Looking Back: Our Favorite Art Happenings of 2021

Maya Rubio, Boston Art Review, December 30, 2021

Space Folding at Praise Shadows was another special exhibition. James Clar works in digital media, light sculptures, and new technologies, and his Boston debut at Praise Shadows felt playful, clever, and new. Clar’s Freefall series uses colored LED lights to cast a portrait of a figure suspended in mid-air. How exciting to see art manifest between its materials—to try to hold the bleeding light, to know it. In Nobody’s Home, a generic wooden door looks like it leads into a conference room. Beneath the door, LED lights and accompanying shadows show footsteps passing. 


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