Lumonics Then & Now: A Retrospective of Light-Based Sculpture by Dorothy & Mel Tanner
January 13th - March 24, 2017MOA's Indoor Gallery
About the Exhibition
MOA is pleased to announce Then & Now: A Retrospective of Light-Based Sculpture by Dorothy & Mel Tanner. This is the first ever retrospective exhibition of Dorothy and Mel Tanner. Join us at the opening reception of this spectacular exhibition on January 13th from 6-10pm. The opening will include hors d’oeuvres and libations and will feature live music mixing by DJ Buddha Bomb.Dorothy and Mel Tanner began their luminal art in the 1960s, adding the elements of live projection, electronics and music to create a multi-sensory experience they call “Lumonics.” The intention is to deeply affect people on physical, emotional, and spiritual levels and foster a sense of relaxation and well-being. Since the passing of Mel Tanner in 1993, Dorothy collaborates with long-time associate, Marc Billard, creating electronic music and video, continuing to build the Lumonics experience.
“Their artwork is unlike anything we have seen,” says MOA President and Executive Director, Cynthia Madden Leitner. “There is something about illuminated sculpture that is incredibly alluring and we know that our patrons will enjoy this unique exhibition immensely.”
Since Mel’s passing in 1993, Dorothy has continued experimenting with a vast array of media, she has found Plexiglas to be the most rewarding. It is a material that she sculpts, paints, sandblasts, bakes and shapes. Some are wall sculptures, some free-standing or mobiles, while others are water sculptures. Light is an intrinsic element of the art form. LEDs have been the primary source of lighting the works in recent years.
More information about the artwork of Dorothy and Mel Tanner can be found at Lumonics.Net.
The exhibition will be on display at MOA’s indoor galleries through March 24, 2017.
This exhibition is FREE and open to the public thanks to the generous support of the City of Englewood and the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).
Exhibition Reviews & Press-
The Denver Post and One Good Eye by Ray Mark Rinaldi
Westword by Michael Paglia
ArtBeat Magazine by Wendy Pitton
5280 Magazine by Abbey White
Littleton Independent by Sonya Ellingboe
Westword: 100 Colorado Creatives by Susan Froyd
Denver Life Magazine by Hayley Woodward
Independent Review by Todd Siler
Heather Longway Photography