November 24, 2011

helen pashgian: columns and wall sculptures



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helen pashgian (born 1934) was born in pasadena, california, and completed her undergraduate work at pomona college before heading to boston university for her master’s degree. she returned to the los angeles area in the 1960s and joined a number of artists in exploring the artistic possibilities of industrial materials, such as plastics and resins. pashgian focused on cast resin, creating intimately scaled, translucent objects that incorporate vibrant colors and precisely finished surfaces. the perception of these works shifts as the viewer moves around them, and they seem at times to be solid forms and at others to be dissolving into space.
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