Norman Zammitt: Gradations

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Where

Main Museum

When

February 17, 2024 – October 7, 2024

Where

Main Museum

When

February 17, 2024 – October 7, 2024

As a pioneer of the Light and Space movement, artist Norman Zammitt (1931-2007) extensively explored color relationships and geometric patterns through his abstract paintings and sculptures.

Beginning in the mid-1960s, Zammitt produced an innovative series of transparent sculptures made of painted sheets of glass and acrylic plastic. These layered constructions led to his experiments during the mid-1970s through the 1980s creating paintings with neatly defined bands of sequential colors.

While investigating different approaches to mixing and arranging colors, he developed a mathematical method of blending hues based on logarithmic progressions. This exhibition features examples of the artist’s rigorously composed hard-edge band paintings as well as his looser, more spontaneous “fractal” paintings inspired by chaos theory.


Exhibition curated by Sharrissa Iqbal, Associate Curator, Modern & Contemporary Art, Palm Springs Art Museum.

Norman Zammitt, Triptych XI, 1992, acrylic on canvas, 132 x 252 inches, Collection of Palm Springs Art Museum, gift of Marilyn and William Lasarow, 10-1998a-c.

Tour Information

Join our museum docents for a 1-hour guided tour of Norman Zammitt: Gradations. Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in at the Admissions Desk.

Thursday
11:00 a.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m.
Sunday
3:00 p.m.

*subject to the availability of our volunteer Docents

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