Recycled metal objects and artworks by Mark Andre Colbert — these are table lamps fabricated from recycled auto exhaust pipe — will be on display at an exhibit called “Pulse,” at the Celeste LeWitt Gallery at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington until Wednesday, March 6.
Colbert describes his work: “These pieces of recycled illumination never shut down, they never stop. Some, in a frenzy, some relaxed, the rest do nothing without you there to make it happen. We all have our reasons for a medical center visit. Enjoy the light around you. Enjoy your pulse.”
Colbert bends and welds rusted steel sheets, automobile exhaust piping and steel plating into artworks, some of which are activated by sound or motion.
The gallery is in the first floor lobby and the second floor mezzanine at the hospital, which is at 263 Farmington Ave. in Farmington.
An opening reception will be Thursday, Jan. 31, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
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