Member Previews—Light, Space, Surface: Selections from LACMA’s Collection

Member Previews—Light, Space, Surface: Selections from LACMA’s Collection


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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.

Access to Member Previews is a benefit of membership and as such is restricted to LACMA members only. Children accompanied by LACMA members are welcome in Member Preview galleries, but please note that discounted guest tickets purchased by members do not grant guests admission to Member Preview galleries.

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Member Previews—Light, Space, Surface
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For LACMA members only 

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Light, Space, Surface
Sat, 04/01/2023 – 10:00
-Sat, 04/01/2023 – 19:00
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Wed, 10/20/2021 – 10:00
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Image credit: Helen Pashgian, Untitled, 1968–69, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, purchased with funds provided by the Hillcrest Foundation and the Modern and Contemporary Art Council Acquisitions Endowment, © Helen Pashgian, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

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