Let There Be Light, Revisited
October 9th- November 14th 2015
Private View: October 08, 2015. 6-8pm
Gazelli Art House is delighted to announce Let There Be Light, Revisited, an exploration of the 1960s/70s Light and Space movement.
Hailing back to its origins, the exhibition features works by pioneers Peter Alexander, DeWain Valentine, Mary Corse, and Helen Pashgian, as well as new generation artist Anthony Pearson. Referencing ‘California Minimalism’ at its core, Let There Be Light, Revisited explores light and space in both their natural and artificial forms. Intercepting and modifying the conversation between gallery and audience, the reactionary light works and scultpures transform the gallery into an ethereal, immersive space, which will explore the physical and spiritual connotations of Light Art and Space.
Through cast urethane wall-sculptures and freestanding works Peter Alexander –renowned for his involvement in the Light and Space Movement–subtly plays with translucency, luminosity and graduating colour hues to alter the gallery environment, providing the viewer with an insight into his ongoing exploration of the effects of the changing properties of light and colour. Anthony Pearson’s signature illuminated sculptures displayed in conversation simultaneously use projections, natural light, etched surfaces and blank surfaces to obscure the status of the image and its relationship to authorship and the art object itself. DeWain Valentine provides a historical context, through his cast polyester resin ‘Circle Sepia to Rose,’ (1970) and obstructs the audience’s viewing space; asking one to alter their path around the object and experience an evolving perspective of colour, shape and form. Taking a different approach to fellow exhibiting artists, Mary Corse banishes colour from her mixed media wall sculptures, and seeks the complexity of light and space through obstruction, shadow and reflection as she mixes polyester resin, acrylic, glass, clay, canvas and light. Helen Pashgian - a key figure from the movement- plays with refraction, translucency and opacity to create an ethereal atmosphere within the gallery’s surrounding.
Bridging the gap between these significant Los Angeles based artists and the European art audience, Let There Be Light, Revisited juxtaposes the past and present of the influential art movement, and provides an interpretation in the context of the European art world of 2015.