Maren Hassinger (US)
An illuminated forest canopy generates a pink veil of light, neutralizing skin color and uniting the audience
OPUS 2018 PROJECT
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Maren Hassinger’s new commission for OPUS, Pink Light, is part of her ongoing investigation of the color pink. The installation consists of an illuminated canopy suspended between trees at the gateway into the woods. As the viewer walks beneath, the installation basks them in a pink light field, and under its equalizing veil, skin color is neutralized into one color. The project elaborates on Hassinger’s belief in the importance of shared experiences as a way of manifesting harmony and equality. Hassinger is a world-recognized artist who directed the Rinehart School of Sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art for twenty years. She has had solo shows at places like the Baltimore Museum of Art, Susan Inglett Gallery, and the Studio Museum in Harlem.