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Over 40 artists from different diciplines create work on 12x 12in and 24x24in wood panels.

DTEND:20150110 DTSTAMP:20141219T095038 DTSTART:20150110 GEO:34.0279746;-118.4679684 LOCATION:bG BLEICHER/GORMAN\,Bergamot Station\, 2525 Michigan Ave space G8A \nSanta Monica\, CA 90404 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:144 (ii)\, Jill Sykes\, Mike Saijo\, Miles Regis\, and more.\, Simo ne Gad\, Stephen Anderson\, Airom\, Amber Trueblood\, Christina M. Tammaro UID:367946 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150110T213000 DTSTAMP:20141219T095038 DTSTART:20150110T180000 GEO:34.0279746;-118.4679684 LOCATION:bG BLEICHER/GORMAN\,Bergamot Station\, 2525 Michigan Ave space G8A \nSanta Monica\, CA 90404 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:144 (ii)\, Airom\, Stephen Anderson\, Simone Gad\, and more.\, Mile s Regis\, Mike Saijo\, Jill Sykes\, Christina M. Tammaro\, Amber Trueblood UID:367947 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:
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Zhao Zhao
无所不在 Omnipresent

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January 10 & ndash\; February 21\, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday\, January 10th \, 6 - 8pm

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Roberts &\; Tilton is pleased to present ⽆无所不在 Omnipr esent\, Beijing based artist Zhao Zhao&rsquo\;s first solo exhibition in Lo s

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Angeles.

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Zhao Zhao is one of China&rsquo\;s most interest ing young contemporary artists. Living and working in Beijing\, Zhao&rsquo\ ;s practice expresses a personal and bold reflexivity of the political unre st and contentions of a barred society. His paintings\, sculptures and vide os move beyond institutional and political critique\, as they reveal someth ing more provocative\; the hushed realities grappled by his home country.&n bsp\;

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As a former assistant to Ai Weiwei\, Zhao Zhao is no stranger to complexities and set backs caused by political anxieties. Altho ugh of a different generation than his mentor\, growing up in the post-Maoi st era\, Zhao too has experienced the tarrying consequences of revolutionar y objectives first hand. Despite the many impediments regulated by the gove rnment\, Zhao Zhao fervently continues to exquisitely deliver his radical c oncepts through art.

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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 enviro nmental 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.

\n< p>Zhao Zhao will also present a sculptural work that is comprised of a numb er of found demolished Buddha sculptures destroyed in the aftermath of Mao& rsquo\;s Cultural Revolution\, a span of over a decade in which the governm ent sought to destroy ancient historical and cultural artifacts. Zhao harve sts these relics and composes them into a perfect cube\, cultivating a meta phor for the persistence of beliefs despite their altering forms.

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Z hao Zhao&rsquo\;s charge to produce provocative works despite the many tens ions and repercussions of political repression is unwavering. The pangs of a suppressed society supply a drive to give a voice to the silenced and lig ht to the overshadowed.

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Zhao Zhao received his BFA from Xinjiang In stitute of Arts in China. He has been featured in solo exhibitions at Alexa nder Ochs Gallery\, Berlin\; Chambers Fine Art\, Beijing\; Taikang Space\, Beijing\, and China Art Archives and Wavehouse\, Beijing.

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Gallery hours are Tuesday &ndash\; Saturday\, 11: 00am &ndash\; 6:00pm.
For a dditional information\, please contact Mary Skarbek at mary@robertsandtilto n.com or 323.549.0223. Roberts &\; Tilton is located between Fairfax Ave nue and La Cienega Boulevard.
Parking is available on the street and at Dunn Edwards located 1/2 block east of the gallery. \;

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5 \;p.m. Current exhibitio ns on view

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7 p.m. Performance by the Guerrilla Girls followed by a reception at the Museum. More information com ing soon!

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This event is free and open to the public. To receive announcements about future events and exhibition s\, please join our mailing list by clicking \;HERE \;or "like us" on \;Facebook!

