Liberal Studies Professor Announces New Exhibit Opening in New York

November 30, 2022

Maya NY

A new exhibit featuring artwork by Liberal Studies Assistant Professor Maya Stovall is currently on display at Analog Diary in Beacon, New York until January 22.

The “Clear and Present” group exhibition is a collection of work that explores the ongoing legacy of the Light and Space movement, which originated in Southern California in the early 1960s. Light and Space artists engage in unconventional media including light, space and shadows to create revolutionary visual designs.

Included in the show is Stovall’s largescale neon work entitled, “A _____ That Defies Gravity, no. 60-69,” part of the sculptural abstraction series from her “Neon Theatre” project illuminating critical historical moments in neon lights.   

“The Light and Space movement has helped inform my approach to materiality and concept in my work,” said Stovall. “I think of illumination as a process that could be practical, abstract, or some degree of both. In this neon sculptural abstraction, I am compelled by the possibilities in exploring those entanglements. It’s an honor to be included in this exhibition.”

Additional artists featured in the exhibition include Peter Alexander, Larry Bell, Liz Deschenes, Alteronce Gumby, Ann Veronica Janssens, Helen Pashgian and Alyson Shotz.

For more information, visit www.analogdiary.art/shows/clear-and-present.