C.O.L.A. Exhibition

“Sculptor and installation artist Heather Carson leads a parallel life as a theatrical lighting designer whose experimental use of industrial equipment led her to venture off the stage and into storefronts, airplane hangars, parking lots, and galleries, pursuing her affection for the abstract mathematical structure of lighting-grids and the optical character of indoor/outdoor light sources and spatial perception. Comparisons to Irwin, Flavin, Turrell, and Judd are inevitable; but as much as this C.O.L.A. work is both inherently and ironically about modernist painting and the Light & Space legacy, it is also about conditions unique to the use of electric light as a formal element in fine art -- but because it's Heather Carson, it's also about subverting expectations.

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