Past Exhibitions

Installation view of "Gisela Colon: Pods" at Daum Museum.

Gisela Colon: Pods

September 29 - December 16, 2018

Los Angeles-based artist Gisela Colon is well regarded for her meticulously fabricated, glowingly iridescent wall sculptures, referred to as “pods.” These are large-scale, three-dimensional, non-representational objects, asymmetrical and biomorphic in shape, with perfectly smooth surfaces. The sculptures are made from blow-molded acrylic plastic, laminated and layered with iridescent and fluorescent pigments. They provide a perceptual …

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Installation view of "The LA Look: Selections from the Collection."

The LA Look: Selections from the Collection

September 15 - December 16, 2018

By the mid-1960s, Los Angeles had become the locus of a loosely structured art movement, referred to variously as Light and Space, Finish Fetish, or California minimalism. This art form was concerned primarily with how geometric shapes and the use of light could affect the environment and perception of the viewer. The artists employed space-age …

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Matt Rahner, "Fair Man, #1, with Chicken," 2017, photograph.

Matt Rahner: Fair Pictures

June 29 - September 2, 2018

As artist-in-residence at the 2017 Missouri State Fair, photographer Matt Rahner turned his lens not on the prize-winning livestock, baked good, or homegrown produce, but on a bumper-crop of fair attendees. Rahner states, “I am constantly seeking out found situations that possess an inherent psychological complexity.” Here he has compiled a series of candid portraits …

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Carol Fleming, United Forest, 2001