Light, Space, Surface: Selections from LACMA’s Collection

(Los Angeles, CA—January, 20, 2023) The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Light, Space, Surface: Selections from LACMA’s Collection, an exploration of 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 investigated perceptual phenomena. These artists were united by an interest in manipulating the medium of light to alter the perception of form, architectural space, and surface qualities. They used newly developed industrial materials, such as sheet acrylic, fiberglass, and polyester resin, to explore form, volume, presence, and absence through light, seen directly through other materials, reflected, or refracted. 

This exhibition is curated by Carol S. Eliel, Senior Curator of Modern Art, at LACMA.