Artist Leo Villareal said he learned that art could be stripped down and be much less than he had previously conceived, during a lecture about creating sculptures from light October 22 in Milstein Auditorium.

Villareal also discussed "Cosmos," his new LED installation at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, installed above the museum's Mallin Sculpture Court.

Villareal grew up interested in structure and how things worked. He went on to earn a B.A. from Yale University and a graduate degree at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in the Interactive Telecommunications Program, where he learned to use then-high-tech graphics programs.

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