VERO BEACH - The Vero Beach Museum of Art has two current exhibits that are very much worth seeing.
Through April 25, the VBMA is featuring a fascinating exhibition by South Korean artist Chul Hyun Ahn called New Light.
Mr. Ahn uses mirrors and LED lights to create “mind-bending sculptures that conjure illusions of infinite space,” according to his description of his work. That description is accurate, but it could be simplified to “trippy.” The Atlantic magazine has described his work as “what infinity looks like.”
According to the VBMA, Mr. Ahn “creates meditations on Zen notions of the infinite and the void which distinguishes Ahn’s oeuvre from other artists working with light. His creations result in objects that look like portals extending deep into uncharted spaces.”
Put simply, Chul Hyun Ahn’s work is different from anything you have ever seen, and well worth the visit.
Also on display through May 2 is Poetry of Nature: Hudson River School Landscapes from the New York Historical Society.
The Hudson River School was a 19th century group of New York artists “grounded in the exploration of the natural world as a resource for spiritual renewal and as an expression of cultural and national identity,” according to the VBMA description of the exhibit. “The Hudson River and the varied scenery along its banks, along with the Catskill, Adirondack, and White Mountains and beyond, provided the subjects for many of their landscape paintings.”
The Poetry of Nature exhibit is comprised of 40 paintings by 25 artists organized by the New York Historical Society, New York’s oldest museum, established in 1804. The paintings were all created between 1818 and 1886.
Hours at the VBMA are Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., last admission is 4:15 p.m. Sun., 1-4 p.m., last admission is 3:45 p.m.
Admission is free for members, children 17 years and under, first responders and healthcare workers with valid ID, and active military with ID; adults: $8; seniors: $7; students with ID: $5. The last Saturday of each month is free admission for everybody.
All visitors will have a temperature check, and face masks are required for ages two and up at all times on site.
The Vero Beach Museum of Art is located at 3001 Riverside Park Dr., Vero Beach. For more information, call (772) 231-0707 or visit www.vbmuseum.org.