Leo Villareal at the Nevada Museum of Art

Some pictures I took yesterday of the new exhibit at the Nevada Museum of Art.

Leo Villareal ~ Animating Light

Leo Villareal is the most prominent light sculptor of his generation. In 1997, he abandoned his work with interactive television and began creating sculptures in which he combined strobe lights, neon, and most recently, LED bulbs activated by the artist’s own custom-made software.

The magic of Villareal’s work lies in its sequencing. Thousands of tiny white LEDs may resemble a starry night as seen in a planetarium, while tubes of colored LEDs masked by a diffuser are like a Monet painting of water lilies set in motion. His hypnotic and exhilarating light sculptures will be appreciated by both the young and old, experienced and inexperienced art viewers, students of both the arts and sciences, and engineers who will be tempted to analyze the artist’s algorithms.

I took pictures with my Blackberry Torch…if I would have known that we were allowed to take pictures of this exhibit I would have brought my real camera! I’m definitely going back!

Love the Big Bang…so many colors, so many patterns!

7 thoughts on “Leo Villareal at the Nevada Museum of Art

  1. We were there on the 5th. Really neat stuff. Just for you I’m going to post a phone photo on the Daily Cup of Sunny Jo blog. PS did you happen to see our daughter’s exhibit? The wrong side of Reno? Sunday was it’s last day.

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