DTEND:20150205T230000 DTSTAMP:20141219T095038 DTSTART:20150205T170000 GEO:34.0972249;-117.714886 LOCATION:Pomona College Museum of Art\,330 N. College Ave. (at the corner o f College and Bonita) \nClaremont\, CA 91711 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Art After Hours - Guerrilla Girls Performance!\, Guerrilla Girls UID:367919 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

&ldquo\;Guerilla Girls: Art in Action&rdquo\; chronicles the trajectory of the confrontational feminist a rt 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 Guer rilla Girls' Portfolio Compleat 1985-2012&mdash\;eighty-five posters\, hand bills\, books\, and newsletters documenting their interventions. The exhibi tion explores the way they redefined feminist activism in a critique of an exclusionary art world\, which today still marginalizes women artists and a rtists of color.

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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. \; While the Guerilla Girls&rsquo\;s focus remained centered around the feminist fi ght for artistic diversity and equality in museums and galleries\, over the years their social commentary expanded to encompass subjects beyond the ar tistic landscape\, such as the Gulf War\, rape\, homelessness\, and abortio n rights. \;

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Members of The Guerr illa Girls are anonymous\; they take the names of dead women artists and we ar gorilla masks in public. Thirty years after their first actions\, the Gu erilla Girls remain an active force. Members travel extensively\, giving le ctures and holding workshops on how to construct effective political graphi cs to provoke dialogue\, while they continue producing their own work inspi red by today's issues. The collective continues to incorporate a populist a pproach to art by producing large quantities of quickly reproducible works to reach a broad viewership.

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Recent b ooks written by the Guerrilla Girls include The Guerrilla Girls&rsquo\; Bedside Companion to the History of Western Art (1998)\, Bitches\ , Bimbos and Ballbreakers: The Guerrilla Girls&rsquo\; Guide to Female Ster eotypes (2003) and The Guerrilla Girls&rsquo\; Art Museum Activity Book (2004). \;

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This exhibi tion is curated by Benjamin Feldman\, Josephine Bump '76 Curatorial Intern\ , Pomona College &rsquo\;15.

DTEND:20150517 DTSTAMP:20141219T095038 DTSTART:20150120 GEO:34.0972249;-117.714886 LOCATION:Pomona College Museum of Art\,330 N. College Ave. (at the corner o f College and Bonita) \nClaremont\, CA 91711 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Art in Action\, Guerrilla Girls UID:367917 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150124T190000 DTSTAMP:20141219T095038 DTSTART:20150124T170000 GEO:34.0972249;-117.714886 LOCATION:Pomona College Museum of Art\,330 N. College Ave. (at the corner o f College and Bonita) \nClaremont\, CA 91711 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Art in Action\, Guerrilla Girls UID:367918 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

This exhibition\, guest curate d by artist Sue Mitchell and art collector Todd Wingate\, features recently acquired art and pledged gifts\, complemented with selections from the mus eum&rsquo\;s Permanent Collection. RAM has been a cornerstone of art and ar chitecture in the Inland Empire region for more than sixty years\, and this grouping of work\, selected by two Riverside residents\, will shed light i nto what our region has been collecting. \;Mirroring RAM's diverse coll ection of approximately 1\,500 objects\, this exhibition will feature conte mporary painting and photography\, 18th and 19th century European prints\, and California landscape \;watercolors. Artists \;include: Todd Wal ker\, Jules Cheret\, Douglas McCulloh\, \;Suda House\, Elke Zauner\, Ma tthew Tyson\, Jim Brown\, Tyler Stallings\, Sherie Franssen\, Philippa Blai r\, Marco Casentini\, \;Robert von Sternberg\, and \;Darryl Curan. Related programming will offer regional collectors insight into appraising\ , insuring\, and gifting artwork\, as well as the history behind the belove d tradition of collecting.

