ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/show en-us 40 Jill Sykes, Mike Saijo, Miles Regis, and more., Simone Gad, Stephen Anderson, Airom, Amber Trueblood, Christina M. Tammaro - bG BLEICHER/GORMAN - January 10th, 2015 - January 10th, 2015 <p>Over 40 artists from different diciplines create work on 12x12in and 24x24in wood panels.</p> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:14:15 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Zhao Zhao - Roberts & Tilton - January 10th, 2015 - February 21st, 2015 <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Zhao Zhao<br />无所不在 Omnipresent</p> <p>January 10 &ndash; February 21, 2015<br /> Opening Reception: Saturday, January 10th, 6 - 8pm</p> <p>Roberts &amp; Tilton is pleased to present ⽆无所不在 Omnipresent, Beijing based artist Zhao Zhao&rsquo;s first solo exhibition in Los</p> <p>Angeles.</p> <p>Zhao Zhao is one of China&rsquo;s most interesting young contemporary artists. Living and working in Beijing, Zhao&rsquo;s practice expresses a personal and bold reflexivity of the political unrest and contentions of a barred society. His paintings, sculptures and videos move beyond institutional and political critique, as they reveal something more provocative; the hushed realities grappled by his home country.&nbsp;</p> <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>As a former assistant to Ai Weiwei, Zhao Zhao is no stranger to complexities and set backs caused by political anxieties. Although of a different generation than his mentor, growing up in the post-Maoist era, Zhao too has experienced the tarrying consequences of revolutionary objectives first hand. Despite the many impediments regulated by the government, Zhao Zhao fervently continues to exquisitely deliver his radical concepts through art.</p> <p>The exhibition will feature a series of oil on canvas paintings based on Beijing&rsquo;s notorious skies. Beijing&rsquo;s environment and population have suffered from unregulated pollution that is ever generating record-breaking levels of toxicity and hazardous environmental and health concerns. These paintings depict skies that are neither airy nor bright, but opaque, tempestuous, and weighted by bellowing hues of oscillating darkness. The skies exist in a time indistinguishable from day and night, sumptuously delineating an asphyxiation of aeriform.</p> <p>Zhao Zhao will also present a sculptural work that is comprised of a number of found demolished Buddha sculptures destroyed in the aftermath of Mao&rsquo;s Cultural Revolution, a span of over a decade in which the government sought to destroy ancient historical and cultural artifacts. Zhao harvests these relics and composes them into a perfect cube, cultivating a metaphor for the persistence of beliefs despite their altering forms.</p> <p>Zhao Zhao&rsquo;s charge to produce provocative works despite the many tensions and repercussions of political repression is unwavering. The pangs of a suppressed society supply a drive to give a voice to the silenced and light to the overshadowed.</p> <p>Zhao Zhao received his BFA from Xinjiang Institute of Arts in China. He has been featured in solo exhibitions at Alexander Ochs Gallery, Berlin; Chambers Fine Art, Beijing; Taikang Space, Beijing, and China Art Archives and Wavehouse, Beijing.</p> <p><span style="font-size: x-small;">Gallery hours are Tuesday &ndash; Saturday, 11:00am &ndash; 6:00pm.</span><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;"> For additional information, please contact Mary Skarbek at mary@robertsandtilton.com or 323.549.0223. Roberts &amp; Tilton is located between Fairfax Avenue and La Cienega Boulevard.</span><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;"> Parking is available on the street and at Dunn Edwards located 1/2 block east of the gallery.&nbsp;</span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:11:02 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Guerrilla Girls - Pomona College Museum of Art - February 5th, 2015 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">5&nbsp;p.m. Current exhibitions on view</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">7 p.m. Performance by the Guerrilla Girls followed by a reception at the Museum. More information coming soon!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This event is free and open to the public. To receive announcements about future events and exhibitions, please join our mailing list by clicking&nbsp;<a href="http://visitor.constantcontact.com/manage/optin/ea?v=001Olbj1iTXQSU5IFvoTJjw_Q%3D%3D" target="_blank">HERE</a>&nbsp;or "like us" on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.facebook.com/PomonaCollegeMuseumofArt" target="_blank">Facebook</a>!