Helen Pashgian: Working in Light
Helen Pashgian '56 is a pioneer Light and Space artist, a member of the small group of Southern California artists who coalesced in the 1960s around the use of industrial materials, which offered unique optical and color possibilities. Technically innovative, Pashgian continues her rigorous exploration of the spatial qualities of color in light. This exhibition brings together early small sculptures and current large-scale light columns.
Peter Schjeldahl, writer for The New Yorker discusses how West Coast minimalism was influenced by the California culture and analyzes works by Helen Pashgian, Larry Bell, James Turrell, Robert Irwin, and others in the exhibition “Primary Atmospheres: Works from California 1960-1970,” an exhibition at the David Zwirner Gallery in New York City.