Sculptor Helen Pashgian Honored at 2022 LACMA Art+Film Gala

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Sculptor Helen Pashgian Honored at 2022 LACMA Art+Film Gala

Sculptor Helen Pashgian was an honoree at the 2022 LACMA Art+Film Gala held on Saturday, November 5.

LACMA's Art+Film Gala, now in its eleventh year, is co-chaired by Eva Chow and Leonardo DiCaprio, and is a star-studded and glitzy celebration that highlights the intersectionality of art and film by bringing together the two worlds.

Helen Pashgian was honored alongside filmmaker Park Chan-wook. This year's event included guests such as Elton John, Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Carey Mulligan, Billie Eilish, Heidi Klum, and Damien Chazelle. LACMA has previously honored artists such as James Turrell, Barbara Kruger, and Ed Ruscha and filmmakers such as Steven Spileberg, Martin Scorsese, and Stanley Kubrick.

Helen Pashgian is an original member of the Light and Space movement of the 1960s. In 2014, LACMA presented her first large-scale sculptural installation, “ Helen Pashgian : Light Invisible. Untitled.” The immersive installation, which is now part of LACMA’s permanent collection, consisted of 12 molded acrylic columns that filled an entire gallery. Helen Pashgian lives and works in Pasadena, and has over the years created a luminous body of work, crafting art out of reflective materials such as cast resin, fiberglass, plastic, and coated glass.