Leo Villareal has been dazzling the art world for about a decade with tripped-out light sculptures that would look just as at home in a snooty gallery as at a rave or a matinee of Laser Floyd. Now, you can see much of his work in one place: He's got his first major museum survey opening Saturday, at the San Jose Museum of Art, in California.
Few installations are as big and eye-popping as Multiverse by artist Leo Villareal. It was installed at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. last fall. Check out this video of the work:
Four years in the making, it's on view through November. It comprises 41,000 LED's, studded all along the 200-foot corridor. Here's Villareal describing how he started working with lights, and how he does it: