,” are light weight yet durable objects, both from this earth and not of this earth, birthed from a symbiosis of high art and high science.

The word “quantum,” relating to energy contained in matter within the universe, paired with the word “shift” referencing a physical change in movement or space, together symbolize a change in consciousness. Colón’s choice of the exhibition title brings vital attention to her belief in the power of interconnectivitity and the idea that the capabilities of the human race lie beyond a specific gender. To complement the conceptual, the viewer will experience the synergistic shift of form, color, movement, and time, as they explore the works in person or virtually. Quantum Shift is emblematic in positing the dawn of a new era, serving as a symbol for hope, and acting as a vehicle for positive transformation and renewal for the future.

Originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, Gisela Colón currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

Quantum Shift is sponsored by Leidos and will include an online viewing room, a video-walkthrough, and a series of public programs – to be announced soon. While Tephra ICA remains closed to the public, limited appointments, including those for press and media, are available. To schedule, please contact Sofia Blom at sblom@tephraica.org. For more information please visit tephraica.org.

This exhibition is generously supported by Leidos.