International 2011 Archives
Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface.
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (USA).
Press release by E-
The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is pleased to announce its most ambitious exhibition to date, Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface. This exhibition is on view at the Museum's La Jolla and downtown San Diego locations from September 25, 2011 through January 22, 2012.
In the 1960s and 70s, light became a primary medium for a loosely-
In addition to artworks which literally claim the entire space of the room, the exhibition features a number of pieces that function as prisms or mirrors to activate their surrounding space. The properties of glass are explored in Larry Bell's glass cubes and in paintings by Mary Corse which are embedded with tiny glass microbeads. The luminous and prismatic effects of cast or vacuum-
Combining key works from the Museum's collection with major loans from prominent public and private collections, the exhibition includes immersive light installations together with rare, ephemeral, and site-
Exhibition September 25, 2011 -
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James Turrell, Wedgework V, 1975. Fluorescent light, dimensions variable. Photo by Philipp Scholz Rittermann
James Turrell, Stuck Red and Stuck Blue, 1970, construction materials and fluorescent lights, overall dimensions: 33 x 40 x 33 in., Collection Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Museum Purchase, Elizabeth W. Russell Foundation Funds. © James Turrell. Photo by Philipp Scholz Rittermann.
Featured Artists : Peter Alexander -
Phenomenal is accompanied by a lavishly illustrated 250-
Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface is part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945–1980. This unprecedented collaboration, initiated by the Getty, brings together more than sixty cultural institutions from across Southern California for six months beginning October 2011 to tell the story of the birth of the Los Angeles art scene and how it became a major new force in the art world. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.