Helen Pashgain, Untitled 2013-14. Acrylic, 12 columns, approx. 8 x 1.58 x 1.85 ft. each.

Helen Pashgian

Los Angeles

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

The darkened rectangular chamber on the entry level of the Art of the Americas Building at LACMA was illuminated by a series of 12 columns running down its center in a straight line. Above each bipartite, gracefully rounded column, two narrow light beams were cast down, turning into a soft glow that emanated out in shifting white to violet-tinged hues. The works featured in “Light Invisible” framed the operating premise of Helen Pashgian’s ongoing research into light and space: the viewer’s perception and his or her active exploration of the work gives it meaning and phenomenological bearing. From the entrance, it was hard to see all of the details in the columns. With the surrounding darkness and the viewing angle…see the entire review in the print version of March’s Sculpture magazine.