ARTIST SHANA MABARI’S ILLUMETRIC TRIPTYCH IN WEST HOLLYWOOD
ARTIST SHANA MABARI’S MASSIVE ILLUMETRIC TRIPTYCH IN WEST HOLLYWOOD EXTENDED THROUGH THE END OF 2015
MABARI TO BE FEATURED IN UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS ATFP CONTEMPORARY IN CULVER CITY AND MOAH IN LANCASTER
“Art and science find true love on Santa Monica Boulevard. These sculptures are
going to blow everyone's mind.” – Los Angeles art critic Shana Nys Dambrot
March 26, 2015: ILLUMETRIC, Los Angeles-based artist Shana Mabari’s triptych of massive diamond-, cube-, and rectangle shaped acrylic sculptures on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, CA, gets an extended run. Presented by the City of West Hollywood and its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission as part of the “Art On The Outside” public art program, ILLUMETRIC was installed in summer 2014 with a one-year duration. The City has announced that the project will be continued through the end of 2015.
In a “Culture Monster” story on ILLUMETRIC, the Los Angeles Times reported, “Mabari, who hails from the Fairfax district, said in a recent interview that the installation is ‘a study of color, geometry, light and scale.’” Mabari consulted extensively with legendary Southern California fabricator Jack Brogan on preliminary fabrication and design for ILLUMETRIC, which lights up nightly at sundown via Internal LED illumination. It has become a dynamic landmark in the streetscape of West Hollywood’s well trafficked Holloway Triangle area.
Mabari, whose body of work is in the continuing tradition of the Light and Space movement that orginated in California in the 1960s, also has pieces featured in two upcoming exhibitions.
The Culver City gallery FP Contemporary will show two- and three-dimensional pieces by Mabari at its Saturday, April 25, 2015 opening. Included are archival pigment prints (24” x 24”) from Mabari’s “Illumetric” series, and several Cube sculptures (12” x 12” x 12”). The opening and artists’ reception, set for 6:00-8:00PM, features a solo exhibition by painter Dirk De Bruycker as well.
At MOAH (Museum of Art & History) in Lancaster, CA, Mabari will have several light-based acrylic sculptures on exhibition for the museum’s year-end multi-artist show “Vanity,” opening Saturday, December 5, 4:00-6:00PM. The illuminated pieces will be installed on the building’s scenic rooftop terrace.
“I’m honored to be showing work at FP Contemporary for the first time,” says Mabari. “And I’m very much looking forward to exhibiting work at MOAH. It’s exciting to be involved with the dynamic art community that is emerging in the high desert.”
Throughout, Mabari’s work explores the intersections of art, science and technology. Her installations, environments, sculptures, and two-dimensional pieces investigate ways in which worldly stimuli and phenomena are absorbed and processed through sensory and visual perception. She orchestrates light, reflection, color contrast, and geometry to play with and expand the reality and experience of physical space.