The Light of Space

February 8 - April 19, 2020

Solo exhibitions:

Laddie John Dill 

Jay Mark Johnson

Kysa Johnson

Shana Mabari

Ruth Pastine

Mary Anna Pomonis

Robert Standish

Site specific installations

Gary Lang

Edwin Vasquez

Video installation

Jeff Frost

New Works by

Ruth Pastine


The Light of Space - A film by Eric Minh Swenson.

Laddie John Dill

Laddie John Dill is a Los Angeles artist whose work focuses on nature by portraying cycles and moments rather than a singular moment in time using light and space. He achieves this by utilizing materials like glass, cement, and pigment as a metaphor. With influences like Rauschenberg, Keith Sonnier, Robert Smithson, Dennis Openheim, and Robert Irwin, Dill has learned to use the physical space around him as opposed to a stationary canvas on an easel. This practice results in a magnificent scene of candescent light and sand that envelopes the viewer, entering a form of metamorphosed reality. 

Contained Radiance Lancaster demonstrates his use of space as his canvas and distributes light creating a dreamlike, ethereal quality. His use of light, sand, and hard materials like aluminum 6061 within the surrounding space each work to create a harmonious and tranquil atmosphere, diffusing light and shadow to create a transcendental experience for the viewer. He portrays the light, sky and earth as parts of a whole that cannot function without the other, bearing witness to the oneness of nature and ultimately demonstrating reasons why nature should be protected and respected. 

Dill was born in Long Beach, California in 1943. He graduated from Chouinard Art Institute in 1968 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. After graduating, Dill became a printing apprentice and worked closely with established artists, like Robert Rauschenberg, Claes Oldenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, and Jasper Johns. Laddie John Dill’s work is in the permanent collections of national and international institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, New York, Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles, California, Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, California, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, California; High Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, The Phillips Collection in Washington DC, Chicago Art Institute in Chicago, Illinois, The Smithsonian in Washington DC, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebaek, Denmark, Pio Monte della Misericordia in Naples, Italy, Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, California, and Museo Jumex in Mexico City, Mexico. He currently lives and works in Venice, California.

Jay Mark Johnson

Jay Mark Johnson’s unconventional method of timeline photography examines human space and time,