The bending of light as it passes from one transparent medium to another is called refraction. The refraction of light by atmospheric particles can result in a number of beautiful optical effects like halos, which are produced when light is refracted by certain particles.
Meeson Pae Yang creates installations that explore refractions of light and shadows resulting from the arrangement of materials like plexiglas, mirrored mylar, LED lights, and liquids. These installations have a tactile sculptural sense as well as an ethereal mystique.
Similiarly, Steve Burtch contains his halos in 2 dimensional wood and glass housings. Light and distance affect the perception of these captured shadows.
Please join us for the opening reception of these exceptional solo shows on Saturday, February 21, 2009, 6 – 10 pm. Lawrence Asher Gallery is located at 5820 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, across the street from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and adjacent to the Craft and Folk Art Museum. Free parking is available on Wilshire Blvd. and behind 5858 Wilshire Boulevard. Enter on Stanley Ave. For more information, please call 323.935.9100.