Illuminating: Light as Context

Featured Artists

Kurt Andernach, William Finley Green, Steve Heyman Gary Justis, D’nell Larson, Carla Priess, Carrie Seid, and Simon Sparrow.

  • November 23, 1997 – December 17, 1997
  • The Del Prado

The symbolic capacity of light has changed over time to encompass a more expansive vision of time, space, and vision. Using the concept of light as a conceptual theme the artists in Illuminating, curated by Esther Saks, embraced an uninhibited exploration of materials, technology and subject matter. This group exhibition featured eight artists working in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, installation and assemblage.

Kurt Andernach‘s work comprised of illuminated Plexiglass boxes and fish eye lens incorporated into an installation. Mixed media work by William Finley Green composed ordinary objects and images in a symbolic fictitious twilight of dark tinted glass. Steve Heyman‘s paintings were reflective of metaphysical experiences related to light. Gary Justis‘ highly crafted technical metal sculptures were included along with D’nell Larson‘s sculptures that re-interpreted feminine cliches of romantic love by employing rhinestone glitter, hearts and flowers to mock the traditional austerity of minimalist sculpture. Carla Priess connected mirrored shapes to create a sensual veil of patterned reflections. Carrie Seid combined translucent and reflective materials to solidify the ephemeral qualities of light. Finally, Simon Sparrow, a street evangelist, assembled iconic sculptures from glitter, beads and costume jewelry and other found objects.

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