Vicky Palermo invites the viewer to dive into pools of color and light. Her current work incorporates the effect of light through colored translucency in multiple forms at various scales.
Combining materials of colored transparency with various media, Palermo makes architectonic compositions that imply studied determination one moment and happy coincidence the next. Free-standing constructions depend on the viewer’s participation to complete the work—walking around the object leads to an elastic perception about its form and composition.
Her recent wall series—Tsugas—relates to the view outside a summer studio where water, seen beyond a stand of hemlock trees, reflects a myriad of colors from the surrounding landscape.