work in oil paint, acrylics or pastels, but for English artist Bruce
Munro, the medium is light: Big, bright, electrifying light that
Inside the Villa, a historic stained-glass window will be illuminated
to create an illusion of movement, while cascading tendrils
of tiny lights suspended from the ceiling—entitled Montalvo Light
Shower—will be installed in the Solarium.
Blanketing the Great Lawn, Silver Sea, consisting of more than
4,000 illuminated stems, will be glowing in the moonlight. The
stems are grouped by color and will serve as a stunning introduction
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to the rest of the show.
took various jobs as a lighting designer. Although this phase of
his life was “pragmatic, a way of feeding a family,” it did have a
lasting impact on his choice to utilize light in his artwork. “The
art one creates is a reflection of one’s life,” he notes.
For the coming exhibition, Munro (with the help of volunteers)
installed four works that have been shown in previous locations,
along with six pieces that draw inspiration from past installations.
Those six pieces but have been reimagined to relate specifically
to Montalvo’s unique property, and to directly connect with the
staggers the senses and illuminates the mind.
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