ArtsFairfax at Tysons Corner Center

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ArtsFairfax has partnered with Macerich, the owners and developers of Tysons Corner Center, to showcase local artists, artist teams, and arts organizations of Fairfax County through temporary art installations.

This partnership will enable the more than 20 million yearly visitors who explore Tysons Corner Center’s retail and entertainment offerings to discover the diversity, creativity, and quality of visual artists from the Fairfax region.

  • 5′ wide x 10′ tall metal box with undulating, wave-like slits through which colors shimmer is standing in a mall hallway with stores on either side
  • a transparent prismatic cube sits atop driftwood in this sculpture
  • a tabletop sculpture of pointed, geometric shapes
  • blue metal frames surround rotating panels of pin toys with hand imprints pushed in, facing the viewer

Static Dynamism by JP Muller

JP Muller is an engineer, metal artist and sculptor based in x. Swiss-trained as a toolmaker, his life’s work is in the making of things and the intricate process of bringing intangible ideas to reality.

Interactive and dynamic, Muller’s work changes with the participant’s vantage point, inviting engagement for a unique experience. Static Dynamism is on exhibit through May 31, located in Tysons Corner Center’s Bloomingdale’s wing.

Artist Statements about the Artwork:

Mr. Moire
Monsuier Moire – Mon Onkle Hienz

5′ wide x 10′ tall homage to the effect (Moire’), An interference pattern created by juxtaposing two patterns against one another. Surface Texture is called swordplay, as the motions were Thrust, Parry, Slash, and stab. Note – The real name is in italics underneath the English name. It has a post or second name as my beloved late uncle was a swordsman, and I felt his presence as I labored to make this texture.


Fantasma Photonico

Spanish for Ghost of the Light – The various layers of the dichroic show and then hide the layers within it, creating an illusion of what should not be possible, i.e., things that both exist and don’t.


Euclidian Interlude

Named after Euclid – considered the father of geometry. In Euclidian geometry, no two solid objects can occupy the same space simultaneously; these planes intersect each other in ways that should not be possible—overlaid with a hand ground pattern that moves with the intersecting light and painted with transparent coloration as another layer of irony.


Pin Toy Meditation Wall

As its name suggests, this is a giant toy with which you create your own art. The use is self explanatory as any child would tell you, and as many have already.


Working Mans Coffee Table (not shown here)

Another fun piece built from tools used and parts made from those tools. I pay homage to all those who make things for a living and the tools they use to produce the fruit of their labors.

  • Three people stand in front of a wall sign for the exhibition that reads "ArtsFairfax has partnered with Macerich, the owners and developers of Tysons Corner Center to showcase local artists, artist teams and arts organizations in Fairfax County."
  • A line drawing behind plexiglass is next to the viewer with a gallery row of images receding in the distance
  • In the foreground shoppers are blurry as they walk past a gallery wall of more than a dozen images in a row behind plexiglass on the wall.
  • A woman in a pink sweater and a man in a black jacket look at a painting of people riding camels in front of a building

Tysons Corner Center and ArtsFairfax selected ArtLords to be the first art group to debut its exhibition in the center. The temporary art installation was located on level 2 by Macy’s in January and February of 2023.

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