</p> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:37:32 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Guerrilla Girls - Pomona College Museum of Art - January 20th, 2015 - May 17th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;Guerilla Girls: Art in Action&rdquo; chronicles the trajectory of the confrontational feminist art collective from their contentious beginning in the New York art scene to the present day. Drawn from the permanent collection of the Pomona College Museum of Art, the exhibition features a selection of works from the Guerrilla Girls' Portfolio Compleat 1985-2012&mdash;eighty-five posters, handbills, books, and newsletters documenting their interventions. The exhibition explores the way they redefined feminist activism in a critique of an exclusionary art world, which today still marginalizes women artists and artists of color.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Combining humor and mockery, their early work attacked the 1980s art scene, pointing out the lack of representation of female artists and artists of color.&nbsp; While the Guerilla Girls&rsquo;s focus remained centered around the feminist fight for artistic diversity and equality in museums and galleries, over the years their social commentary expanded to encompass subjects beyond the artistic landscape, such as the Gulf War, rape, homelessness, and abortion rights.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Members of The Guerrilla Girls are anonymous; they take the names of dead women artists and wear gorilla masks in public. Thirty years after their first actions, the Guerilla Girls remain an active force. Members travel extensively, giving lectures and holding workshops on how to construct effective political graphics to provoke dialogue, while they continue producing their own work inspired by today's issues. The collective continues to incorporate a populist approach to art by producing large quantities of quickly reproducible works to reach a broad viewership.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Recent books written by the Guerrilla Girls <em>include The Guerrilla Girls&rsquo; Bedside Companion to the History of Western Art</em> (1998), <em>Bitches, Bimbos and Ballbreakers: The Guerrilla Girls&rsquo; Guide to Female Stereotypes</em> (2003) and <em>The Guerrilla Girls&rsquo; Art Museum Activity Book</em> (2004).&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition is curated by Benjamin Feldman, Josephine Bump '76 Curatorial Intern, Pomona College &rsquo;15.</p> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:35:24 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Group Show - Riverside Art Museum - January 16th, 2015 - March 25th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition, guest curated by artist Sue Mitchell and art collector Todd Wingate, features recently acquired art and pledged gifts, complemented with selections from the museum&rsquo;s Permanent Collection. RAM has been a cornerstone of art and architecture in the Inland Empire region for more than sixty years, and this grouping of work, selected by two Riverside residents, will shed light into what our region has been collecting.&nbsp;Mirroring RAM's diverse collection of approximately 1,500 objects, this exhibition will feature contemporary painting and photography, 18th and 19th century European prints, and California landscape&nbsp;watercolors. Artists&nbsp;include: Todd Walker, Jules Cheret, Douglas McCulloh,&nbsp;Suda House, Elke Zauner, Matthew Tyson, Jim Brown, Tyler Stallings, Sherie Franssen, Philippa Blair, Marco Casentini,&nbsp;Robert von Sternberg, and&nbsp;Darryl Curan. Related programming will offer regional collectors insight into appraising, insuring, and gifting artwork, as well as the history behind the beloved tradition of collecting.</p> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:31:10 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list - Riverside Art Museum - January 18th, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Creative Expression: A Lifelong Pursuit</em> will feature women artists born in the 1920&rsquo;s and early 1930&rsquo;s who reside in southern California. These women bring a legacy of involvement with the arts in Riverside and the surrounding region. A complement to RAM&rsquo;s 2013 <em>Women of the Permanent Collection</em>, this exhibit will feature a variety of styles and media from a select number of artists, including Veora Erwin, ada m. passaro, Joanna Mersereau, Helen L. Bell, and Pauline Geerlings. These artists prove that art is a lifelong pursuit and the exhibit celebrates their experience and contribution to the realm of creative expression. Additionally, RAM honors its legacy of strong women advocates and artists present in its own history by showcasing these female artists of a certain age.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;These particular artists produce work which inspires on many levels,&rdquo; says Danielle Trynoski, guest curator of the exhibit. &ldquo;Each brings a unique approach to the creative process shaped by a veritable lifetime of experiences, many of which involve the shaping of this museum. RAM recognizes them as distinguished artists, community leaders, teachers, and more, and this exhibit strives to shine the spotlight on them.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibit will open in the Art Alliance Gallery on December 2, 2014 and close on February 14, 2015.