The City of Irvine announces the opening of its latest art exhibition at the Great Park Gallery: Phillip K. Smith III: Shared Light. The exhibition runs Sunday, May 29, to Sunday, August 28. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held Sunday, May 29, 1 to 3 p.m. The exhibition, opening, and parking are free and open to the public.
From his studio in the Southern California desert, Phillip K. Smith III creates light-based work that draws upon ideas of space, color, environment, and change. Smith is known for his large-scale public installations that have been exhibited both nationally and internationally.
Collected by museums and clients around the world and featured in hundreds of online and print publications, his notable installations include Lucid Stead in Joshua Tree, California; Reflection Field and Portals at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival; Detroit Skybridge in Detroit, Michigan; Open Sky in Milan, Italy; and his most recent project Parallel Perpendicular in West Hollywood, California. Phillip K. Smith III: Shared Light gives viewers an inside look at the impact of large-scale public art in shared spaces and the power of light in the public realm through 3D model displays, photographic documentation, video, and narrative.
Great Park is located at 8000 Great Park Blvd., in Irvine. Great Park Gallery hours are Thursdays and Fridays, noon–4 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. For more information, visit yourgreatpark.org/arts or call 949-724-6247.