updated 10/6/2010 5:46:10 PM ET 2010-10-06T21:46:10

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 6, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), in partnership with the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, announces a new exhibition at The Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) titled Dappled Light by Los Angeles-based artist Ken Marsh in collaboration with architect Roger Bennett showcasing site-specific work consisting of colored lenses supported by wires that project and reflect multihued shapes and shadows, welcoming international travelers in their transition between terminals.

The exhibition is on view in the Customs Hall on the arrivals level, for ticketed international travelers until February 18, 2011.

A field of multi-colored eyeglass lenses mounted to varying lengths of wire reflects and scatters light from light fixtures inside the display case, creating shimmering effects. Small fans were added to create movement, mimicking a gentle breeze. 

The installation was inspired by the camera obscura, the precursor to the modern camera. The camera obscura requires a darkened enclosure and an external light source; the light passes through a pin-hole opening and projects an image of the surroundings onto a surface.  Using a similar approach, the exhibition replicates the effect of sunlight filtering through trees. 

The purpose of the Airport Arts Exhibition Program at LAX and LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT), is to educate and entertain the traveling public, while emphasizing a cultural experience highlighting what makes Los Angeles memorable and interesting. Exhibits may be historic, popular, artistic, or graphic design in nature and may arise from museums, fine art, archives, environment, or other fields. Exhibitions can be found on display in Terminals 1, 2, 3 and Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX, and Terminals 2 and 4 at LA/Ontario.

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