Marilyn Lysohir: The Dark Side Of Dazzle

September 2 2022 - December 17 2022

Marilyn Lysohir created a room-sized, large-scale installation, including a 24-foot, two-ton ceramic battleship decorated with dazzle camouflage, which was used during World War One and Two. Dazzle is made up of complex patterns of geometric shapes in contrasting colors which interrupt and intersect each other. Unlike other forms of camouflage, the intention of dazzle is not to conceal but to confuse a ship's position, range, speed, and heading to mislead the enemy. Lysohir also includes paintings, drawings, and domestic vignettes to complete the installation that was intended to honor veterans, including her mother and father, who both served in World War.