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Lorcini, Gino, "Beta Rouge II" (detail)
Lorcini, Gino, "Beta Rouge II"
Lorcini, Gino, "Beta Rouge II" (detail)
Lorcini, Gino, "Beta Rouge II" (detail)
Lorcini, Gino, "Beta Rouge II"
Artist Lorcini, Gino
Object Name Sculpture
Object Type sculpture, assemblage
Title Beta Rouge II
Date c. 1966
Material aluminum and red Perspex on white Perspex
Technique assembling
Dimensions H-65 W-90 cm
Description Gino Lorcini, born in England, immigrated to Canada in 1947 after serving in WWII. He studied at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and later taught at McGill University, however, he moved to London, Ontario in 1969 as an artist in residence at Western University. Originally focusing on painting, Lorcini began to move towards three dimensional representations, and intentionally restricted his work to straight-lines, planes, and occasionally angles. When Lorcini began working with aluminum in 1963 it allowed him to express his views on the interdependences of light and reflection. Rather than following structuralism traditionally, creating a piece that is structurally and visually balanced to reflect society, Lorcini works towards simulating nature itself. The featured piece, Beta Rouge II, is meant to be a contemplation on natural light, as the aluminum reflects differently based on the time of day and month, allowing the piece to never be viewed the same way more than once.
Credit line Gift of Ontario Centennial Art Exhibition by the Province of Ontario Council for the Art, theCentennial planning branch of the Department of Tourism and Information and the Cultural Exchange program of the Department of Education.
Catalog Number 1968.003.001