Running Jan. 21 to March 21, “Inner Eye” pulls from the movement spawned in Southern California during the 1960s by artists such as Larry Bell, John McCracken and Mary Corse. Their works captured the diffused atmosphere and glowing light of the city, ultimately preserving the city’s counter-culture era luminosity through color, light and space.
Over half a century later, Maddox Gallery presents a unique opportunity to witness two female artists from different generations and locales who continue to explore how the study of color, light and space alter our perceptions and heighten our awareness of self. It describes the experience as transformative— that the works of Patine and Muller become conduits bridging the visible to the invisible, tangible to the intangible, the finite to the infinite.
A prominent member of the Southern California-based Light and Space Movement, Pastine’s laborious, yet ethereal works have made her renowned for her minimalist color field paintings. With a focus on the relativity of space, color and light, she reduces color to its most elementary form.
“My work is focused on the austerity of the three complementary color systems which, although seemingly finite, access limitless possibilities,” Pastine said.
Muller, a Luxembourg-based artist, more specifically creates conceptual sculptural arrangements that interrogate the coexistence of human self-image and vanity. Her work combines mirrors, light, sound and found objects to prompt people to reflect internally and focus on wider questions of seeing, representation and identity.
“Through the materials I am using, I am trying to create a reflective multiverse,” Muller added. “I want to bring mystical vision into the physical world.”
Pastine and Muller join a legendary list of talent exhibited by Maddox Gallery. In the past, the international art powherhouse has exhibited the works of The Connor Brothers, Bradley Theodore, Joseph Klibansky, Banksy, KAWS, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring at its various, worldwide locations.
Maddox Gallery is located at 8811 Beverly Blvd. 90048.