DIAMETROS PETALS- A NEW SCULPTURAL INSTALLATION BY SHANA MABARI
“DIAMETROS PETALS,” A NEW SCULPTURAL INSTALLATION BY ARTIST SHANA MABARI, TO DEBUT ON THE ROOFTOP TERRACE AT MOAH IN LANCASTER
WORK IS PART OF MOAH’S GROUP EXHIBITION “VANITY” OPENING ON DECEMBER 5
LOS ANGELES, November 18, 2015: “Diametros Petals,” a new sculptural installation of multi-colored mirrored acrylic discs by Los Angeles-based artist Shana Mabari, makes its debut next month on the scenic rooftop terrace at the Museum of Art & History (MOAH) in Lancaster, CA. It is part of the year-end group exhibition “Vanity,” which opens with an artists’ reception from 4-6PM on Saturday, December 5, 2015. It will be on view at MOAH until January 24, 2016.
“The growth of Lancaster as a creative hub is very exciting, and MOAH has led the way,” says Mabari. “I’m honored to exhibit at the museum, and it’s a wonderful experience to work with Andi Campognone and her team.”
Specifically designed for MOAH’s rooftop, Diametros Petals is a constellation of twelve disks of differing sizes juxtaposed at various angles to one another. The placement of the disks—which range from 3’ to 4’ in diameter—creates a shifting pattern of shapes, curves, lines, and colors as the continually changing natural light affects the interplay of two or more mirrored surfaces, casting highlights and shadows across the surfaces of the building. Diametros Petals was made possible by generous support from patron of the arts Gilena Simons.
Currently, Mabari’s public art project, “Illumetric” is installed on Santa Monica Boulevard in the City of West Hollywood as part of the “Art on the Outside” public art program. Mabari worked extensively with legendary Southern California fabricator Jack Brogan on fabrication and design concepts for the work, a triptych of massive diamond-, cube-, and rectangle-shaped sculptures. Constructed with colored acrylic panels, the pieces interact with the ephemeral qualities of daylight, and feature internal LED illumination for nighttime display. Mabari received a WeHo@30 Film & Digital Media Grant to make a short film chronicling the project that premiered at the WeHo@30 Film Festival: A Digital Time Capsule (Oct. 2015). In June 2015, “Illumetric” was officially added to Google Maps (http://tinyurl.com/nanvcrx).
Throughout, Shana Mabari’s work explores the intersections of art, science and technology, and is part of the continuum of the Light and Space movement that originated in Southern California in the 1960s. She has exhibited across the United States, and internationally. Her education includes studies at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris and Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. She holds a patent for “Dynamic Spatial Illusions,” a portable version of a visual and sensory experimental environment, and is a recipient of the Center for Cultural Innovation ARC grant.