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Exhibition Detail
In Direct Light
Curated by: Timothy Nolan
Woodbury University
7500 Glenoaks Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91510


September 28th, 2013 - November 2nd, 2013
Opening: 
September 28th, 2013 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
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light/LINES: Cool White/Natural Light #1-3, Heather CarsonHeather Carson,
light/LINES: Cool White/Natural Light #1-3,
2013, Fluorescent, aluminum pipe, Speed-Rail, conduit fittings, 24" x 24' x 7 1/2"
© Heather Carson
In Direct Light, Installation View, Heather CarsonHeather Carson, In Direct Light, Installation View

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In Direct Light brings together a group of artists who have employed or addressed light in a very direct manner, using various mediums and styles, throughout their careers. Some choose materials that diffuse or obscure light; others use light as their medium, both literally and figuratively, while others document light, directly or indirectly, with paint, video and photography. The work is subtle and meditative, yet confronts viewers in a way that compels them to spend time and commit to an experience as complex as the multiple qualities of light itself, whether natural, unnatural or celestial.
 
Living in the digital age, we are bombarded by a continuous cycle of images and information. In contrast, In Direct Light presents work that challenges our attention as it slows down time, distills perception to some basic building blocks of light, shadow and reflection, and sometimes confounds our sense of what is real and what is illusion.
 
Recently the California Light and Space artists have been receiving much deserved, renewed attention, in exhibitions such as the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s recent Pacific Standard Time exhibition,Phenomenal, and James Turrell’s three museum shows on view in Los Angeles, New York and Houston. In Direct Light looks at a slice of the next generation, how they respond to their predecessors’ experiential work, and how they continue to engage and carry on investigations of this timeless subject.

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