Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface, MCASD La Jolla, La Jolla, CA, MCASD Downtown, San Diego, CA

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In the 1960s and 70s, light became a primary medium for a loosely-affiliated group of artists working in Los Angeles. Whether by directing the flow of natural light, embedding artificial light within objects or architecture, or by playing with light through the use of transparent, translucent or reflective materials, these artists each made perception itself the subject of their work.

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“Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface”, Museum of Contempory Art, San Diego, CA

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In the 1960s and ’70s, light became a primary medium for a loosely-affiliated group of artists working in Los Angeles. Whether by directing the flow of natural light, embedding artificial light within objects or architecture, or by playing with light through the use of transparent, translucent or reflective materials, these artists each made the visitor’s experience of light and other sensory phenomena under specific conditions the focus of their work.

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Craig Kauffman: Late Work, Danese Gallery, New York, NY

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Craig Kauffman, Untitled, 2009 Acrylic lacquer and glitter on drape-formed acrylic plastic 36 x 40 x 8 inches September 10 – October 9, 2010 Craig Kauffman rose to prominence in the 1960’s through his association with the legendary Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles and later in New York at The Pace Gallery. He was an early innovator and pioneer in the use of plastics and the first to employ vacuum form technology to create sculpture. […]

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Primary Atmospheres: California Minimalism 1960-1970, David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY

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Installation view January 8 – February 6, 2010 Primary Atmospheres: Works from California 1960-1970 will present to the New York public a long-overdue survey of the particular kind of minimal work that was made in and around Los Angeles, work which differentiated itself in its emphasis on surface, synthetic materials, industrial processes, and perception. Often referred to under the umbrella term “Light and Space,” the artists and artwork included in this exhibition will present a […]

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