Leo Villareal’s Bay Lights project is live, and it’s spectacular.
Is there any way to outshine to Golden Gate? The Bay Bridge is about to find out, with a stunning new installation by Leo Villareal.
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.
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: