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.
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.