Paine Art Center and Gardens: One-of-a-kind illuminated sculpture exhibit debuts exclusively at Paine

OSKHOSH, Wis. – Paine Art Center and Gardens announced today that it will host “The Nature of Light: An Exploration After Dark” – its largest exhibition to date – from August 8 through October 30, 2022. The exhibition, which will feature dozens of illuminated art sets, thousands of colorful changing lights and over 50 unique geometric sculptures, is the first of its kind in the United States and was created exclusively for The Paine through a collaboration between two acclaimed studios renowned for create remarkable artistic experiences. The Nature of Light will not travel to any other locations and will only be available for viewing for its limited time at The Paine.

“We are honored to bring this remarkable, once-in-a-lifetime exhibit to Oshkosh,” said Aaron Sherer, Executive Director of Paine Art Center and Gardens. “This will truly be a world-class art exhibition, set in the beautiful setting of The Paine mansion and gardens. We look forward to welcoming guests from here and abroad to experience this special offer and the many related events and activities we have planned this fall.

The Nature of Light is a collaboration between HYBYCOZO, an international artist duo who create large, intricate light sculptures, and Lightswitch, an international lighting design company. HYBYCOZO’s work has been exhibited around the world, from the Smithsonian to Burning Man, and from Dubai to Singapore, and Lightswitch has created major lighting experiences for artists like Elton John and Imagine Dragons, theme parks such as The Walt Disney Company and Universal Studios, and botanical gardens and parks like the Morton Arboretum in Chicago. This event will be the duo’s first collaboration on a major exhibition.

Reservations for the exhibition are compulsory. Full admission to the exhibit starts at $16 for adults and $8 for youth (ages 5-17; children under 5 are free). Due to daylight constraints in August and early September, The Paine will be holding a “preview presentation” from August 8 through September 8. During this period, visitors will be able to see the exhibition at a reduced rate (up to 50% off). Beginning September 12, the “Premier Presentation” will run daily from sunset until 10 p.m. a gift shop with light-up novelty items, HYBYCOZO sculptures and jewelry, unique photo opportunities and more.

Nature of Light is made possible through the support of Presenting Sponsor – Community First Credit Union and Presenting Partner – the Oshkosh Convention and Visitors Bureau, with additional support provided by the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, CastlePierce, 4Imprint, Wisconsin Arts Board and Wisconsin Department of Tourism.