WEST HOLLYWOOD – The City of West Hollywood, as part of its Art on the Outside Program, has installed a triptych of large-scale diamond-, cube-, and rectangle-shaped sculptures called Illumetric by artist Shana Mabari. The three figures are located in the center median of the 8400 block of Santa Monica Boulevard between La Cienega Boulevard and Orlando Avenue. Constructed with colored acrylic panels,Illumetric’s classic geometric forms and primary colors engage spectators on a basic physiological level, while the artist further seeks an ethereal balance between spirituality and logic, phenomena, and rationale.
The City’s exhibition of Illumetric is part of the City’s Art on the Outside Program, which brings art out into the public realm to enhance the City’s pedestrian-friendly culture. This sculpture is expected to remain at its location for approximately a year.
Shana Mabari is a Los Angeles-based artist who explores the intersections of art, science, and technology. Her installations and environments investigate ways in which worldly stimuli and phenomena are absorbed and processed through sensory and visual perception. She orchestrates light, reflection, color, contrast, and geometry to play with and expand the reality and experience of physical space. Her inspirations include: James Turrell’s use of the human visual system as a medium; futurist Buckminster Fuller’s visionary projects; and groundbreaking research by world renowned experts in Vision Sciences at California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California and the Institute of Neuroinformatics in Zurich, Switzerland, where she collaborated with psychophysicist Dr. Shinsuke Shimojo and neuromorphic engineer Dr. Tobais Delbruck, respectively.
Mabari is part of the continuum of the Light and Space movement that originated in California in the 1960s, extending its legacy, reach, and influence into the 21st century.Illumetric captures and interacts with the ephemeral qualities of daylight, and features internal LED illumination for nighttime display, emphasizing light as an intangible but physical and communal presence at any hour.
For additional information regarding the exhibition or about the City’s Art on the Outside Program, please contact Mike Che at (323) 848-6377 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. For people who are deaf or hard of hearing, please call (323) 848-6496.
Photo credit for image attachment is: Eric Minh Swenson. A high-resolution image is available upon request.