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PERMUTATIONS: The Work of Robert Bassler

August 28 – October 14, 2023
CSUN Main Gallery

This exhibition surveys over 40 years of work by CSUN emeritus faculty Robert Bassler (1935-2022) focusing on his investigations into abstraction, geometry, and transparency. Bassler utilized a broad range of media – including metal, cast resin, plexiglass, and painting – that allowed light and shadow to interplay with his solid forms. Bassler’s manipulation of material and optical effects created works that are simultaneously physical and ephemeral, continually shifting and evolving each time they are viewed.

Reception for Permutations: The Work of Robert Bassler
Thursday, September 7 | 5:30-8:30pm

Exhibition Walk-Through with Lynn Bassler & Holly Jerger
Friday, October 6 | 11:00am

Gallery exhibitions are funded in part by the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication, Instructionally Related Activities Committee, and the Arts Council for CSUN.

Image: Robert Bassler, Elemental Oppositions, 1996. Steel, stones, plexiglas, alkyd paint on hardboard, 87 x 120 x 120 inches. Collection of Lynn Bassler.