On view at the Los Angeles gallery Kayne Griffin Corcoran is Surface to Air: Los Angeles Artists of the ‘60s and the Materials that they used, curated by Robert Dean, editor of Edward Ruscha: Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings. The show focuses on Los Angeles artists during the 1960s manipulating light and spatial relationships by means of surface effects and finishes. They employed new materials and fabrication techniques from industries as diverse as aerospace and surfboard manufacturing, but always specific to the environs of Southern California.
Formerly a warehouse, this gallery boasts tall ceilings capped with pyramidal coffers which allow the natural light to move throughout— appropriate for an exhibition that investigates these characteristics. For instance, the Robert Irwin cast acrylic Column (1970) set next to the wall-sized window ricocheted light, interacting and relating with the surrounding works. The exhibition is on view through July 5th; I highly recommend a visit.