Frederick Eversley, Untitled, 1974, polyester resin/cast, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1983.82
African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond, 2012
Frederick Eversley's pieces evoke mirrors or large optical lenses. He uses a process that involves spinning liquid plastic around a vertical axis until the centrifugal forces create a concave surface. Many of Eversley's sculptures incorporate parabolic curves. These curves are found in a range of natural and man-made forms including suspension bridges, wind-blown sand dunes, and microwave reflectors, and Eversley is fascinated by their ability to concentrate and reflect energy into a single point.
Luce Object Quote"[The sculptures] act as . . . parabolic mirrors or reflectors which capture and focus . . . light energy onto an imaginary plane or point which appears to be suspended in space." Artist's statement, 1978
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19 5/8 diam. x 6 1/2 in. (49.7 diam. x 16.6 cm.)
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