Larry Bell is widely known as a Southern California “Light and Space” artist. Few people know, however, that Bell has lived and worked in Taos, New Mexico since 1973.
See highlights from the 2017 Whitney Biennial, which opens to the public later this week.
MIAMI — Since Art Basel’s Miami Beach fair set down its roots over a decade ago, Miami Art Week has become a cacophony of satellite fairs and events jam-packing the international art circuit’s calendar for the first week of December.
LONDON — To note that Larry Bell was a player in the California-based movement Light and Space does not prepare you for his latest show in London.
Earlier this week I posted a review of MCASD’s current show Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface. Reading this, you might have thought, “Cool! Perceptual deprivation! Now I’ll know what it was like doing LSD in the 1960s and 1970s without worrying about passing a drug test at work!” Which is all well and good. But you also might have wondered, beyond the entertainment factor, why should you care. What exactly is the Light and Space movement and why is it important?