The caravan of contemporary-art madness, celebrities and Instagram selfies that was Art Basel 2017 has finally left town. Good thing South Florida still boasts an embarrassment of visual-art riches and selfie-worthy art, one of which is “Looking Glass,” the group exhibit inside the newly renovated Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square in Delray Beach.
The museum, which reopened in November after a $1 million renovation over the summer, showcases 24 installations filled with mirrors, all of which encourage museumgoers to “become a part of the work itself,” Cornell curator Melanie Johanson says.
Artworks competing for your attention and selfies include "Human Kaleidoscope" by Fort Lauderdale artists Leah Brown and Peter Symons, which allows viewers to immerse themselves in a room-filling display of mirrors and stars. Meanwhile, Brooklyn’s Jeremy Penn showcases 11 works that combine gold aluminum with vintage erotica; Delray Beach’s Peter Pereira uses QR codes and augmented reality in his installation in the trees along the Cornell’s walkway; and South Korean artist Sungchul Hong’s electronic, mirror-based piece is activated using solar cells.