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During the past few decades, Leonard Krakovitch King has tinkered with the way we see ourselves. In 1972, the innovative Coconut Grove artist invented a contraption he calls the “Variable Form Image Reflector,” which uses concave mirrors to create fractal abstract forms that appear to move in the direction of the spectator.

Through the provocative pieces created by the Variable Form Image Reflector, King evokes ideas associated with transformation and metamorphosis, forging alluring visual combinations by placing simple objects in front of the mirrors until shapes and space combine. Circumnavigating one of his intriguing works, the viewer sees the abstract imagery shift and glide, inspiring a sensory dance that becomes more and more kinetically animated the longer one interacts with it.

This Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., the master of movement will once again deploy his optic constructions as he pops the cork on his new L. K. King Gallery.
Wed., June 17, 6:30 p.m., 2009


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