HELEN PASHGIAN: PRESENCES OPENING WEEKEND EVENTS
1606 Paseo de Peralta
Helen Pashgian: Presences Public Opening and Helen Pashgian: Spheres and Lenses, book singing
November 19, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public
As part of SITE Santa Fe’s opening weekend for the exhibition of Helen Pashgian: Presences, the first solo presentation of the artist in New Mexico, Helen Pashgian will be in conversation with David Chickey, publisher & creative director of Radius Books. Signed books will be available for sale in curated: The Store at SITE Santa Fe following the conversation. Music will begin at 6:00 p.m. with food from Jesushi and custom cocktails from Rolling Still Distillery.
Awash in the Airlight: The Light of LA and the Art Movement It Helped to Spawn, a talk with Lawrence Weschler
November 20, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
What was it about Southern California in the sixties and seventies that helped to spawn the distinctive Light and Space movement in which Helen Pashgian was to play such an important part? Some have suggested the surfing culture, or the car culture, or the proximity to Hollywood and the aerospace industry, or the distance from all the pressures and orthodoxies of the art scenes in Europe and New York—and conversely the exposure to wafting Pacific and Asian influences. All of which clearly apply. But in addition, renowned author Lawrence Weschler will also consider certain seminal qualities in the Light of LA itself.
My Life in Art with Helen Pashgian, interviewed by Michael Govan
November 20, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Helen Pashgian will be in conversation with Michael Govan, the CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).