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Companion programming will encourage a dialogue about arts, aging, and embracing the arts late in life.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3 style="text-align: center;">This exhibition is sponsored by:</h3> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Barbara Haven | Katie Grigsby</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:27:18 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Veora Erwin, Ada M. Passaro, Joanna Mersereau, Helen L. Bell, Pauline Geerlings - Riverside Art Museum - December 2nd - February 14th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Creative Expression: A Lifelong Pursuit</em> will feature women artists born in the 1920&rsquo;s and early 1930&rsquo;s who reside in southern California. These women bring a legacy of involvement with the arts in Riverside and the surrounding region. A complement to RAM&rsquo;s 2013 <em>Women of the Permanent Collection</em>, this exhibit will feature a variety of styles and media from a select number of artists, including Veora Erwin, ada m. passaro, Joanna Mersereau, Helen L. Bell, and Pauline Geerlings. These artists prove that art is a lifelong pursuit and the exhibit celebrates their experience and contribution to the realm of creative expression. Additionally, RAM honors its legacy of strong women advocates and artists present in its own history by showcasing these female artists of a certain age.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;These particular artists produce work which inspires on many levels,&rdquo; says Danielle Trynoski, guest curator of the exhibit. &ldquo;Each brings a unique approach to the creative process shaped by a veritable lifetime of experiences, many of which involve the shaping of this museum. RAM recognizes them as distinguished artists, community leaders, teachers, and more, and this exhibit strives to shine the spotlight on them.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibit will open in the Art Alliance Gallery on December 2, 2014 and close on February 14, 2015.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Companion programming will encourage a dialogue about arts, aging, and embracing the arts late in life.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3 style="text-align: center;">This exhibition is sponsored by:</h3> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Barbara Haven | Katie Grigsby</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:25:24 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Martin Tobias - Riverside Art Museum - December 4th - February 14th, 2015 <h3 style="text-align: justify;">Opening Reception: Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.</h3> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Martin Tobias: A Retrospective</em> will showcase a wide range of his artwork from 1945 onward. His drawings, paintings, etchings, and other mixed media all show the results of his diverse background and carefully refined techniques.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Tobias was born in 1932 and raised in New York City. From his early childhood, "Marty" has always enjoyed drawing and painting and interpreting what&nbsp;he has seen onto paper or canvas. He was determined to be an artist from those early years on. He was accepted to The High School of Music &amp; Art and&nbsp;earned a scholarship to the prestigious Cooper Union Fine Art School in New York City&nbsp;where he received a BFA after service with the U.S. Army in Germany.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">After returning to NY, he continued his art studies at The Art Students League and took classes with Bauhaus Abstractionist, Hans Hoffman, in Greenwich Village. He put all his studies to good use commercially and sharpened his skills through ten years of top-level artwork on Madison Avenue.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As an independent Art Director, he created promotional material for leading advertising agencies and magazines, including <em>Life</em>, <em>Esquire</em>, <em>Seventeen</em>, and Bristol/Meyers. His background encompassed such projects as slide presentations, sales literature, corporate logos, book cover designs, and storyboards for commercials.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The search for a more tranquil lifestyle eventually led Tobias to settle in Riverside, CA, where he worked as Art Director for Bourns, Inc., a large electronics manufacturer. He&nbsp;enjoyed working in corporate design, and found the techniques traditionally associated with commercial art were quite applicable to fine art. He shifted his emphasis to producing fine art works, still retaining his sensitivity to the needs of the business world.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In recent years, he has become widely known for his limited edition embossed etchings and giclees. He also paints with acrylics, pen and ink, and watercolor, and employs various mixed-media&nbsp;techniques for specific projects. Locally, he is noted for his many interpretations of the Mission Inn and various Riverside points of interest.