Ahead of her first solo museum survey exhibition we visited Mary Corse in her studio in Topanga Canyon, California. Corse emerged in the mid-1960s as one of the few women associated with the West Coast Light and Space movement. She has a deep fascination with perception and with the possibility that light itself could serve as both a subject and material of art. Unlike her contemporaries who turned to sculptural and environmental projects, Corse approaches the question of light through painting. She engages with the tropes of modernist painting while charting her own course through studies in quantum physics and investigations into pioneering painting materials. Mary Corse: A Survey in Light runs from June 8 through November 25, 2018.
A 30-second online art project:
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