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First Light – Then Shadow

Architect Leo Marmol, FAIA, explores the relationship between our abstract perception of color in art and architecture and our experience of being in the natural landscape.
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In conjunction with paintings presented in a group exhibition at Melissa Morgan Fine Art, architect Leo Marmol, FAIA, will deliver a lecture exploring the relationship between our abstract perception of color in art and architecture and our experience of being in the natural landscape.

Using the distinctive color palettes of the desert as a point of departure, Leo revisits the reason he first came to Palm Springs in 1992 to visit the Kaufmann House and his appreciation for the artistic and architectural legacy of the region to express his own color theory. What is it about this inhospitable, at times dangerous environment that attracts and supports such an immense array of color in all its natural and architectural forms?  Fascinated by the distinguishing hues that proliferate this arid wilderness as well as the ever-shifting textures and patterns carved out by the sun, Leo will use the paintings in this presentation to capture and explore the impact of desert color.

As Managing Partner of Marmol Radziner since the firm was founded in 1989, Leo oversees and supports the overall process of every project from inception to completion. Leo lectures widely on the topics of architecture and historic restoration. Leo serves on the Boards of Trustees of the Palm Springs Art Museum and the UCLA Lab School.  Paintings from his most recent series will be included in a group exhibition opening Saturday, October 15, 2022, at the Melissa Morgan Fine Art Gallery on El Paseo in Palm Desert, CA.

As a bonus, the purchase of this presentation ticket includes entrance to the Palm Springs Art Museum for the day. 

$15

Things to Know

This is for ages 12 and older.
Ample parking is located in the museum's north parking lot and in the public garage across the street
Handicap parking is available. This event is wheelchair accessible.
Annenberg Theater is located behind the Annenberg Theater Box Office, adjacent to the Palm Springs Art Museum's North Parking Lot.
This presentation ticket includes entrance to the Palm Springs Art Museum for the day. 
The organizer of this event is Palm Springs Art Museum.

Event Check-in Location

Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 N Museum Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
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