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Numerous art dealers, publishers, and distributors have represented Tobias, including Christie's of London. His work has been shown at many galleries throughout the United States and other parts of the world. Corporate clients proudly display his art, including several large hotel chains, law offices, banks, restaurants, manufacturers, hospitals, and various other businesses.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Frequently portrayed themes include: seascapes, country scenes, mission motifs, French village scenes of Provence, and many Riverside related points of interest, especially Mission Inn compositions that have intrigued him these past few years. All of his works are visually appealing and executed with a contemporary quality that brings his unique style to the viewer.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">"I'm constantly interpreting what I see and enjoy into a comfortable composition that I'd like to share with the viewer.&rdquo;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3 style="text-align: center;">This exhibition is underwritten by:</h3> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://www.riversideartmuseum.org/files/cache/70464c4a67c07d0009e290a56213b903_f175.jpeg" alt="bourns_foundation_logo.jpeg" width="400" height="181" /></p> <div class="spacer">&nbsp;</div> <p><a title="" href="http://www.riversideartmuseum.org/"><img src="http://www.riversideartmuseum.org/themes/ram2014/images/ram-logo.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:23:52 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Jim Behrman - Riverside Art Museum - October 16th - January 4th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">Jim Behrman grew up building things from tinker toys, Lincoln Logs, and erector sets. There was never an end to what he could make as a child and he never lost that creative streak.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A long-time collector of toy robots, Behrman's current passion is building life-size ones made out of antique found objects.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">"I try to use items that people recognize. The older the items the better; they have more design and character."</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Come meet "Cosmo", "Mr. Cashbot", and "The General" in the alcoves on the first floor of the museum.</p> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:22:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list - Riverside Art Museum - November 28th - January 3rd, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Infinite Pulse</em> is a 15-foot tall stainless steel, glass, and LED light sculpture representing an infinitely looping trajectory of energy.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The LED lights inside are controlled by a downloadable iPhone app, making the piece uniquely interactive.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This piece has functioned as the centerpiece of the Divine Pulse ceremony and been exhibited at numerous festivals and art events.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Designed and built by Rebecca Goodman with glass work by Christina Bullard. Lights by iGloLEDset. From the collection of Frank and Lucy Heyming.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This sculpture will go live during the Festival of LIghts Switch-On Ceremony on the evening of Friday, November 28, 2014.</p> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:21:45 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Lars Jan - Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) - January 25th, 2015 - May 31st, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">Lars Jan's practice has long grappled with the biggest challenges in modern living: the changes technology produces in human relationships, the complications of religious practice and gender roles, and the violent rise in suicide bombings. In his first solo exhibition, <em>HOLOSCENES / Quaternary Suite</em>, Jan explores the physical effects of natural disaster and the human capacity for adaptation through video and photography. The installation includes video projections of a triptych of massive aquariums inhabited by performers acting out routine behaviors. These tanks are then filled with water while the performers attempt to continue their tasks. The videos and accompanying light installation provoke visceral reactions that communicate Jan's environmental concern&mdash;the implications of climate change on our interactions with water&mdash;in an inventive way. Bridging the gap between climate consciousness and art, Jan capitalizes on art's power to change public consciousness.</p> <p class="artistDate" style="text-align: justify;"><em>Lars Jan: HOLOSCENES / Quaternary Suite </em> is organized by the Pasadena Museum of California Art.