Peter Blake Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new sculptural works by Los-Angeles based artist Helen Pashgian (b. 1934).
Identified by her enigmatic semi-translucent sculptures, which activate when the viewer moves around them, Pashgian has investigated the transformative properties of light for over fifty years. Alongside artists such as James Turrell, Robert Irwin, Peter Alexander, DeWain Valentine, and Larry Bell, Pashgian is considered a pioneer and seminal member of the Light and Space movement.
Emerging in the 1960s, these artists used industrial materials such as resins and plastics to capture the unique properties of Southern California's atmosphere in sculptural form. Unlike her male colleagues, however, wide-spread recognition eluded Pashgian until fairly recently.
For her first solo exhibition at Peter Blake Gallery, Pashgian has created fourteen molded-acrylic works in various forms, ranging from eight-foot tall freestanding columns to seemingly floating wall sculptures.