As the Surrealists once did so many years ago (adorning store front displays with art and interventions to address (and shock a pedestrian public), it seems worth considering how this art installation interacts with a similar commercial built space. Not sure what to expect from a press release (how could one (ever) entirely?), upon arrival I was disappointed to find a very difficult and inaccessible installation due mostly to lighting conditions with the obvious challenges associated with glass (glare, reflection, filtration et al). From the content of the work, the context, and the installation shots on the website, the work seems less about anything that I just said regarding glass and art history; it's just where my head took me first.
The immediate lighting concern aside, it was interesting to think about positioning, point of view, such challenges and how a two-dimensional work would foster and reflect such notions by its lines and angles. In fact, a bullet hole in the glass that mirrored the radiating symmetry of the painting detail below could have been a nice touch... Or perhaps too transgressive or obvious...?
Once I was able to reconcile the virtual and the real image in this installation, I was somehow able to make peace with the initial difficulties with the glass as certain perspectives aligned.
PS: Apparently, the way to see the work is at night, though no invitation nor indication is made save the gallery website's documentation offerings. See below.
The preceding four photographs appear courtesy of the Richard Telles Fine Art website.
Overall, I think the installation was more excited about a display idea though it also seemed to want more than that with such a shifting context.