DTEND:20150325 DTSTAMP:20141219T095038 DTSTART:20150116 GEO:33.981805;-117.370465 LOCATION:Riverside Art Museum\,3425 Mission Inn Avenue \nRiverside\, CA 925 01 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Art of Collecting: Recent Acquisitions and Pledged Gifts\, Todd Walker\, Jules Cheret\, Douglas McCulloh\, Suda House\, Elke Zauner\, Matt hew Tyson\, Jim Brown\, Tyler Stallings\, Sherie Franssen\, Philippa Blair\ , Marco Casentini\, Robert Von Sternberg\, Darryl Curan UID:367911 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150205T200000 DTSTAMP:20141219T095038 DTSTART:20150205T180000 GEO:33.981805;-117.370465 LOCATION:Riverside Art Museum\,3425 Mission Inn Avenue \nRiverside\, CA 925 01 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Art of Collecting: Recent Acquisitions and Pledged Gifts\, Phil ippa Blair\, Jim Brown\, Marco Casentini\, Jules Cheret\, Darryl Curan\, Sh erie Franssen\, Suda House\, Douglas McCulloh\, Tyler Stallings\, Robert Vo n Sternberg\, Matthew Tyson\, Todd Walker\, Elke Zauner UID:367912 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20150118T150000 DTSTAMP:20141219T095038 DTSTART:20150118T140000 GEO:33.981805;-117.370465 LOCATION:Riverside Art Museum\,3425 Mission Inn Avenue \nRiverside\, CA 925 01 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Artist Coffee Klatsch UID:367910 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Creative Expression: A Lif elong Pursuit 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 regio n. A complement to RAM&rsquo\;s 2013 Women of the Permanent Collection< /em>\, this exhibit will feature a variety of styles and media from a selec t number of artists\, including Veora Erwin\, ada m. passaro\, Joanna Merse reau\, Helen L. Bell\, and Pauline Geerlings. These artists prove that art is a lifelong pursuit and the exhibit celebrates their experience and contr ibution 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.

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&ldquo\;These particular artists produce work which inspires o n many levels\,&rdquo\; says Danielle Trynoski\, guest curator of the exhib it. &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 lead ers\, teachers\, and more\, and this exhibit strives to shine the spotlight on them.&rdquo\;

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The exhibit will op en in the Art Alliance Gallery on December 2\, 2014 and close on February 1 4\, 2015.

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Companion programming will encourage a dialogue about arts\, aging\, and embracing the arts late in li fe. \;

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This exhib ition is sponsored by:

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Barbar a Haven | Katie Grigsby

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DTEND:20150214 DTSTAMP:20141219T095038 DTSTART:20141202 GEO:33.981805;-117.370465 LOCATION:Riverside Art Museum\,3425 Mission Inn Avenue \nRiverside\, CA 925 01 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Creative Expression: A Lifelong Pursuit\, Veora Erwin\, Ada M. Pass aro\, Joanna Mersereau\, Helen L. Bell\, Pauline Geerlings UID:367909 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Opening Reception: Friday\, D ecember 5\, 2014\, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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Martin Tobias: A Retrospective will showcase a wide range of his artwork from 1945 onward. His drawings\, paintings\, etchings\, and oth er mixed media all show the results of his diverse background and carefully refined techniques.

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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 \;he has see n 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 &\; Art and \; earned a scholarship to the prestigious Cooper Union Fine Art School in New York City \;where he received a BFA after service with the U.S. Army i n Germany.

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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 h is studies to good use commercially and sharpened his skills through ten ye ars of top-level artwork on Madison Avenue.

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As an independent Art Director\, he created promotional material for leading advertising agencies and magazines\, including Life\, Esquire\, Seventeen\, and Bristol/Meyers. His background enc ompassed such projects as slide presentations\, sales literature\, corporat e logos\, book cover designs\, and storyboards for commercials.

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The search for a more tranquil lifestyle eventua lly led Tobias to settle in Riverside\, CA\, where he worked as Art Directo r for Bourns\, Inc.\, a large electronics manufacturer. He \;enjoyed wo rking in corporate design\, and found the techniques traditionally associat ed with commercial art were quite applicable to fine art. He shifted his em phasis to producing fine art works\, still retaining his sensitivity to the needs of the business world.

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In rece nt years\, he has become widely known for his limited edition embossed etch ings and giclees. He also paints with acrylics\, pen and ink\, and watercol or\, and employs various mixed-media \;techniques for specific projects . Locally\, he is noted for his many interpretations of the Mission Inn and various Riverside points of interest.

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Numerous art dealers\, publishers\, and distributors have represented Tob ias\, including Christie's of London. His work has been shown at many galle ries throughout the United States and other parts of the world. Corporate c lients proudly display his art\, including several large hotel chains\, law offices\, banks\, restaurants\, manufacturers\, hospitals\, and various ot her businesses.

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Frequently portrayed themes include: seascapes\, country scenes\, mission motifs\, French villag e scenes of Provence\, and many Riverside related points of interest\, espe cially Mission Inn compositions that have intrigued him these past few year s. All of his works are visually appealing and executed with a contemporary quality that brings his unique style to the viewer.

