Shaping Gravity

Featuring the work of seven contemporary artists, Shaping Gravity: Abstract Art Beyond the Picture Plane brings abstract art into new dimensions for a mesmerizing and interactive exhibition that challenges notions of what abstraction can be. The seven artists in the exhibition — Jen Stark, Molly Larkey, Shane Guffogg, Michelle Jane Lee, Christine Nguyen, Rema Ghuloum, and Sara Ippolito — are all connected by their ties to Southern California and bring unique aesthetic and philosophical approaches to abstraction. Shaping Gravity includes sculpture, painting, augmented reality, and interactive video projection with artworks ranging from vibrant and kaleidoscopic to serene and meditative.


SPECIAL EVENT: Saturday, March 9, 2 PM

“The Sounds of Color”


VC Projects is delighted to announce that the multi-sensory experience, “The Sounds of Color” will be held within the gallery walls of the Forest Lawn Museum as part of the group exhibition, “Shaping Gravity: Abstract Art Beyond the Picture Plane.” Immerse yourself in a distinctive music performance inspired by the featured paintings of globally recognized artist, Shane Guffogg, with renowned pianist, Anthony Cardella. “The Sounds of Color” is a unique fusion of visual and auditory experiences in a groundbreaking collaboration, bringing together the worlds of abstract art, music, and AI.


Directions: Forest Lawn Museum is located at 1712 S. Glendale Ave, Glendale, CA 91205.

Enter the main gate and proceed up the hill. Follow signs to the museum, which is located at the top of the hill.

Parking and admission are free.


To RSVP, email



Shaping Gravity: Abstract Art Beyond the Picture Plane is on view through March 10, 2024.

To schedule a free group tour of the exhibition, email or call 323-340-4782.



Shaping Gravity
Jen Stark, 4 x 4 x 4, 2021. Powder coated aluminum, chrome plated aluminum spacers, aluminum threaded rods, stainless steel, magnets, 48 x 48 x 48 inches. Courtesy of the artist.


Shaping Gravity
Shane Guffogg, Sapere Aude #7, 2017-2018. Oil on canvas, 84 x 60 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Check out this video that demonstrates the augmented reality component of Shane Guffogg’s painting, Sapere Aude #7.