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Illuminations and Phenomena

January 14 – February 27, 2021

Anila Quayyum Agha, Hidden Diamond - Saffron, 2019, laser-cut, lacquered steel, 48 x 48 x 48 inches/122 x 122 x 122 cm
Udo Nöger, Zeit - Fliessend 4, 2019, mixed media on canvas, 40 x 56 inches/101.6 x 142.2 cm
Hiroshi Senju, Iguacu, 2008, fluorescent pigment on mulberry paper mounted on board, 108 x 167.75/275 x 426 cm
Zheng Lu, Rain, 2018, stainless steel 25.59 x 16.5 x 17.5 inches/65 x 42 x 44.5 cm
Miya Ando, 12 Seasons' Moon Phases, 2020, indigo and micronized silver on wood panel, 36 x 48 inches/91.4 x 121.9 cm
Chun Kwang Young, Aggregation 16 - JU054, 2016, mixed media with Korean mulberry paper, 59.4 x 59.4 inches/151 x 151 cm
Golnaz Fathi, Untitled, 2018, mixed media on composite with neon light, 59.1 x 43.3 inches/150 x 110 cm
Karen Knorr, Immaculate Conception, Villa D’Este, 2015, colour pigment print on Hahnemühle Fine Art Pearl Paper, 31.5 x 39.4 inches/80 x 100 cm
Ricardo Mazal, Full Circle P 11, 2020, oil on linen 48 x 64 inches/122 x 162.6 cm

Press Release

We are pleased to present painting, sculpture and photography by artists who use light as a medium. These artists draw on light’s unique properties to define form, challenge visual perceptions and create extraordinary sensory experiences.

Pakistani-American artist Anila Agha laser cuts elaborate patterns into metal to create immersive large-scale light installations. When lit from within, they cast mesmerizing floor-to-ceiling shadows that transform the surrounding environment.

Inspired by the brilliant glow of neon signs on the streets of Tokyo, New York-based Japanese painter Hiroshi Senju began uses fluorescent pigments. These cascading waterfalls appear black and white in daylight, but under ultraviolet light, fluoresce a brilliant electric blue heightening the sensation of rushing water.

London-based photographer Karen Knorr creates sumptuous, layered imagery using her keen understanding of natural light to transform historic architectural settings in Asia and Western Europe into luminous environments, where the line between reality and illusion is blurred. 

Also on view will be work by German-born artist Udo Nöger, Korean artist Chun Kwang Young, Japanese and American artist Miya Ando, and Beijing-based sculptor Zheng Lu