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Exhibition Opening Reception | Anne Labovitz: The Blue Hour at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library

November 17, 2023 @ 6:30 pm

Image of Anne Labovits work titled The Blue Hour.

Inspired by the blue cast of twilight, Anne Labovitz uses light and its profound meanings in various contexts as the central construct of The Blue Hour. Small libraries, illuminated windows, and Tyvek sculptures explore physical and metaphorical luminosity, color, and materiality, inviting visitors to experience serenity and emergent energy. Labovitz aims to respond to today’s world by challenging isolation, loneliness, and disconnection through activating color and light in large-scale works.
“Light and color are connected and are central tenets in my artistic practice and are often what engages viewers at first glance,” she says. “In a world that can be dark, there is something undeniably captivating about the allure of light. But what does it mean for something to be luminous? Luminosity, at its core, is the quality of radiating or reflecting light. These works were created specifically for the Athenaeum to provide viewers a moment of pause, contemplation, and awe.” Local context and creating connections with others are elements embodied in the artist’s creative process and public interventions.

Exhibition Events:

  • Public Opening Reception: Friday, November 17, 6:30–8:30 PM. Free.
  • Music Activation with William Gamble—Saturday, November 18: 4:30 PM. Free.
  • Artist Talk—Thursday, December 14: 6 PM Reception; 6:30 PM Lecture. Tickets: $15/$20/$5.
  • Gallery Walk-through with the Artist—Saturday, January 13, 2024: 11 AM. Free.