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An Artist’s Glimpse: Helen Pashgian

Gain new insight into the exhibition and the history of California art with our series of special guest speakers.

This ‘Artist’s Glimpse’ will feature California Artist Helen Pashgian. Each artist has a piece in the First Glimpse: Introducing The Buck Collection exhibition on display from Sept. 29, 2018 – Jan. 5, 2019.

Moderated by: Stephen Barker, Executive Director of UCI IMCA

Date: Thursday, Dec. 6
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: UCI Winifred Smith Hall (directions). Parking is available for $2 per hour at the Mesa Parking Structure.


About Helen Pashgian

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Helen Pashgian is a pioneer and pre-eminent member of the Light and Space movement. Her signature forms include columns, discs and spheres in delicate and rich coloration, often with an isolate element appearing suspended, embedded or encased within. Developed through innovative applications of industrial epoxies, plastics and resins, Pashgian’s semi-translucent surfaces seem to filter and contain illumination. Activated by light, these sculptures resonate in form and spatiality both inner and outer.

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Image: M. Helen Pashgian, “Blue Secret,” 1994, Industrial epoxy resin in acrylic frame, 35 3/4 x 25 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches, The Buck Collection at the UCI Institute and Museum for California Art, © M. Helen Pashgian Aug 6, 2018

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About the Exhibition

UCI proudly offers a First Glimpse of The Buck Collection, part of the emerging Institute and Museum for California Art. Acquired by Newport Beach developer and eclectic collector Gerald Buck, the 3,300 artworks by California artists span a broad range of genres and media. This exhibition, held at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, reveals just over fifty works of Abstract Classicism, Expressionism, Assemblage, California Funk, Light and Space, and those defying definition. The exhibition presents California as a crucible of creativity and its artists as pioneering new movements, altering historical courses, and following powerful individual vision.

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