Solar Windows • 2014
2 Way Brewing Company • 18 West Main Street
“My newest works are Solar Windows where I use recycled antique house windows where all 50 glass panes are covered with 50 photo transparencies. The windows are constructed to resemble a large vertical hollow cube. The interior space is filled with about two dozen small solar lights which illuminate the sculpture every night. The imagery is a cacophony of various eclectic images culled from two decades of inventory of my photo works.
The purpose of my work is to expand the parameters of photography with innovation and inter-disciplinary use of materials, low-tech pedestrian technology and perplexing configurations of objects which evoke thought, reflection, intrigue and subtle humor.”
Franc Palaia is a New York/New Jersey based artist working in multiple mediums including photography, murals, sculpture and books. He is also a curator, educator, writer, signmaker, graphic artist, gallerist, musician, film and TV producer and host. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including grants, fellowships and commissions and has an extensive exhibition record.