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Gisela Colón: Glo-Pods    Nov 2, 2013 - Jan 4, 2014

Installation View - GISELA COLÓN: GLO-PODS
Gisela Colon
Installation View - GISELA COLÓN: GLO-PODS
 
Installation View - GISELA COLÓN: GLO-PODS
Gisela Colon
Installation View - GISELA COLÓN: GLO-PODS
 
 
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Artist Walk-Through and Dialogue: Saturday, November 2, from 5:30 - 6pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 2, from 6 - 8pm

“Colon’s rapid evolution in the context of Perceptualismi, however, has been a process not of mere emulation, but of considered exploration. And it has yielded artworks that, no matter how rigorously they illumine Perceptualist principles, do not look as if any other Perceptualist made them.” – Peter Frank, June 2013

Quint Contemporary Art (QCA) is pleased to present GISELA COLÓN: GLO-PODS, a solo exhibition of sculptural wall-mounted work by Gisela Colón. This is the first solo exhibition at QCA for the artist. The exhibition opens on Saturday, November 2nd with an artist led walkthrough and dialogue from 5:30 to 6PM, followed by a public reception from 6 to 8PM.

Colón’s sculptures investigate the properties of light in solid form and luminescent color through the use of industrial plastic materials. The Glo-Pods body of work, meticulously created through a proprietary fabrication process of blow-molding and layering acrylic, mark Colón as part of the next generation of Southern Californian artists using light as an exploratory medium. The light appearing to emanate from the objects is only an illusion based on color and form. Colón's use of amorphous and organic shapes, along with asymmetrical lines, and light-reflecting/radiating media make her objects appear to pulsate with energy. Simultaneously, the work appears to both actively materialize and dissolve into the surrounding environment, allowing the experience of pure color and form in space.

In analyzing the idea of objecthood that has become so inconsequential to Light and Space artistsii, Colón states: “I determined a new class of objects as an answer to this problem, and set two rules for myself in creating such new objects: first, they need to look organic, even alive, in some way; and second, they need to engage light internally without the use of any artificial light source.”

Gisela Colón’s work has been exhibited in national and international venues. Colón’s work can be found in the permanent collection of the Museum of Art & History in Lancaster, CA and in several private collections. Colón’s artwork was selected for the 2008 Awards Exhibition of the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach, CA. Colón grew up in Puerto Rico and currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

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