Category Archives: Triton Museum of Art

Mirang Wonne – dreaming in torched metal mesh

Posted by Yelena Shabrova

It’s been a while since I visited the Triton Museum of Art, and yesterday we went there just because, not to see anything in particular. Was I ever glad we stopped by!

Mirang Wonne is having a very impressive exhibition there – large pieces of stainless steel mesh into which flowers, trees, and oceanic plants are burned with a blow-torch. Some are hanging from the ceiling, some are placed on the walls overlaying acrylic paintings like a dream veil.

Mirang’s work is not something that translates well into photography, and this may explain why I glazed over her page on the Triton’s web site. You need to walk past or around her creations to see how the mesh shimmers, how hanging layers overlap as you go around them and create new and ever more exciting patterns of torched lines.

There is even a small piece of torched mesh on the staff’s counter that you can touch and see for yourself how different the feel is from the look. Gentle and dream-like turns out to be cold and unmistakably metal.

Capturing Sunlight 7386 - torched (burnt) stainless steel mesh with acrylic painting on paper underneath, framed, 55"x 42"

Capturing Sunlight 7386 – torched (burnt) stainless steel mesh with acrylic painting on paper underneath, framed, 55″x 42″

David Middlebrook – The Nature of Things

Posted by Yelena Shabrova

Today’s unplanned visit to the Triton Museum of Art turned out great. I saw David Middlebrook’s sculptures live for the first time and can say that no pictures can do his work justice. You have to be in their presence to fully appreciate them.

The exhibit will be open till December 5. Stop by if you can, there is a lot to see and enjoy.

The images below show some of David’s sculptures that are part of the exhibit at Triton. Not all of them were taken at the museum – some Triton photos didn’t have enough details in them. Still want a better image of “Apparition.”

David Middlebrook - Apparition
Apparition

David Middlebrook - Heirloom
Heirloom


Nature’s Revenge

David Middlebrook - The Tides that Bind
The Tides that Bind

David Middlebrook - Collision Course
Collision Course