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Boise Art Museum Showcases Heather Carson's Sculpted Light

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In a museum, spotlights illuminate artwork hanging on walls or sitting on display under glass. In a new exhibit at Boise Art Museum, however, the light is the art.

Sculpted Light, now on display in the BAM Sculpture Garden, features a collection of minimalist sculptures by Los Angeles-based artist Heather Carson, who created the work using fluorescent tubes in shades of white which, when juxtaposed, seem to glow subtly pink, blue and orange. BAM Executive Director Melanie Fales praised Carson's "heavy, industrial aesthetic" and the way her work "explores the properties and nuances of color." For local modern art junkies, Carson's showcase may be a bright spot in the final days of winter—in more ways than one.