These wall pieces are part of an ongoing Projections series. Made from wood, thread, and colored acrylic panels, the sculptures suggest multiple concepts around ‘projection’ — that of physical protrusion as well as projected light and shadow. In sunlight, the shadows shift and colors mix over the course of the day, marking time. In artificial light, the shadows' shapes and colors project to mark the space.
Michael Bartalos is a San Francisco-based artist working in print, video, and sculpture. He is a grantee of the National Science Foundation's Antarctic Artists and Writers Program and has held fellowships at the Headlands Center for the Arts and SOMA Summer in Mexico City. Bartalos attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Pratt Institute (BFA), Stanford University (MFA), and teaches in the MFA Design Program at CCA.