</p> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:18:12 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Jim Morphesis - Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) - January 25th, 2015 - May 31st, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">Since the 1980s, Jim Morphesis has been one of the most influential members of the expressionist art movement in Los Angeles. Taking its title from what Friedrich Nietzsche called "The Eternal Wounds of Existence," <em>JIM MORPHESIS: Wounds of Existence</em> examines an impressive oeuvre that has captured the profound predicaments of human life. Morphesis most often works serially, on imagery and themes as varied as the Passion of the Christ (influenced by his Greek Orthodox upbringing), nude torsos (inspired by Rembrandt and Soutine) and universal symbols of mortality, including skulls and roses. His paintings of the Passion are grounded in art history, sharing aspects with Diego&nbsp;Vel&aacute;zquez's <em>Christ on the Cross</em> and Giovanni Bellini's <em>Pieta</em>, but are made undeniably modern by his sensuous, textured surfaces. For the past four decades, his paintings have communicated a deep, universal concern with the dehumanization of society throughout history.</p> <p class="artistDate" style="text-align: justify;">Curated by Peter Selz, Ph.D., the exhibition is accompanied by a brochure.</p> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:16:58 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list - Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center - March 14th, 2015 - July 12th, 2015 <div id="ext-gen1059" style="line-height: 1.2em;"> <p id="ext-gen1034" style="text-align: justify;">With an eye to considering the role of design in our lives, this exhibition combines commissioned original works by internationally known high desert artist and Joshua Tree resident Andrea Zittel and objects from the museum&rsquo;s permanent collection. Working in collaboration with the museum&rsquo;s curators, Zittel selects items from the museum&rsquo;s holdings, which she integrates into an installation environment of her own design. &nbsp;Zittel describes her practice as rooted in everyday life. As she writes, &ldquo;home furniture, clothing, food all become sites of investigation in an ongoing endeavor to better understand human nature and the social construction of needs.&rdquo; Recognized for her innovative use of textiles over the past thirty years, and having set up a weaving workshop in her Joshua Tree studio, the artist has selected textiles and weavings from the modern and Native American collections, organizing them on the floor to create a layered pattern that collages their strong geometries. Drawing inspiration from their visual and structural elements, she orchestrates these works into room-like groupings. This arrangement allows their overlapping positions to interrupt the formal symmetry of individual pieces, both emphasizing and disrupting the formal grids that underlie their ordered designs.</p> <p id="ext-gen1049" style="text-align: justify;">Zittel also introduces her own <em>Aggregated Stacks</em> into the areas defined by these layered textiles and weavings. Mounted on the wall as reliefs and free-standing as sculptural islands, these clusters of durable white boxes also deconstruct the modernist grid by being simultaneously random in their arrangements yet ordered in their irregular matrixes. The units, composed of ordinary mailing boxes wrapped in the same plaster material as a traditional body cast, serve as open storage units but also function as symbolic containers that resonate with the ways the artist has structured her own life. By integrating the museum&rsquo;s traditional Native American weavings into an environment that references modern and contemporary design, Zittel indicates the ways that aesthetic objects function within multiple and seemingly opposing categories. The installation demonstrates the very thin line separating fine art and design, functional and decorative objects, as well as traditional artistic designations such as painting, tapestry, and sculpture.&nbsp;</p> <p id="ext-gen1060" style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition is organized by the Palm Springs Art Museum and funded in part by the museum&rsquo;s Contemporary Art Council, Myrna Kaplan, the museum&rsquo;s Architecture and Design Council, and Donna MacMillan.</p> <p id="ext-gen1058" style="text-align: justify;">Exhibition Season Sponsors: Dorothy and Harold J. Meyerman and Arlene Schnitzer</p> </div> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:13:56 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Hung Liu - Palm Springs Art Museum - February 25th, 2015 - May 24th, 2015 <div id="ext-gen1036" style="line-height: 1.2em;"> <p id="ext-gen1035" style="text-align: justify;"><em id="ext-gen1034">Summoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu</em>&nbsp;is the first comprehensive survey of the artwork of Hung Liu&mdash;one of the most prominent Chinese painters working in the United States today. Featuring more than 65 works, including 34 large-scale paintings as well as personal ephemera such as photographs, sketch books, and informal painting studies from private and public collections around the world, the exhibition celebrates Liu's career accomplishments and includes work completed in China before the artist arrived in the U.S.