The Infinity Boxes of Matt Elson


Tuesday, September 29–Sunday, October 4, 2015 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Exploratorium, Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green Street), Central Gallery
Included with museum admission.


Peer inside the ornate windows of The Infinity Boxes to encounter dreamlike wonderlands of playfully altered perception. Appearing in elaborate, custom-built boxes adorned with abstract oil paintings, these fourteen (and counting) artworks by Matt Elson combine mirrors, light, color, and viewer interactions to produce seemingly limitless fields of reflections. Intimate and fun, the mind-expanding interiors of The Infinity Boxes reveal surprising nuances in the ways we see ourselves and others.

Visit the Central Gallery during regular daytime hours September 29–October 4 to view The Infinity Boxes, or catch them at After Dark: Mirror, Mirror on Thursday, October 1.

Matt Elson is a pioneering and internationally award-winning computer graphics artist who has worked in the high end of 3–D computer graphics since 1982, working for Walt Disney Feature Animation, Dreamworks Feature Animation, Magnet Interactive Studios, The Post Group LA, and Symbolics, Inc. In 2005, he returned to making fine art and is currently producing The Infinity Boxes.

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