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WORKS BY SHANA MABARI ON DISPLAY AT IMAGO GALLERIES IN PALM DESERT THROUGHOUT PALM SPRINGS FINE ART FAIR WEEKEND AND FOR WILLIAM WEGMAN OPENING ON FEBRUARY 14, 2015
ILLUMETRIC TRIPTYCH EXTENDED AS PART OF THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD’S “ART ON THE OUTSIDE” PUBLIC ART PROGRAM FOR THE REMAINDER OF 2015
February 12, 2015: Los Angeles-based artist Shana Mabari has seven cube sculptures on display at Imago Galleries in Palm Desert (40-450 Highway 74, 92260) throughout the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair weekend, taking place February 12 – 15, 2015.
This weekend, Imago will also host an artist’s reception for photographer William Wegman on Saturday, February 14 from 5-7PM, in celebration of his new series “Good Dogs on Nice Furniture” (which Imago will display at the Fair). Wegman will be presented with the 2015 Photographer of the Year Award at the event.
“I’m so looking forward to the opening of the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair tonight,” says Mabari. “And I couldn’t be more excited to be part of Imago’s special evening in honor of the amazing William Wegman.”
Mabari’s ILLUMETRIC, a triptych of massive diamond-, cube-, and rectangle-shaped acrylic sculptures, is currently installed on Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood, CA. ILLUMETRIC is presented by West Hollywood’s Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission as part of the “Art On The Outside” program, which brings art into the public realm to highlight the city’s pedestrian-friendly culture. Legendary Southern California fabricator Jack Brogan consulted Mabari extensively on preliminary fabrication and design for ILLUMETRIC. Last month, the City extended the installation through the end of 2015 (it went up in July 2014). Internal LED illumination for ILLUMETRIC switches on nightly at sundown, creating an interactive engagement with the neighborhood. In a “Culture Monster” story, 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.’”
ILLUMETRIC and Mabari’s small geometric sculptures are a dynamic expression of her interest in exploring the intersections of art, science, and technology. Mabari and her work continue the legacy and influence of the Light and Space movement that originated in California in the 1960s.
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