03/27/2014 03:53 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Helen Pashgian's "Light Invisible" at LACMA (PHOTOS)

On the night of March 26, 2014, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art opened its doors for its latest exhibition Helen Pashgian: Light Invisible (March 30-June 29, 2014). For the exhibition, Pashgian made a new large-scale sculpture consisting of 12 molded acrylic columns that will be displayed in the special exhibition galleries of the Art of the Americas Building. Here are images from my ongoing N(art)rative Series that captures the latest in art history through my photography.


12 molded acrylic columns by Helen Pashgian. Photo by EMS.

From the LACMA website :
Helen Pashgian: Light Invisible features the first large-scale sculptural installation by this pioneer of the Light and Space movement. After taking up sculpture in the late 1960s, Pashgian became one of a group of artists in the Los Angeles to experiment with new materials such as fiberglass, resin, plastic, and coated glass. For the current exhibition, Pashgian has created 12 molded-acrylic columns that fill an entire gallery. The sculpture creates an immersive viewing experience that invites meditations on the nature of material and light.


Column detail. Photo by EMS.


Floor detail. Photo by EMS.


Curator Carol Eliel, Michael Govan and Helen Pashgian. Photo by EMS.


A few remarks by Carol Eliel before the opening. Photo by EMS.


Ruth Pastine, Helen Pashgian, Gary Lang, and Fred Eversley. Photo by EMS.


A group of artists gather for the Pashgian opening. Photo by EMS.


Helen Pashgian. Photo by EMS.


Michael Govan, Helen Pashgian and Carol Eliel. Photo by EMS.


Robin Clark. Photo by EMS.


Leah Lehmbeck. Photo by EMS.


Helen Pashgian and Doug Chrismas. Photo by EMS.


12 molded acrylic columns by Helen Pashgian. Photo by EMS.


Frank Lloyd. Photo by EMS.


Gisela Colon, Lita Albuquerque and Mary Corse. Photo by EMS.


Jack Brogan, Larry Bell and Suzanne Ponder. Photo by EMS.


Jarl and Pamela Mohn. Photo by EMS.

(This article is part of an ongoing photojournalism survey of art exhibition openings in SoCal titled EMS N(art)rative. Through my lens I document a photographic essay or visual "N(art)rative" that captures the happenings, personalities, collectors, gallerists, artists, and the art itself; all elements that form the richly varied and textured fabric of the SoCal art world. This reconnaissance offers a unique view for serious art world players to obtain news and information on the current pulse of what's in the now, yet capturing timeless indelible images for posterity and legacy. Here is EMS N(art)rative Six.)