Ladder to Heaven
Ladder to Heaven

Installation View

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YAYOI KUSAMA
LADDER TO HEAVEN
 
NOW THROUGH JANUARY 9, 2016
 
NOVEMBER 19 – DECEMBER 19, 2015
 
OPENING RECEPTION THURS, NOV 19, 6–8 PM
 

Installed in a darkened gallery are Yayoi Kusama’s Ladder to Heaven and Souls burst in the air – B. Both works elaborate on themes of mirroring, infinity, reflection, and repetition, which have all been central to the artist’s work since the 1960s. Ladder to Heaven comprises a steel ladder entwined with fiber optic cable and two large circular mirrors—one above and below the ladder. The effect is that of a glowing endless path with which the viewer is encountering only one small section. Souls burst in the air is dynamic composition of nine floating spheres of varying sizes connected by a twisting, undulating course of white steel tubing that challenges the viewer’s sense of space in a manner similar to Kusama’s other installations, but experienced here in the round.