Due to overwhelming public demand, Sensorio has announced the extension of the outdoor art exhibit Bruce Munro: Field of Light at Sensorio through June 30, 2020.
Covering 15 acres of Paso Robles’ rolling hills, Bruce Munro: Field of Light at Sensorio utilizes an array of over 58,800 stemmed spheres lit by fiber-optics, illuminating the landscape in subtle blooms of morphing color, through which the public may stroll. Since its opening last May, the immersive exhibit immediately captured an international audience, significantly exceeding all attendance expectations with thousands of visitors arriving from around the globe to experience this remarkable event.
It has also attracted international media attention, applauded for creating a “movement that infuses culture in valleys of viticulture,” (The New York Times), and described as “the future of public wellness” (Forbes), and a “pilgrimage-worthy art escape” that is “meant to complement, never compete or detract, from the beauty of the landscape” (Travel + Leisure). Bruce Munro: Field of Light at Sensorio is now open Thursday- Sunday evenings through June 30, 2020 at Sensorio, 4380 Highway 46 East, Paso Robles, California. For more information, the public may visit SensorioPaso.com or call (805) 226-4287. Tickets for extended dates of Bruce Munro: Field of Light at Sensorio will be available at 9:00am (PST), Tuesday, December 17.
Bruce Munro: Field of Light at Sensorio is larger in size than any other Munro exhibition internationally and is Munro’s first US exhibit entirely powered by solar. Field of Light at Sensorio has been described as “mesmerizing” (Los Angeles Times), “art that you experience,” (San Francisco Chronicle), a “dreamlike glowing landscape” (SLO Tribune), and a “well-considered mix of technology, art installations, and community elements” (Forbes). On-site amenities include food and alcoholic beverages available for purchase, and a special VIP terrace option offering a more extensive dining experience with a breathtaking view of the exhibit. A rotating array of artists present live music on the Event Lawn during exhibit hours.
London-born Bruce Munro is best known for large-scale light-based artworks inspired largely by his continuous study of natural light and his curiosity for shared human experiences. With a fine arts degree, early career training in the lighting design industry, and an inventive urge for reuse, Munro creates art that captures his responses to literature, music, science, and the world around him.
His work has been commissioned by and displayed in special exhibitions in galleries, parks, grand estates, cathedrals, botanical gardens, and museums around the globe, including Longwood Gardens, PA; the Guggenheim Museum, NY; the Sharjah Museum of Art, UAE; Montalvo Arts Center, CA; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, AZ; Desert Botanical Garden, AZ; Jeju Light Art Festa, South Korea; the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, CO; Sotheby’s Beyond Limits at Chatsworth; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Waddesdon Manor, the Rothschild Collection, Buckinghamshire; and Salisbury Cathedral, among others. Artworks by Munro are held in the permanent collections of museums and public art collections worldwide including the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archeology, Oxford; Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Art Museum, TN; and Texas Tech University Public Art.
The installation has hosted in excess of 100,000 visitors to date. This new Central California destination has also offered a highly romantic setting for popping the question, with Sensorio staff reporting at least six marriage proposals on the grounds to date. Sensorio, the intersection of art, technology, and nature, has been designed as a destination for entertainment, exploration, meditation, adventure, and delight, honoring the natural topography of the landscape. Future developments at Sensorio will include a hotel and conference center. Guests are invited to download Sensorio’s free app, “Sensorio Paso” for an enhanced experience.