Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Los Angeles, CA
Light, Space, Surface: Selections from LACMA’s Collection explores the art of Light and Space as well as related works with highly polished surfaces often referred to as “finish fetish.”
In the 1960s and 1970s, various Southern California artists began to create works that investigate perceptual phenomena: how we come to understand form, volume, presence, and absence through light, seen directly through other materials, reflected, or refracted. Many used newly developed industrial materials—including sheet acrylic, fiberglass, and polyester resin—in their work.
Light, Space, Surface draws on LACMA's deep holdings of this material, revealing the vibrancy and diversity of this aspect of American art history. The exhibition features works by Peter Alexander, Larry Bell, Billy Al Bengston, Judy Chicago, Ron Cooper, Mary Corse, Ronald Davis, Laddie John Dill, Fred Eversley, Robert Irwin, Craig Kauffman, John McCracken, Helen Pashgian, Roland Reiss, Roy Thurston, and Hap Tivey.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website