WANT TO GO?
WHEN: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday
WHERE: downtown Charleston
INFO:www.charlestonartwalk.com (includes list and location of venues)
Pauley appears at The Art Emporium on the corner of Hale and Quarrier streets.
"It's the first time I've done something like this," he explained.
The piece features a 100-or-so pound oblong granite stone into which an image of a canary in a cage has been etched. The image is intentionally distorted, as the carving is not the focus of the work, but rather the catalyst.
When a light is shined from the end of the stone, the image of the bird is projected onto the wall, ensconced in a tunnel of light. The light source is a small lantern, hooked to a mobile pole. Viewers can move it around, seeing how distance and angle play with the image.
"The question was, 'How do I make it interactive?' I can show you [the effect] with a flashlight, but I'll only be here for the opening," he said with a grin.
That opening is during Thursday's ArtWalk, which runs 5 to 8 p.m. at 14 galleries downtown. Pauley's coal-themed exhibit, "Rock Show," remains on display at The Art Emporium through June 16.
The show is based around "Echo." There is another sculpture, but otherwise, the remaining works are prints, captured on light-sensitive paper in a darkroom, that show reflections of the stone from various angles. Color has been added to some through a chemical process that reacts to the silver in the paper.