A glimmer, whether found in a lover’s eye or in an instance of hope, always flickers between darkness and light, between the possible and the non existing. It is only through that interconnected dance, the back and forth conversation that there can be reflection- physically and metaphorically. It is something that artist Milo Elliot explores in his solo exhibition “Glimmer” on view at Carla Hughes Studio.
The exhibit includes illustrations, paintings, sculptures and written work that demonstrate a multidisciplinary and unrestricted approach to art. The themes of connection, the celestial, the ephemeral and the eternal can be seen through the imagery prevalent in the work which includes stars, symmetric patterns, reflections, circles and spirals.
Elliott got the idea for the name when looking at the stars twinkling back at him. “I feel like it really fits what I got going on right now,” he mentions, “On top of that, the reflection back and forth and a lot of stars just shows thinking about your connection to everything else in the world and the universe and how everything is working together.”
Rather than portraying light or darkness as two separate things Elliott is interested in their connection and what they create when in balance. According to him darkness and lightness can be subjective, “I think a lot of things that are seen as evil in the world by some are not evil at all, it’s funny how something can be so polarized. People can see things as evil and you can talk to another person, and they can be like, “that’s not evil at all, I like that.”