ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/show en-us 40 Tome Lowe - The G2 Gallery - July 29th - September 14th <p>The G2 Gallery will open <em>Mojave Moonlight</em>, a solo exhibition of nightscapes from National Park Service Artist-in-Residence Tom Lowe.</p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 23:10:08 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Instructor Miles Lewis - City of Brea Art Gallery - August 16th 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM <p align="center"><strong>Monotype: A Painter&rsquo;s Bridge to Printmaking</strong></p> <p>In this class, students will receive a thorough introduction to the technique of monotype. Monotype printmaking involves the creation of unique prints that combine the techniques of painting, drawing, and collage, while introducing the specific and often unpredictable quality of pressure.&nbsp; Through technical examples, a historical discussion of the monotype form, and a tour of the concurrent print show, students will develop a powerful sense of how their work might continue to translate through print.&nbsp; Miles Lewis is a member of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society and teaches and works at Valley Print Studio in Woodland Hills, CA. &nbsp;</p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 21:54:55 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Instructor Miles Lewis - City of Brea Art Gallery - August 16th 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM <p align="center"><strong>Monotype: A Painter&rsquo;s Bridge to Printmaking</strong></p> <p>In this class, students will receive a thorough introduction to the technique of monotype. Monotype printmaking involves the creation of unique prints that combine the techniques of painting, drawing, and collage, while introducing the specific and often unpredictable quality of pressure.&nbsp; Through technical examples, a historical discussion of the monotype form, and a tour of the concurrent print show, students will develop a powerful sense of how their work might continue to translate through print.&nbsp; Miles Lewis is a member of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society and teaches and works at Valley Print Studio in Woodland Hills, CA. &nbsp;</p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 21:54:04 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Instructor Betsy Holster - City of Brea Art Gallery - September 6th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM <p>Learn the art of bookmaking with Cal State Fullerton Professor Betsy Holster! In this one day workshop, students will learn to make three different styles of books, so everyone will have three different books to take home! &nbsp;Bookmaking is not nearly as difficult as it looks - anyone can learn to do it. &nbsp;In fact, you will have so much fun that you may become addicted! Once you have made the three book structures taught in this class, you will have no trouble using materials at home to continue making more and more books!</p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 21:23:57 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Brom, Laurie Lee Brom, Eric Fortune, Tara McPherson, Brian Smith, Joe Sorren - Riverside Art Museum - September 4th - November 25th <p style="text-align: justify;">Originally founded as Baby Tattoo Books, a publishing company for underground illustrators and writers, Baby Tattoo has since evolved into a robust and diverse collective of contemporary artists and collectors. Held in conjunction with their annual private collectors&rsquo; gala event at the Mission Inn hotel in Riverside, RAM&rsquo;s companion exhibitions have taken place for the past six years and continue to draw fans from across the globe.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Past artists have included those involved in the first generation of the &lsquo;Lowbrow&rsquo; movement, as well as many that may be considered on the fringes of or outside the movement today. Rejecting traditional notions of what is considered "fine art," Baby Tattoo&rsquo;s oeuvre draws on such influences as comic book art, hot rod culture, fantasy illustration, the macabre, retro nostalgia, science fiction, and psychedelia.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The art movements known as &ldquo;Pop Surrealism&rdquo; and &ldquo;Lowbrow&rdquo; have excited the public with their mixture of the nostalgic, decadent, humorous, and morose. Originating as a hybridized &ldquo;bastard&rdquo; art movement, Baby Tattoo has gained an increasingly mainstream fan base, championed by well-known alternative art chronicle, JUXTAPOZ magazine, as well as Hi Fructose and numerous blogs and websites. Baby Tattoo Founder Bob Self describes the sentiments behind the group simply as, &ldquo;Strange, fun art.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A few of this year's participating artists include: Brom, Laurie Lee Brom, Eric Fortune, Tara McPherson, Brian Smith, and Joe Sorren.