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Illuminations and Phenomena

January 14 – February 27, 2021

Anila Quayyum Agha, Shimmering Mirage, 2016, lacquered steel and halogen bulb, 36 x 36 x 36 inches/91.4 x 91.4 x 91.4 cm
Sebastião Salgado, The eastern part of the Brooks Range, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, USA, 2009, gelatin silver print, 24 x 35 inches/61 x 88.9 cm
Udo Nöger, Zeit - Fliessend 5, 2019, mixed media on canvas, 56 x 40 inches/142.2 x 101.6 cm
Hiroshi Senju, Iguacu, 2008, fluorescent pigment on mulberry paper mounted on board, 108 x 167.75/275 x 426 cm
Zheng Lu, Airily Surging, 2019, stainless steel, 49.2 x 35.4 x 51.2 inches/125 x 90 x 130 cm
Miya Ando, 12 Months Clouds grid, 2020, ink on aluminum composite, 39.75 x 53 x 2 inches/101 x 134.6 x 5.1 cm
Chun Kwang Young, Aggregation 17 - MA028 (Dream 7), 2017, mixed media with Korean mulberry paper, 59.4 x 59.4 inches/151 x 151 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
Illuminations and Phenomena
Illuminations and Phenomena
Illuminations and Phenomena
Illuminations and Phenomena
Illuminations and Phenomena
Illuminations and Phenomena
Illuminations and Phenomena

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 using 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