Lorne Covington and Gerri Spilka Threads of Light at Schweinfurth Art Center

Lorne Covington and Gerri Spilka

Threads of Light

LIGHT WINDOWS at Schweinfurth Art Center
205 Genesee Street, Auburn, NY 13021
9pm -5am, May 16 – July 31, 2020

“My goal first and foremost is bringing beautiful light art to the streets of Auburn, I love the juxtaposition of quilts and technology lighting up the front of the art center. People think of quilts as old, as textiles, as old tech. But to have them paired with computer graphics and animation using light really makes them pop.”

Lorne Covington

Threads of Light, is a collaboration between Skaneateles artist Lorne Covington and contemporary textile artist Gerri Spilka. Covington, who creates interactive artwork and installations as Noirflux, manipulated images of Spilka’s large-scale art quilts by adding movement. The resulting work will be a changing textile of pattern and light.

Spilka, who lives in Philadelphia, was inspired by the opportunity to work with Covington on the project. “I tend to work at a large scale, and I love the immersive experience of working large scale,” said Spilka. “I’m thrilled to have this work accessible to so many people, too. I think the accessibility aspect make it even more appealing to me.”

Lorne Covington https://noirflux.com/