Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
BMoCA at Macky Auditorium Concert Hall; 17th Street and University Avenue on the CU Boulder campus
Ghost Lights features a new series of painted wood panels by Colorado-based artist Mark Bueno. The works explore ‘ghost lights,’ luminescent balls of light often seen floating in nature before quickly retreating. Sightings of these mysterious, orb-like natural phenomena have occurred all over the world and throughout time have been attributed to the supernatural. In folklore, these beams of energy are represented as spirits, ghosts, or angels, said to contain souls released from the body after life. Bueno has a long-standing interest in traditions of storytelling, especially related to superstitions. He is fascinated by the power of paranormal presence to continually elicit curiosity in other realms of existence and creates work that embodies and engages this curious energy.
Using spray paint, masking tape, and stencil techniques on custom circle wood panels, Bueno creates layers of colors, lines, and radial symmetry in hypnotic, abstracted patterns that pull us inward.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.