LAYER: A Loose Horizon

By Pasadena Museum of California Art

"Layer: A Loose Horizon" occupied the Museum lobby, culminating in an impressive sculptural installation reaching across the building's façade. While software and digital fabrication have become indispensable elements of architectural design, enabling greater complexity of forms, artists Lisa Little and Emily White challenge the ability of these tools to render environments that truly engage the visitor. 

LAYER: A Loose Horizon (2012) by LAYERPasadena Museum of California Art

Their intervention began at the façade, where the installation was first evident, extending out from the second floor open-air window.

LAYER: A Loose Horizon (2012) by LAYERPasadena Museum of California Art

LAYER: A Loose Horizon (2012) by LAYERPasadena Museum of California Art

The low-relief, web-like structure played with depth, proportion, and interiority as it bridged the exterior of the Museum with the interior space of the lobby.

LAYER: A Loose Horizon (2012) by LAYERPasadena Museum of California Art

Upon entering the lobby, the visitor experienced the installation's continuation into the lobby as shapes reaching across the space, evoking the sense that one was being enveloped by the façade.

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"LAYER: A Loose Horizon," June 3–October 14, 2012, Pasadena Museum of California Art, photo © 2012 Art Gray and Amanda Stirn

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