light and space art

Artist Spotlight: Mary Corse

October 8, 2019

Artist Spotlight: Mary Corse

One of the few women recognized as a Light and Space artist in the 1960s, Mary Corse developed a signature vocabulary for the exploration of perception and experience within her works.

Read more about Mary Corse in advance of the October 20, 2019 Modern Art & Design Auction.

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Light & Space

October 5, 2015

Light and Space

It has always been a mission of Los Angeles Modern Auctions to foster the market of artists from Southern California. In the October 11 auction we are pleased to present an array of luminous artwork from LA-based Light and Space artists. The sunlight, sunsets, and atmosphere of the area inspired a number of artists starting in the sixties and seventies. They incorporate sensory phenomena in their work by altering natural light, or using artificial light, or creating with translucent, transparent or reflective materials. In a way, you can say that as artists they’re throwbacks to an earlier time. Such artists are sensitive to subtle changes in the air and shifts in the quality of light–its mutability as it is reflected or refracted, and passes through material. On offer will be outstanding lots by Peter Alexander, Mary Corse, John McCracken, and De Wain Valentine.

Light and Space Artist Peter Alexander Gives Shape to Sea and Sky

December 11, 2014

 Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Los Angeles Modern Auctions is pleased to offer two early sculptures from Light and Space artist Peter Alexander, Wedge with Puff (1968) and Green Sphere (Box) (1967), in the upcoming March 1, 2015 Modern Art & Design Auction. An avid surfer since the age of 13, Alexander captures in his cast polyester resin sculptures the ephemeral effects of the Southern California sea, sky, and sunlight. The lots on offer are prime examples of the work that led Alexander to prominence in the Los Angeles art world shortly after graduating art school in the 1960s, and both were acquired at the time directly from the artist.