Vantage Point by Ya La’Ford
January 10, 2020 - April 2, 2020
Pompano Beach Cultural Center Art Gallery
Installation artist Ya Laford is best known for her signature use of wall-to-wall recurring geometric patterns including her highly regarded infusion of hypnotizing LED luminaries returns to South Florida’s Pompano Beach Cultural Arts Center activating the exhibition space with a large-scale installation to debit new virtual reality installations along with geometric sculptures relishing in abstract forms, imagery and reflections. Laford’s work finds serenity through interconnecting lines, which to her represents a metaphorical journey to communicate humanity’s unseen experiences echoed through diverse but shared accounts. Through La’ford’s work, she finds interest in the role geometry plays in the physical experience and material worlds while the synchronicity of the universe is determined by certain mathematical constants which express themselves in the form of patterns and cycles in nature.
Vantage Point exhibit will feature a new selection of imposing, welded-steel geometric installations, corresponding to the twin mural installation culminating from La’ford 1-year Pompano Beach arts residency. The exhibition also includes several illustrative works on canvas, which La’ford relates to the realized and theoretical manifestations of visual compositions that provide viewers with an encounter of coded languages in geometric form. La’ford has juxtaposed visual sensations she delves in place of community interactions among the Collier Community and organized geometric paths to interplay from a different vantage point. Vantage Point will explore and adjust the angle in which the viewer processes and experiences communities and artwork. In Vantage Point , you will find the visual rhythmic composition of Collier Community, an intellectual exercise aligned with reinterpreting our aesthetic geometric form, space, video and sound.
On view: January 10 – April 2, 2020
Opening Reception: Friday, January 10, 6pm-9pm