Art in Print
Plastic fantastic: Almine Rech celebrates the 1960s Light and Space Movement
An exhibition opening at Almine Rech Gallery in London this week will recall the 1960s in California, with pieces that capture that special, light-headed sense of luminosity and airiness which has made Venice Beach famous.
During the 1960s plastic was going through a revolution, not only industrially, but as a material for artists. At the same time that David Hockney was exploring his California dream in paint, a group of technologically minded artists seized upon the potential of synthetically produced resins for making evocative translucent sculptures, contributing to what is referred to as the “Light and Space Movement”.
De Wain Valentine, the organiser of the exhibition, is a member of that movement – In the last six years there have been important exhibitions devoted to the artists of the Light and Space Movement – at museums in San Diego, Berlin and Seattle, and at commercial galleries, such as the Almine Rech and David Zwirner galleries, international galleries committed to the minimalist aesthetic. Prices at the Plastic Show range from $100,000 to $2 million, the most expensive tending to be for the earliest works.
Via: The Daily Telegraph
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