</p> <p id="ext-gen1037" style="text-align: justify;">Liu's artistic practice investigates the complex interactions between individual memory and history, and documentary evidence and artistic expression, among other themes. Her richly-rendered paintings are vivid and powerful, their subjects drawn from personal experience, cultural and political events, literature, and photography. Born in Changchun, China, in 1948, a year before the creation of the People's Republic of China, Liu lived through Maoist China and experienced the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution. Trained as a social realist painter and muralist, she came to the United States in 1984 to attend the University of California, San Diego, where she received her MFA. One of the first people from mainland China to study abroad and pursue an art career, she moved to northern California to become a faculty member at Mills College in 1990, and has continued to live and work in the Bay Area. She has exhibited internationally at premier museums and galleries, and her work resides in prestigious private and institutional collections around the world. Hung Liu currently lives in Oakland and is Professor Emerita at Mills College.</p> <p id="ext-gen1049" style="text-align: justify;"><em>Summoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu</em>&nbsp;was organized by the Oakland Museum of California.</p> <p id="ext-gen1050" style="text-align: justify;">The Palm Springs showing is funded in part by the Contemporary Art Council and its Presenting Sponsors Jane and Robert Saltonstall, the Cella Family Foundation, Donna MacMillan, and the Terra Foundation for American Art through Board Member Gloria Scoby.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Exhibition Season Sponsors: Dorothy and Harold J. Meyerman and Arlene Schnitzer</p> <p id="ext-gen1051" style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p id="ext-gen1052" style="text-align: justify;">The fully illustrated catalogue for this exhibition is available for purchase at&nbsp;PSAM Museum Store: 760-322-4830</p> </div> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:09:18 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list - Pacific Asia Museum - March 20th, 2015 - July 24th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Visualizing Enlightenment</em> focuses on an exceptional Amitabha (or Amida Buddha) from the Kamakura period (1185-1333) in Japan. Over 6-feet tall, Amitabha is a rare example of such large scale in existence and was executed using the technique yosegi, in which a single image is carved from multiple pieces of wood that are joined together from the inside. Amitabha, "Limitless Light" in Sanskrit, is the Buddha of the western Pure Land and one of the most widely worshipped Buddhas in the Mahayana tradition due to its doctrine that assured salvation to commoners.<br /> <br /> Buddhist art comprises a tremendous range of objects from paintings to sculptures to ritual objects. Images such as Amitabha have served as powerful pedagogical tools to help visualize the teachings and philosophical ideas of the religion. The intricately carved body halo and elegant lotus pedestal where the Buddha gracefully stands give a glimpse of the purified Buddha-field of Amitabha. The calmness and compassion of the Buddha's facial expression gently affirms that all sentient beings can attain salvation through their faith in him. Every feature of the Buddha, from <em>ushinisha</em> (the bump of knowledge) to elongate earlobes and <em>mudra</em> (hand gesture), carefully follows the existing canon to illustrate him as an enlightened being, thereby encouraging the worshippers to follow his teachings. This small exhibition aims to explain some of the most commonly known iconography in Buddhist art with this prime example of Amitabha from the 13th century.</p> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:04:13 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Dieter Roth - Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) - February 15th, 2015 - May 24th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">Swiss artist Roth (1930&ndash;1998) was internationally acclaimed as one of the most inventive figures of the late 20th century art, and OCMA is fortunate to possess a series of twenty-two small painting executed in 1976, along with two drawings and three print portfolios from the late 1970s that together, contain 26 lithographs and six serigraphs. For the first time since these mixed-media paintings were acquired by the Newport Harbor Art Museum in 1985, all of the paintings and drawings as well as a selection of the prints, will be presented in the Snyder Gallery.</p> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:01:15 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list