Last night, I attended the opening for Helen Pashgian’s Columns and Wall Sculptures show at Ace Gallery. There has been much written on this artist and a lot to appreciate. I’ll leave Google and Wikipedia to inform you about her.
When lighted from above, Pashgian’s columns emanated a soft glow that not only brought them to life, but also revealed the simple genius of the construction. Considering that they look like large frosty glass vases that you could get from DWR or even Ikea, I found the floor and ceiling layout to be effective in setting the mood that many night clubs and after-hours lounges aspire to. Indeed, the crowd found the ambience perfect for imbibing in free booze and engaging in conversation.
Upon reflection, standing in that room was both calming and inspirational. Even if it was just for a moment, I did find myself focused on the colors and forgetting about reality. Perhaps, that is the reason for these sculptures’ existance, to stir the imagination and transport one to a mental place of peace, or maybe I just suffer from inattentive ADHD.
Anyways, the opening was okay. My main complaint is that the line to get alcohol was a bit too long. … Continue Reading