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"I'm constantly interpreting what I see and enjoy into a co mfortable composition that I'd like to share with the viewer.&rdquo\;

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DTEND:20150214 DTSTAMP:20141219T095038 DTSTART:20141204 GEO:33.981805;-117.370465 LOCATION:Riverside Art Museum\,3425 Mission Inn Avenue \nRiverside\, CA 925 01 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:A Retrospective\, Martin Tobias UID:367908 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Jim Behrman grew up building t hings from tinker toys\, Lincoln Logs\, and erector sets. There was never a n end to what he could make as a child and he never lost that creative stre ak.

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A long-time collector of toy robo ts\, Behrman's current passion is building life-size ones made out of antiq ue found objects.

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"I try to use items that people recognize. The older the items the better\; they have more des ign and character."

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Come meet "Cosmo" \, "Mr. Cashbot"\, and "The General" in the alcoves on the first floor of t he museum.

DTEND:20150104 DTSTAMP:20141219T095038 DTSTART:20141016 GEO:33.981805;-117.370465 LOCATION:Riverside Art Museum\,3425 Mission Inn Avenue \nRiverside\, CA 925 01 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Robots\, Jim Behrman UID:367907 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Infinite Pulse is a 1 5-foot tall stainless steel\, glass\, and LED light sculpture representing an infinitely looping trajectory of energy.

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The LED lights inside are controlled by a downloadable iPhone app\, making the piece uniquely interactive.

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This piece has functioned as the centerpiece of the Divine Pulse ceremony and been exhibited at numerous festivals and art events.

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Designed and built by Rebecca Goodman with glass work by Christina Bullard. Lights by iGloLEDset. From the collection of Frank an d Lucy Heyming.

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This sculpture will g o live during the Festival of LIghts Switch-On Ceremony on the evening of F riday\, November 28\, 2014.

DTEND:20150103 DTSTAMP:20141219T095038 DTSTART:20141128 GEO:33.981805;-117.370465 LOCATION:Riverside Art Museum\,3425 Mission Inn Avenue \nRiverside\, CA 925 01 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Infinite Pulse UID:367906 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Lars Jan's practice has long g rappled with the biggest challenges in modern living: the changes technolog y produces in human relationships\, the complications of religious practice and gender roles\, and the violent rise in suicide bombings. In his first solo exhibition\, HOLOSCENES / Quaternary Suite\, 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 rout ine behaviors. These tanks are then filled with water while the performers attempt to continue their tasks. The videos and accompanying light installa tion provoke visceral reactions that communicate Jan's environmental concer n&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.

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Lars Jan: HOLOSC ENES / Quaternary Suite is organized by the Pasadena Museum of Califo rnia Art.

DTEND:20150531 DTSTAMP:20141219T095038 DTSTART:20150125 GEO:34.1471726;-118.1399628 LOCATION:Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA)\,490 East Union Street \n Pasadena\, CA 91101 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:HOLOSCENES / Quaternary Suite\, Lars Jan UID:367904 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150125T170000 DTSTAMP:20141219T095038 DTSTART:20150125T120000 GEO:34.1471726;-118.1399628 LOCATION:Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA)\,490 East Union Street \n Pasadena\, CA 91101 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:HOLOSCENES / Quaternary Suite\, Lars Jan UID:367905 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Since the 1980s\, Jim Morphesi s has been one of the most influential members of the expressionist art mov ement in Los Angeles. Taking its title from what Friedrich Nietzsche called "The Eternal Wounds of Existence\," JIM MORPHESIS: Wounds of Existence examines an impressive oeuvre that has captured the profound predicam ents of human life. Morphesis most often works serially\, on imagery and th emes as varied as the Passion of the Christ (influenced by his Greek Orthod ox upbringing)\, nude torsos (inspired by Rembrandt and Soutine) and univer sal symbols of mortality\, including skulls and roses. His paintings of the Passion are grounded in art history\, sharing aspects with Diego \;Vel á\;zquez's Christ on the Cross and Giovanni Bellini's Pi eta\, but are made undeniably modern by his sensuous\, textured surfac es. For the past four decades\, his paintings have communicated a deep\, un iversal concern with the dehumanization of society throughout history.

