Gifted by Huddie Ryland Behrens and Amy Behrens
Helen Pashgian (b. 1934)
In the 1960s, Helen Pashgian was an early pioneer of and central figure in the Light and Space movement in Southern California where she currently lives and works. She employs industrial materials to produce sculptural works that manipulate light, utilizing light itself as a medium. S+T is one of a series of transitional works from the 1970s and 1980s during which Pashgian experimented with new materials and developed resin recipes. This work was produced using a series of thin resin molds and resin pours to slowly build up its translucent surface, resulting in an effect that hovers between painterly and photographic. Langson IMCA’s collection includes five other works by Pashgian spanning the 1960s through 2010s.
Year acquired: 2021