</p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 19:05:00 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list - Riverside Art Museum - August 6th - August 28th <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Continuing a yearly tradition, the Riverside Art Museum is pleased to announce the opening of the&nbsp;<strong><em>2014 Members&rsquo; Exhibition:</em></strong><em> Still Life: Remixed</em>. This annual exhibit puts RAM&rsquo;s abundant and talented artist-member demographic front and center with the opportunity to display and sell an original piece of their choice in accordance with the presiding theme. The exhibition is open to all media and attracts a wide range of artists, from emerging to the well established. Artists are welcome to interpret the theme of&nbsp;<em>Still Life: Remixed </em>however they choose and are also permitted to submit an accompanying artist's statement and short biography.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">A panel of judges from the local art community will award: three Honorable Mentions, a Curatorial Award (selected by RAM curatorial staff), and a Best of Show award. All award winners will enjoy the opportunity to mount an exhibit feature in RAM&rsquo;s auxiliary exhibition spaces over the course of 2015. Nearly all artwork submissions are available for purchase and all proceeds support both RAM and the artists.&nbsp;Price lists will be available in the gallery.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Award Reception during Summer Exhibit Celebration</strong>: Thursday, August 7, 2014, 6:00 p.m. &ndash; 9:00 p.m. (Awards from 6:00 p.m. &ndash; 6:30 p.m.)</span></p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 19:04:58 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list - Riverside Art Museum - July 3rd - September 14th <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Riverside Art Museum is proud to present&nbsp;<em>Building Imagination: The Art of Garner Holt Productions, Inc</em>. Founded in 1977 in San Bernardino, California, Garner Holt Productions, Inc. has grown to be the world&rsquo;s largest designer and manufacturer of animatronics, animatronic figures, special effects, show action systems, parade floats, exhibits and interactives.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">After more than 35 years, Garner Holt Productions, Inc. continues to be a bastion of creative design and engineering, producing for the enjoyment of millions at the world&rsquo;s most frequently visited destinations, including theme parks and museums.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Garner Holt Productions, Inc. is a prime example of the innovation and creativity that has flourished in the Inland Empire community. With generous offerings from Garner Holt Productions, Inc., Independent Curator, Lindsey Rossi will present an introduction to the varied artistic skills this unique industry seeks from the creative minds of the region.</span></p> <h3 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Summer Exhibition Celebration: Thursday, August 7, 2014, 6:00 p.m &ndash; 9:00 p.m.</span></h3> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:59:04 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list - Pomona College Museum of Art - September 2nd - September 2nd <div id="body-content" class="ui-tabs ui-widget ui-widget-content ui-corner-all"> <div id="content-1"> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;Miniature Worlds&rdquo; is a display of 180 snuff bottles selected from the Museum&rsquo;s permanent collection by Abigail Wang &rsquo;15, Janet Inskeep Benton &rsquo;79 Curatorial/Research Intern. The display is part of the Art in Dialogueseries, which provides a forum for investigating the Museum&rsquo;s permanent collection.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In craftsmanship and function, Chinese snuff bottles reflect international circuits of trade and cultural exchange, and speak to the mystery and intimacy of everyday objects. Snuff, fine-ground tobacco that is lightly inhaled into the nostril, originated in the Americas, became popular in Europe by the seventeenth century, and was soon after introduced to China by missionaries and merchants. The production and use of snuff bottles emerged as a symbol of social status, and bottles were customarily given as gifts to courtiers, family members, and acquaintances. The height of production was during the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), and artisans used an astonishing range of materials, from glass and jade to bamboo and mother-of-pearl. Snuff bottles include several common motifs and themes; for example, different animals or landscapes allude to traditional tales or symbolize a variety of good tidings or wishes.