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Iridescence: Juried Competition

Iridescence: Juried Competition

Universe Gallery

August 10, 2021 - July 31, 2022

Iridescence is found throughout the natural world, on butterfly wings, fish scales, bird features, and also in man-made materials such as paint, fabric, and plastic. A captivating sight, iridescence is still being studied by scientists today who seek to further understand the interaction between light, movement, and microscopic structures that is responsible for iridescence. Similarly, artists are exploring iridescence to discover new ways to incorporate the rainbow-like phenomenon into their work. 

For this reason, the Louisiana Art & Science Museum selected iridescence as the theme of its first juried competition in several decades. Artists from all over the world submitted works of art that were inspired by or created using iridescent materials. Juror Bradley Sumrall, Curator of the Collection for the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, curated Iridescence: Juried Competition from over 300 works of art, thoughtfully considering the materials, influences, and artistic merit of each submission.

Click here to explore the online component of this exhibition: virtual-lasm.org/iridescence

All images are courtesy of the artists.