“ILLUMETRIC” - INSTALLATION IN PROCESS
INSTALLATION FOR SHANA MABARI’S “ILLUMETRIC” PUBLIC ART PROJECT IN PROCESS ON SANTA MONICA BL. IN WEHO WITH ILLUMINATION ELEMENT TO BE FINALIZED NEXT WEEK
TRIPTYCH OF MASSIVE GEOMETRIC ACRYLIC SCULPTURES IS PART OF THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD’S “ART ON THE OUTSIDE” PROGRAM; RECEPTION SLATED FOR SEPT. 9
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA, July 30, 2014: ILLUMETRIC, a triptych of massive diamond-, cube-, and rectangle-shaped sculptures currently being installed on the median of the 8400 block of Santa Monica Boulevard, represents artist Shana Mabari’s interest in exploring the intersections of art, science, and technology. The work is presented by the City of West Hollywood’s Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission as part of the “Art On The Outside”public art program. Heavy lifting and positioning for ILLUMETRIC’s three 10- to 12-foot pieces commenced on July 26. The installation will be finalized by August 8, when internal illumination for each sculpture is completed. The City is planning a reception for Mabari and ILLUMETRIC on Tuesday, September 9 at dusk; exact time and details to follow.
“Art and science find true love on Santa Monica Blvd.,” says Los Angeles art critic Shana Nys Dambrot. “These sculptures are going to blow everyone's mind.”
Mabari worked extensively with legendary Southern California fabricator Jack Brogan on the preliminary fabrication and design concepts for ILLUMETRIC. Constructed with colored acrylic panels, the work’s classic geometric forms and primary colors ground and engage spectators on a basic physiological level, while the artist further seeks an ethereal balance between spirituality and logic, phenomena and rationale. The sculptures interact with the ephemeral qualities of daylight, and—lit from within for nighttime display—emphasize light as an intangible but physical and communal presence at any hour. ILLUMETRIC is situated at the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Holloway drive, and will remain on exhibit until July 2015.
The artist and her body of work are part of the continuum of the Light and Space movement that originated in California in the 1960s, extending its legacy, reach, and influence into the 21st century. ILLUMETRIC was supported in part by a Center for Cultural Innovation ARC grant.
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