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03/08/2012

Sculptor and installation artist Heather Carson pursues her affection for abstract mathematical lighting grids and spatial perception in her investigations into the properties of light, brought together under the title, light/WHITE. Los Angeles' ACE Gallery hosts this exhibition of Carson's new works, created as the most recent body in her light/ALBERS and light/LINES series. The pieces that comprise light/WHITE are more akin to the formal properties of painting than installation, yet still retain their sculptural qualities - her aesthetic is determined by the specificity of the choice of materials used in order to explore the physical nature of light itself.

 

The exploration of white light and shadow in Carson's light/ALBERS series draws from the architectural underpinnings of Josef Albers’ paintings, mining the physicality of light in an updated tribute to the “meditation panels” that Albers sought. The light/LINES pieces foreground their electrical components in a muscular manner, exposing the industrial essence of construction to highlight their functional purpose. “The fixture is as important to me as the light, it is not merely the carrier.”

 

light/WHITE runs through September 8, 2012.

 

Source - ACE Gallery

Jack Smylie

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