The Light of Space
February 8 - April 19, 2020
Laddie John Dill
Jay Mark Johnson
Mary Anna Pomonis
Site specific installation
Selections from the Permanent Collection
The Light of Space features the work of nine artists, including Jay Mark Johnson’s x = time in the Main Gallery; Kysa Johnson’s Faraway, So Close series in the Moore Family Trust Gallery; Shana Mabari’s Letters on Sunspots in the Bozigian Family Gallery; Robert Standish’s Rhythmic series; Mary Anna Pomonis’ Iris Oculus series in the Wells Fargo Gallery; and Laddie John Dill’s Contained Radiance Lancaster installation in the South Gallery. The exhibition will also feature two site-specific installations, Light Refractions by Edwin Vasquez and Glitterworks by Gary Lang, as well as a video installation, GO HOME, by Jeff Frost. Works from MOAH’s Collection by Ruth Pastine and Gisela Colon will also be on display.
Space has captivated the minds of scientists, writers, mathematicians and artists alike for generations. The Light and Space movement was brought on by the rapid growth of the aerospace industry in Southern California during the 1960s and 70s and artists who sought a deeper understanding of the universe. These artists created sublime and transcendent environments that fully engaged the viewer by using space-age materials such as resin, acrylic, neon and fluorescent lights. The Light of Space exhibition focuses on 21st century artists who continue to examine how changing time, scale and perception can influence humankind’s relationship with space and its various interpretations.