Pacific Red // Larry Bell // laminated glass // 2017
Known for his involvement in the Light and Space Movement in California during the 1960s, Larry Bell is synonymous with light art. Bell works with a variety of media including glass, mirrors and polyester coated with aluminum to create works that reflect light in ways that challenge the perspective of the viewer. Some of his work was recently on view at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum on Pepperdine University’s campus in a show titled “Larry Bell: Pacific Red.” “Pacific Red,” a title of one of the works, is a new piece created of red laminated glass. Six “V” shaped glass panels were created, forming a chevron pattern. Visitors had the opportunity to walk in-between each panel, experiencing how the light changed through each consecutive “V.” Other works in the exhibition included a hanging series titled “Light Knots.” Consisting of abstract shapes that were polyester coated with aluminum and silicon, the “Light Knots” twirled in the air, their reflections creating flashes of spots across the walls and floors.
(B) Church Studies // Larry Bell // Various tiles, mixed media on red Hiromi paper // 2011-2015 (T) Light Knots // Larry Bell // various tiles, polyester coated with aluminum & silicon // 2013-2016
Church Studies // Larry Bell // Various tiles, mixed media on red Hiromi paper // 2011-2015
Ghost Box // Larry Bell // glass, mirror & acrylic // 1962-1963
Cube #26 // Larry Bell // coats glass // 2006