</p> </div> </div> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:54:24 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Sue Coe - Pomona College Museum of Art - September 2nd - December 19th <div id="body-content" class="ui-tabs ui-widget ui-widget-content ui-corner-all"> <div id="content-1"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This exhibition, drawn from the permanent collection of the Pomona College Museum of Art, showcases the work of &ldquo;graphic witness&rdquo; Sue Coe. Throughout her career as a painter, visual essayist, illustrator, and, above all, social critic, Sue Coe tenaciously unites politics and art. In a broad range of projects, she explores social injustice and the harms of unrestrained capitalism, particularly in the industry of factory farming. Coe presents her work in both traditional fine art media&mdash;paintings and graphic art&mdash;and through mass-produced, low cost books and prints.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">As part of an initiative by the Department of Infectious Diseases at the Galveston, Texas, hospital to make the AIDS pandemic more visible, artist and physician Dr. Eric Avery invited Coe to record the reality of the AIDS ward. In 1994, the year of Coe&rsquo;s visit, AIDS became the leading cause of death for all Americans ages 25 to 44&mdash;evidence of the ongoing gravity of the situation. Through seven line etchings and three photo-etchings, Coe documents her visit to the Galveston Hospital and her interactions with patients in various stages of AIDS. Packaged in a case emblazoned with the red toxic waste symbol, the five individual portraits and five hospital scenes humanize those suffering in the midst of a frightening epidemic. Made with the sitter&rsquo;s permission, the portraits are accompanied by simple titles and texts and focus on personal events and stories rather than abstract numbers or a social cause. Coe&rsquo;s prints counteract political and social stigma by portraying the lived experiences of those most affected. As part of the mobilization to raise consciousness about AIDS, the prints preserve the voices of those ravaged by AIDS and the urgent need for action.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This exhibition is curated by Benjamin Kersten, Josephine Bump Curatorial Intern, Pomona College &rsquo;15.</span></p> </div> </div> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:53:09 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Sam Falls - Pomona College Museum of Art - September 2nd - December 19th <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Sam Falls creates installations, paintings, photographs, and sculptures that examine entropy, perception, time, and the artistic process. Since 2010, Falls has developed several bodies of work based on the natural processes of decomposition and deterioration, including long-term effects of sunlight and weather as works gradually fade or rust. Influenced by Minimalism and Land and Process art and Los Angeles-centric Finish Fetish and Light and Space, Falls succeeds in embracing the intersection of the natural, historical, and digital. For example, a recent photographic series based on abandoned houses in Joshua Tree conflated photography, rephotography, digitial manipulation, and installation. His newest sculptures consist of brightly colored, folded sheets of aluminum coated with UV protective finish on the outside, and uncoated on the inside. These will gradually, and unpredictably, change over time. He has recently created &ldquo;photograms&rdquo; by leaving variously colored sheets of material, covered in objects, outside at his studio in Pomona, California. In &ldquo;Project Series 49,&rdquo; the artist will present a new site-specific installation investigating the complex nature of reality and the mutability of perception.</span></p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:50:06 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Richard Misrach, Kate Orff - Pomona College Museum of Art - September 2nd - December 19th <div id="body-content" class="ui-tabs ui-widget ui-widget-content ui-corner-all"> <div id="content-1"> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Pomona College Museum of Art presents the traveling exhibition <em>Petrochemical America</em> on view from September 2 to December 19, 2014. Organized by Aperture Foundation, <em>Petrochemical America</em> represents a unique collaboration between photographer Richard Misrach and landscape architect Kate Orff. The exhibition brings into focus the industrialized landscape of the Mississippi River Corridor that stretches from Baton Rouge to New Orleans&mdash;a place that first garnered attention as &ldquo;Cancer Alley&rdquo; because of unusually high reports of cancer and other diseases in the area. The exhibition reveals traces of their collaborative process and features Misrach&rsquo;s haunting photographs of the region and Orff&rsquo;s Ecological Atlas, a series of visual narratives, or &ldquo;throughlines.