You find the extraordinary in the ordinary through Joseph Cornell's work. In this exhibition, his imagination allows those who visit to join him in a fantastical vision of the world around us.
Filled with objects from the everyday, Cornell’s work is composed of delicate glass bottles, to create 'shadow boxes' transforming the mundane into the extraordinary. Searching high and low in archives and antique stores to find the objects for his collections, Cornell's work explores all four corners of the globe.
There is a romantic magic to his work, when a new box comes together it is as if a small treasure has been found. The New York Times called Cornell “a poet of light; an architect of memory-fractured rooms and a connoisseur of stars, celestial and otherwise.” In Cornell's case a picture really does say a thousand words.