Orest Tataryn - brilliant disguise
January 2014 - April 2014
The neon pieces in Orest Tataryn's latest exhibition, brilliant disguise, feel familiar and legible, and yet they are unreadable and unrecognizable. Tataryn's sculptures visually subvert well-known logos and cultural icons to disrupt the meaning contained in the artifacts of contemporary culture.
Orest Tataryn is a practicing artist, designer, and curator working with light as his expressive medium. From 1991 until 1999 Tataryn was a member of "Skunkworks/ Outlaw Neon" a collective he founded to explore the relationships between light, colour, and shadow. Since Tataryn's retirement in 2003 as a fire captain, his solo studio practice continues to explore how light can transform space, create optical illusions, project afterimages, and alter perception.