Hmmm. But McElheny's scholarly preoccupations are tempered by the beauty of his works, as you'll see at the White Cube. The artist was apprenticed to master glassblowers, and the results are clear to see. Aluminium chandeliers hang from the ceiling, bursting with rods and lightbulbs. They are at once threatening and eternal; entirely satisfied with their weight.
Elsewhere, we have McElheny's latest work: reliefs constructed out of painted metal and glass mirror with illuminated interior chambers. Inside these chambers, infinitely repeating images of crystalline, abstract reflective shapes recede into the distance. We were mesmerised.
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