Los Angeles

Lloyd Hamrol

Pomona College Art Gallery

Hal Glicksman, late of the Pasadena Art Museum and Los Angeles County Art Museum, is the new director of the Pomona College Art Gallery. He is giving the major space of his gallery during the next year to five artists who have the option to work, exhibit, or work and exhibit there in turn. The first of these artists in gallery residence was Lloyd Hamrol who chose to construct an environment within the space, which remained in place for a week. However, in keeping with the spirit of the project and to make himself available to Pomona students, Hamrol conducted experiments in the space before conceiving the work and deciding on its final form.

In the final form, the entire gallery floor was sealed with dark plastic and flooded with several inches of water. A false ceiling grid was constructed and hundreds of white balloons were inflated and attached to it, with the lighting mounted above.

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