This exhibition examines the diverse ways artists use light—and the atmosphere it evokes—to explore the physical, psychological, and metaphorical possibilities of their chosen subjects. Light and Atmosphere's thirty-two works, mostly by living artists, are drawn from MAM's permanent holdings and from private collections. They include painting, photography, video, drawing, watercolor, and sculpture, all produced during the past twenty-five years, with the exception of Russian avant-garde artist Ivan Kliun’s Composition from 1922.
Recent museum acquisitions on view are Teresita Fernández’sEclipse (2002), a tesserated wall piece made from colored acrylic cubes; and Sean Scully's painting Wall of Light Rain (2003) from a series inspired by the artist's visit to Mexico. Three site-specific installations were produced for the exhibition by Ivan Toth Depeña and Mark A. Koven from Miami, and Magdalena Fernández from Caracas, Venezuela.
Christopher Bucklow, Tetrarchs (MB, CB, AF) 2001(detail)
Organized by Miami Art Museum and curated by Cheryl Hartup, associate curator. Supported by Miami Art Museum’s Annual Exhibition Fund.