Korean American artist Olga Lah’s “Lucent Shifts” has introduced her glittering art instillation at the Don B. Huntley Gallery, the library’s fourth floor art exhibit for residing library visitors to see.
Debuting on Oct. 6, Lah’s individual piece specializes on silver reflective plastic that is both incandescent upon first glance and closer scanning.
“I think of art as like very stable, but this is more free flowing which is cool,” said Jessica Elisa Dickerson, a gallery assistant of the show.
Gallery assistant Elisa Dickerson was one of the small group of art gallery department members alongside Lah to help set up “Lucent Shifts” at the exhibit.
“Walking by them and giving them something to reflect adds a sense of movement to it so it’s kind of like it’s alive; it reminds me of water, if you think of like a river because it kind of cascades down,” said Elisa Dickerson, a fourth-year art history major and history minor student.
“Lucent Shifts’” specialty is that it gives an illusion that it is in a way an interactive piece of art due to its highly reflective nature alongside the shape and its abstract nature when compared to its surrounding environment.
The Don B. Huntley Gallery, as well as the sibling W. Keith & Janet Kellogg Art Gallery that resides outside the University Library, which debuted another artist Sasha Vom Dorp’s “15.15 Hz,” is both from the same gallery staff and the same department.
The same department as in the College of Environmental Design – both collaborate together to have fresh and new artwork from students, staff and professional artists to the university.
The art gallery department celebrated its opening at the debut with a gathering of audience members, staff and the artist to showcase the artwork as well as interview the artist Lah herself.
Approaching the gallery alone will notify visitors its singular, yet gargantuan and floating structure with the fishing lines.
Despite its use of recyclable plastic, the artwork itself is akin to a gigantic floating diamond waiting to be discovered.
Visiting library students checked out the piece on the fourth floor.
Visitors of the gallery are able to donate money to the artist at the nearby box as well as write feedback and endorsements of the artist in a nearby journal.
Director and Curator Michele Cairella Fillmore applauds both Olga Lah and the Kellogg Gallery’s Sasha Vom Dorp’s “15.15 Hz,” as they both share similar themes into creating their art.
“They’re both dealing with light and space, which is a very important art movement that started in the 1970s; California was known for the Light and Space movement and both of these artist are young artists that are following in the footsteps in this style of work, so that’s what connect to exhibits at the same time,” Cairella Fillmore said.
Both artists in their respective galleries use architecture, light, space, movement and vibration to bring their artwork its renown.Lah’s “Lucent Shifts” which runs through Dec. 6, is open to everyone from 12-4 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, 4-8 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays and 12-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; that is also the case for the Don B. Huntley Gallery and the W. Keith & Janet Kellogg Art Gallery.
In terms of the Kellogg Art Gallery, Sasha Vom Dorp’s “15.15 Hz,” an interactive art gallery that focuses on light and sound will end its run on Oct. 18 and will be replaced with the upcoming “Somewhere In Between,” debuting Nov. 6 and running through March 17, 2019. That exhibit will specialize in artists of multiple ethnic backgrounds.
For more information, visit the Don B. Huntley Gallery and the W. Keith & Janet Kellogg Art Gallery as well as their website at the College of Environmental Design.
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