Diane Rosenstein Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new sculpture by Los Angeles-based artist Gisela Colon. This exhibition – the artist’s second with the gallery – will present two large-scale Parabolic Monoliths, an evolving series of blow-molded acrylic Pods, and a new freestanding Light Slab. Gisela Colon’s sculpture is, in her words, “a pursuit of the infinite sky,” of the intangible through the material. It offers an interaction between the viewer and variable ambient light and is activated by changing environmental conditions and the viewer’s perceptual experience.
Gisela Colon (Canada, b. 1966) was raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She identifies an early influence of Venezuelan artists Jésus Rafael Soto and Carlos Cruz-Diez. While she first exhibited abstract paintings, Colon says that the writings of Donald Judd and Robert Irwin increased her interest in issues of visual perception and materiality, and led her to make sculpture. She developed a unique fabrication method of blow-molding and layering acrylics, producing wall-mounted sculptures that emanate light and color. Although her work is informed by the ideals and practices of the California Light and Space movement, the results are futuristic and transformative.