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Called “one of Latin America’s Kinetic Art masters,” Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz Diez, age 85, works with the eye’s perception of color. His current exhibit at the Americas Society in New York is his first major solo show in the U.S.

The installation “Chromosaturation” features 3 white-walled rooms saturated with colored lights. The colors appear to change and blend as the viewer walks through the rooms and participates in a “direct chromatic experience.”

“Cruz Diez is considered a pioneer in the use of color as a participatory tool as well as a visionary who pushed the boundaries of art towards everyday life,” according to the website of the Americas Society.

The exhibit runs until January 2009.

Click here to read an artist profile, find out the location of the gallery, and get links to videos and a panel discussion about the work of Cruz Diez.

Check out this article from the Los Angeles Times with great photos!

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New York City has a big Venezuelan population – over 10,000 people – but it is a community that has lacked representation in the arts. Finally, the Modern Museum of Art is paying homage to the Venezuelan roots of modernism in the exhibit, “New Perspectives in Latin American Art, 1930–2006: Selections from a Decade of Acquisitions.” The exhibit features works (pictured here) by the Venezuelan painter Alejandro Otero (not to be confused with the former Mister Venezuela by the same name). Visitors can catch Otero’s eye-catching abstract collages at MOMA from November 21st to February 25th. Special gallery lectures are available on most Thursdays and Fridays.

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