Art in motion

Boston-based artist Floor van de Velde's "non-objective" art plays on the sensation of movement. The shapes and colors in her installations and sculptures give a viewer the sense that they are pulsing or moving.

MANCHESTER — The combination of an abstract, reductionist exhibit and dance film form a conversation about art and movement at the McIninch Art Gallery on the Southern New Hampshire University campus.

On view through Dec. 21, the exhibit, “Floor van de Velde: Variations on ColorFields” features work by a Boston-based artist who the Museum of Fine Arts’ Professor of the Practice in Sculpture. Van de Velde’s interest in sculpture, light installations and sonic art have led to abstract works that seem to pulse, vibrate or flow. Looking at her work gives often gives viewers a three-dimensional sensation that tugs the eye from point to point.

Included in the exhibition will be a film of Amanda Whitmore dancing in the installation. She is the director of dance at Plymouth State University, where she has integrated interdisciplinary thinking and collaborative performance into the curriculum.

The McIninch gallery is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m. in Robert Frost Hall.