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Just In: Mary Corse’s Microspheres

September 24, 2020

After first creating sculptural works of Plexiglas and fluorescent light bulbs, Light and Space artist Mary Corse pivoted to painting in 1968. Her “light paintings” incorporate tiny glass beads — “microspheres” — onto acrylic surfaces, as in this untitled 2001 work just arrived to the LAMA showroom.

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Just In: Larry Bell

December 20, 2019

With early aspirations of working as a Disney animator, a young Larry Bell first pursued abstract oil painting at the Chouinard Art Institute. His work was largely informed by Abstract Expressionism until he began taking classes from artists such as Robert Irwin, who revealed to him an artistic process free from utilitarian constraints.

Prismatic Painter Mary Corse

February 22, 2015

Lot 95, Mary Corse, Untitled (White, Black, Blue Double Arch), 2000

Light and Space artist Mary Corse developed her own methods of capturing fluctuating light, changing perspectives, and dynamic surfaces in paintings. She applied small glass beads, called “microspheres,” to paint before brushing the mixture onto prepped canvases, creating a prism-like effect. Corse explains: “… my paintings are not reflective! [… ] They create a prism that brings the surface into view. I like that because it brings the viewer into the light as well.” A dynamic example of one of her “prismatic” paintings goes to auction March 1.

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