Cathy Dorman’s collection of paintings explores light and experience in domestic spaces in the imagined setting of Lina Bo Bardi’s home, Casa de Vidro (Glass House). Space is broke down into a series of naturally illuminated planes, flattening perspective into two dimensions. Through structural contradiction, illusion and manipulation of scale, viewers are challenged to transform their awareness of their surroundings. The compositions obscure the autonomy of a given room while incorporating objects that ground the work in reality.
Conceived through model making, photography, and sculpture the paintings in her 'Domestic Planes' exhibition are site specific to Lina Bo Bardi’s architectural icon complete in 1951 Casa de Vidro (Glass House) which was Bo Bardi’s home in Sao Paulo for 40 years. Her work also references Farnsworth House completed about the same time by Mies Van Der Rohe.