ECHOES: Universal Signals

On View July 22 through July 31

The Chihuly Collection will be closing its doors on Beach Drive August 1, but not without one last exciting experience for art lovers.

Ya La’ford presents ECHOES: Universal Signals, a new large-scale interactive installation and new body of work highlighting the relationship between light, sound, and space opening Friday, July 22. La’ford is a painter, installation muralist and a social practice artist, as well as a professor who exhibits her work nationally and internationally.  Her acclaimed, large-scale paintings are layered with richly textured paint and embedded with thick, painterly geometric lines interconnecting through space and color.

La’ford resides in St. Petersburg, but divides her time between the local art scene and that of her birthplace, Bronx, NY.

ECHOES: Universal Signals is a solo exhibition of golden infused geometric labyrinths on mirror, canvas and sculpture. This exhibit references La’ford’s signature linear and cyclical geometric labyrinths as a journey to explore metaphysical relationships between light, sound and space. The interactive sculpture installation scales the wall and highlights LED luminaries with an embedded sound instrument and mallet echoing vibrant and hollow tones when struck.  The exhibit also includes an audio element featuring St. Petersburg poet laureate Helen Pruitt Wallace. 

Click here to learn more about Ya Levy La'ford

The Chihuly Collection will be open with normal business hours through July 31. The relocation will start immediately, with a Grand Re-Opening scheduled for October 2016 on Central Avenue.

The new location, 720 Central Avenue, will be adjacent to the Morean Arts Center and will include an exhibition space and approximately 4,200 square feet of outdoor space.


Opening Night Party

Friday, July 22
FREE (no admittance to the main galleries)

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