Mat Bevel lights up Tucson Museum of Art

2014-08-14T00:00:00Z Mat Bevel lights up Tucson Museum of ArtBy Kathleen Allen Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
August 14, 2014 12:00 am  • 

Tucson Museum of Art has gone kinetic on us.

And it’s a load of fun.

“Beveldom: Mat Bevel’s Museum of Kinetic Art” opened last week at the TMA. Bevel (aka Ned Schaper) uses found objects and cajoles them into kinetic sculpture. They move, they shake, they spew light, and they are mesmerizing.

“I don’t make my art; my art makes itself,” Bevel/Schaper said in a press release.

“By helping things come together that want to come together, I enable magic.”

Indeed he does. His works fascinate and consternate. You aren’t sure if you want to step up close and figure out the objects he used and how he put them together, or step back and admire the whole.

We suggest both.

Contact reporter Kathleen Allen at or 573-4128.

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