Los Angeles

Helen Pashgian, Untitled (work in progress), 2012–, acrylic, each 91 x 18 x 21".

Helen Pashgian, Untitled (work in progress), 2012–, acrylic, each 91 x 18 x 21".

Los Angeles

“Helen Pashgian: Light Invisible”

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
March 30–June 29, 2014

Curated by Carol Eliel

Helen Pashgian’s work stood out in the 2011 “Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface” exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego. Her curved acrylic disk from 1970 throbbed and pulsed with the mesmerizing force of an Apple power button. And over the past forty years Pashgian has continued her study of plastic’s potential, bending space in a variety of directions and pointing a bright light toward the present day. For her upcoming show in Los Angeles, Pashgian presents a new installation comprising twelve white acrylic columns that seem to float like upright drones or levitating refrigerators. If Light and Space once signified the wedding of advanced technology to expanding modes of perception, in Pashgian’s view this California ethos now appears classical. Travels to the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Sept. 26, 2014– Jan. 4, 2015.