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Artbound

Light & Space

In a world filled with noise, distractions and chaos, a number of artists seek to push the boundaries of perception and experience. The Light and Space movement of the 1960s explored minimalism with a uniquely Californian spin — with a keen attention to the interaction of light and space. Crucially, the materials these artists relied on to create these perceptual experiences emerged from the postwar aerospace industry and its advances. Robert Irwin, Larry Bell, and Helen Pashgian continue to work today to create work that asks viewers to question how they experience and perceive their world and the phenomenal.

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Laura Aguilar, Grounded #111 , 2006 | Courtesy of the artist and the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center. © Laura Aguilar
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No Trespassing: A Survey of Environmental Art

Throughout its history, the natural beauty of California has inspired artists from around the world. Today, as artists continue to engage with California’s environment, they echo and critique earlier art practices that represent nature in California.
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Artbound | La Raza

In East L.A. during the 1960s and 1970s, a group of young activists used creative tools like writing and photography as a means for community organizing, providing a platform for the Chicano Movement.