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Alumni to Debut New Installation at Pasadena Museum

A new installation by SCI-Arc faculty member Emily White (M.Arch2 ‘06) and alumna Lisa Little (M.Arch2 ‘06) of Los Angeles-based LAYER will be on view in the Loose Horizon exhibition opening June 2 at the Pasadena Museum of California Art.

A Loose Horizon │ LAYER │ Pasadena Museum of California Art

Creeping up the front of the museum building, the installation explores the threshold between perception and logic and continues the trajectory of exciting, viewer-driven installations on which Layer has been establishing its name. While software and digital fabrication have become indispensable elements of architectural design, enabling greater complexity of forms, the artists of LAYER challenge the ability of these tools to render environments that truly engage the visitor.

The installation is first evident on the façade of the building, extending out from the second floor open-air window. The low-relief, web-like structure plays with depth, proportion and interiority as it bridges the exterior of the museum with the interior space of the lobby. Upon entering the lobby, visitors will encounter the installation from its other side, and experience its continuation into the lobby as a series of shapes reaching across the space, evoking the sense that one is being enveloped by the façade.

LAYER’s Loose Horizon is part of this year's public programming to celebrate the Pasadena Museum’s 10-year anniversary. Its opening reception is scheduled Saturday, June 2, 7-9pm; $5 admission fee required, with free entry for PMCA members. Installation remains on view through October 14.

The Pasadena Museum of California Art is located at 495 E. Colorado Blvd.

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