Larry Bell became known for his investigations into intangible perceptual phenomena in the 1960s. Bell achieves complex visual effects, creating objects that absorb, transmit, and reflect light. His work is in public collections throughout the world, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo; Art Institute of Chicago; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Los Angeles County Museum; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Tate Gallery, London; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Although he is often associated with movements in Los Angeles art, Craig Kauffman's work was always informed by a broad historical knowledge of European painting and Asian art. Often working in series, Kauffman continued to explore unorthodox supports for painting during the 1970s, 80s and 90s. Using materials ranging from fiberglass to silk, Kauffman always maintained a sensuous, high-key use of color. During a six decade career, he has continued to exhibit both in the U. S. and abroad, and most recently in Los Angeles at the Frank Lloyd Gallery. Kauffman's work will be the subject of an exhibition at Sprüth Magers in Berlin during May and June of 2016.
The influence of Peter Voulkos on the field of ceramic art and sculpture is hard to overstate—Roberta Smith described the magnitude of his impact when she wrote "few artists have changed a medium as markedly or as single-handedly as Mr. Voulkos." Voulkos is often credited with contributing to the demolition of the traditional hierarchies between fine arts and craft. His work as an innovator, teacher, and colleague inspired generations of ceramists to push boundaries and find liberation in their medium.