On View at the Getty Center: Pacific Standard Time: Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture, 1950-1970
Sculptors in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s approached the quality of their plastics, resins, industrial pigments and coating methods with particularity and expertise. They familiarized themselves with the relevant technology and participated in the processes of manufacture. In many cases, artists like Frederick Eversley even extended material processes beyond the scope reached by industry. Eversley, a trained engineer, pioneered methods of casting liquid plastic centrifugally in order to create polished parabolic and concave sculptures in vivid hues. As with other artists associated with the Light and Space movement, Eversley was interested in the phenomenological aspects of his works. In his manipulations of light, color, and form, he sought to affect the optical, physical, and psychological experience of the viewer.