ART REVIEW: Light, Sight, Sound and Space meet the Road – Cheryl Calleri and Thekla Hammond’s ‘Continua in Light’ present a hypnotic video installation at the Westmont Museum of Art

In its young life, barely a year-and-a-half in the line of museological duty, the Westmont Museum of Art — the most exciting new Santa Barbara art space in years — is inherently engaged in laying out a series of “firsts” in the new venue. At present, the “first” in question is a hypnotic sight/sound installation work, qualifying as the first singular installation taking over the space, and transforming it in the service of the artists’ spatial-sensory-musical vision. Entering into the museum’s darkened main gallery, we become enveloped in the sight/sound experience poetically and properly titled “Continua in Light,” created by Bay Area artists Cheryl Calleri and Thekla Hammond. For the exhibition opening last Thursday, a dance element was interwoven in the work, choreographed by Westmont Dance professor Erlyne Whiteman and performed by Westmont dance students. more

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