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The dialogue between photograph and drawing begins to unpack complex economic and ecological forces that have shaped this landscape, mapping cycles of extraction and transformation from the scale of the neighborhood, to the region, to the globe. Ultimately, this joint enterprise offers an expansion of both disciplines and a richly researched and concretely visualized study of the petrochemical industry and American culture, which has become intricately intertwined with its output.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Born in Los Angeles, Richard Misrach has been widely exhibited and collected by major institutions worldwide. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his photography, including the Guggenheim Fellowship and four fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. Richard Misrach has a longstanding association with the American south. His previous monograph, <em>Destroy This Memory</em>, offered a record of hurricane-inspired graffiti left on houses and cars in New Orleans in the wake of Katrina. <em>On the Beach and Violent Legacies </em>addressed contamination of desert and beach areas.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Kate Orff is an assistant professor at Columbia University and founder of SCAPE, a landscape architecture studio in Manhattan. Her work weaves together sustainable development, design for biodiversity, and community-based change. Orff&rsquo;s recent exhibition at MoMA, <em>Oyster-tecture, </em>imagined the future of the polluted Gowanus Canal as part of a ground-up community process and an ecologically revitalized New York harbor.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A publication of <em>Petrochemical America</em>, with photographs by Richard Misrach and Ecological Atlas by Kate Orff, was released by Aperture in September 2012 and is available for purchase on Amazon.com.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Petrochemical America </em>has been made possible, in part, with support from Lee Walls, Jr. and the Turner Foundation.</p> </div> </div> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:46:23 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list E.I. Couse, Walter Ufer, Edgar Payne, Carl Oscar Borg, Guy Rose, Granville Redmond, Maynard Dixon - Palm Springs Art Museum - September 27th - January 4th, 2015 <div id="ext-gen1041" style="line-height: 1.2em;"> <p id="ext-gen1038" style="text-align: justify;">The epic nineteenth-century landscape paintings of Yosemite and Yellowstone by Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Moran introduced the American public to the grandeur of the West. As the western territories opened up to development, increasing numbers of artists including Frederic Remington and Charles Russell were drawn to the promise of adventure that the American frontier provided, and by the turn-of-the-century, a new genre of Western art had developed. As populations in the Southwest and Southern California grew&mdash;made possible in large part due to the completion of the railroads to Santa Fe and Los Angeles&mdash;so did the demand for art. Artists found both financial support and refuge from the hectic urban centers of New York and Chicago in the small communities of Taos, Santa Fe, Laguna Beach, and Pasadena. Forming colonies, clubs, and associations, these groups organized exhibitions to help promote their new western subjects and styles. As the West became synonymous with the American ideals of freedom and individuality, many of these artists believed that the future of American art was in western art: &ldquo;Out there in the West,&rdquo; declared Kansas artist Birger Sandzen, &ldquo;a painter could develop a style of his own to fit the country.&rdquo;</p> <p id="ext-gen1040" style="text-align: justify;"><em>A Grand Adventure </em>brings together forty significant classic and traditional artworks from private collections. The artworks span nearly one hundred years dating from the latter half of the nineteenth century through the early decades of the twentieth century. Landscape and genre paintings of the American west by Bierstadt, Moran, Russell, Remington and Henry F. Farney will be featured with artworks from the Taos Society of Artists, Santa Fe Art Colony, and California Impressionists including E.I. Couse, Walter Ufer, Edgar Payne, Carl Oscar Borg, Guy Rose, Granville Redmond, and Maynard Dixon among others.</p> <p id="ext-gen1042" style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition is organized by the Palm Springs Art Museum and funded by Presenting Sponsors Carol and Jim Egan, the museum&rsquo;s Western Art Council and its Gold Sponsors Diane and Sam Stewart and Silver Sponsors Jean C. Carrus, Mrs. Lawrence (Mary) Cone, Leonard Goldberg, Elaine Hill and John Schoettler, Al and Carol-Ann Olson, and Maureen and Philip Ramer. Additional support provided by Steven Stern.