Lita Albuquerque - Complex

“Lita Albuquerque: Light Carries Information”

In 2006, Lita Albuquerque planted 99 fiberglass spheres onto a surface of ice, arranging them as if they were points on a star map, for a project now known as Stellar Axis. Even though the large-scale work received international acclaim, it's unlikely you or anyone you know were able to see these works up close and personally. That's because Stellar Axis took place in Antarctica. Albuquerque and a team of artists and scientists went to the icy continent to create a “reverse sky,” a mirror of the South Pole's night sky on ice. Now, however, four photos of Albuquerque's groundbreaking installation is on view at Kohn Gallery so viewers will have a chance to experience her project through photography.