</p> </div> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:38:18 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list - Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) - September 7th - January 4th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>The Avant-Garde Collection</em> traces the museum&rsquo;s acquisitions highlights across five decades, with a specific focus on the evolving definition of avant-garde during that period. In the 1960s it was cutting-edge to employ imagery from popular culture, and by the 1970s performance and installation were the bywords of innovation. In the 1980s new media and appropriation appeared on everybody&rsquo;s radar for the first time, while the 1990s in retrospect were all about identity politics and post-colonialism. Due to the pluralist tendencies of the 21st century that make the notion of avant-garde seem quaint, the challenge for artists to produce work that conceals the influence of generations past is more demanding than ever. Drawn entirely from OCMA&rsquo;s collection, the selection's underlying premise is to combine the retroactive gaze that enables us to determine which artists transcended the avant-garde of their time and which did not, with an historical effort to reconsider works that may have been visible in their heyday but have since slipped from view, there awaiting future scholarly reassessment.</span></p> <div class="content_bottom1"> <h3 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Exhibition Credits</span></h3> <div class="field field-name-field-exh-credits field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>The Avant-Garde Collection</em> is organized by the Orange County Museum of Art and curated by Chief Curator Dan Cameron and Curatorial Associate Fatima Manalili.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The exhibition is presented by Crevier BMW, Irvine BMW, Long Beach BMW, Shelly BMW, and Sterling BMW.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">BMW&nbsp;is the 2014 Official Vehicle of the Orange County Museum of Art.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:28:54 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Monica Castillo, Julio Galan, Nahum B. Zenil - Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) - June 28th - September 28th <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) is proud to present <em>Neomexicanism,</em> an exhibition about a critical tendency in Mexican figurative painting of the 1980s. This groundbreaking exhibition, drawn primarily from the MOLAA Permanent Collection, brings to light a period of art production disenchanted with fixed identities and critical of the official image of <em>Mexicanidad</em> promoted by the state.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Neomexicanism</em> features artists including M&oacute;nica Castillo, Julio Gal&aacute;n, and Nahum B. Zenil, among others who explore national crisis, the deconstructed self and the hybrid Mexican identity.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Curated by Edward Hayes Jr., MOLAA Assistant Curator</span></p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:14:07 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Francisco Toledo, Rodolfo Morales, Laura Hernández - Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) - June 4th - November 30th <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In homage to the recent passing of world-renowned novelist Gabriel Garc&iacute;a M&aacute;rquez, The Museum of Latin American Art presents selections from the Permanent Collection that celebrate the influence of Realismo M&aacute;gico / Magical Realism, Latin American&rsquo;s most influential literary movement popularized by M&aacute;rquez. Painters Laura Hern&aacute;ndez, Rodolfo Morales, and Francisco Toledo, all presented here, catalyze the influence of <em>Realismo M&aacute;gico</em> in Modern Latin American Art.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This exhibition has been curated by Stuart Ashman, MOLAA President and CEO, and Edward Hayes, Assistant Curator</span></p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:04:53 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Roberto Fabelo - Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) - June 28th - September 28th <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Roberto Fabelo&rsquo;s images appear to us from a different dimension. Strangely beautiful nude female torsos, sometimes winged, at other times sporting beaks, peer out of pages from ancient texts that seem to describe these haunting and unusual creatures. The metamorphosis of these human figures into Fabelo&rsquo;s unique creatures parallels the transformation that takes place in the viewer who is forced to question their own perceptions of fantasy and reality.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Fabelo&rsquo;s Anatomy</em> offers a glimpse into the complex world of imagery emerging from the mind of one of Cuba&rsquo;s most compelling artists. This cameo exhibition at MOLAA is the first solo museum exhibition of the artist&rsquo;s work in the U.S.</span></p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:01:20 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list