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Curated by Peter Selz\ , Ph.D.\, the exhibition is accompanied by a brochure.

DTEND:20150531 DTSTAMP:20141219T095038 DTSTART:20150125 GEO:34.1471726;-118.1399628 LOCATION:Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA)\,490 East Union Street \n Pasadena\, CA 91101 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Wounds of Existence\, Jim Morphesis UID:367902 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150125T170000 DTSTAMP:20141219T095038 DTSTART:20150125T120000 GEO:34.1471726;-118.1399628 LOCATION:Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA)\,490 East Union Street \n Pasadena\, CA 91101 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Wounds of Existence\, Jim Morphesis UID:367903 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:
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With an eye to considering the role of design in our lives\, this exhibition combines commissioned original wo rks by internationally known high desert artist and Joshua Tree resident An drea Zittel and objects from the museum&rsquo\;s permanent collection. Work ing in collaboration with the museum&rsquo\;s curators\, Zittel selects ite ms from the museum&rsquo\;s holdings\, which she integrates into an install ation environment of her own design.  \;Zittel describes her practice a s rooted in everyday life. As she writes\, &ldquo\;home furniture\, clothin g\, food all become sites of investigation in an ongoing endeavor to better understand human nature and the social construction of needs.&rdquo\; Reco gnized 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 collect ions\, organizing them on the floor to create a layered pattern that collag es their strong geometries. Drawing inspiration from their visual and struc tural elements\, she orchestrates these works into room-like groupings. Thi s arrangement allows their overlapping positions to interrupt the formal sy mmetry of individual pieces\, both emphasizing and disrupting the formal gr ids that underlie their ordered designs.

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Zittel also introduces her own Aggregated Stacks into the areas defined by these layered textiles and weavings. Mounted on the wall as reliefs and free-standing as sculptural islands\, these clus ters of durable white boxes also deconstruct the modernist grid by being si multaneously random in their arrangements yet ordered in their irregular ma trixes. The units\, composed of ordinary mailing boxes wrapped in the same plaster material as a traditional body cast\, serve as open storage units b ut also function as symbolic containers that resonate with the ways the art ist has structured her own life. By integrating the museum&rsquo\;s traditi onal Native American weavings into an environment that references modern an d contemporary design\, Zittel indicates the ways that aesthetic objects fu nction 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. \;

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This exhibition is organized by the Palm Spring s Art Museum and funded in part by the museum&rsquo\;s Contemporary Art Cou ncil\, Myrna Kaplan\, the museum&rsquo\;s Architecture and Design Council\, and Donna MacMillan.

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Exhibition Season Sponsors: Dorothy and Harold J. Meyerman and Arlene Sch nitzer

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DTEND:20150712 DTSTAMP:20141219T095038 DTSTART:20150314 GEO:33.8191203;-116.546445 LOCATION:Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center\,300 South Palm Canyon Dr. \nPalm Springs\, 92262 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Eye on Design: Andrea Zittel's Aggregated Stacks and the Collection of the Palm Springs Art Museum UID:367898 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150314T170000 DTSTAMP:20141219T095038 DTSTART:20150314T100000 GEO:33.8191203;-116.546445 LOCATION:Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center\,300 South Palm Canyon Dr. \nPalm Springs\, 92262 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Eye on Design: Andrea Zittel's Aggregated Stacks and the Collection of the Palm Springs Art Museum UID:367899 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:
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Summoning Ghos ts: The Art of Hung Liu \;is the first comprehensive survey of the artwork of Hung Liu&mdash\;one of the most prominent Chinese painters work ing in the United States today. Featuring more than 65 works\, including 34 large-scale paintings as well as personal ephemera such as photographs\, s ketch books\, and informal painting studies from private and public collect ions around the world\, the exhibition celebrates Liu's career accomplishme nts and includes work completed in China before the artist arrived in the U .S.

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Liu's artistic p ractice investigates the complex interactions between individual memory and history\, and documentary evidence and artistic expression\, among other t hemes. Her richly-rendered paintings are vivid and powerful\, their subject s drawn from personal experience\, cultural and political events\, literatu re\, and photography. Born in Changchun\, China\, in 1948\, a year before t he creation of the People's Republic of China\, Liu lived through Maoist Ch ina and experienced the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution. Tra ined as a social realist painter and muralist\, she came to the United Stat es in 1984 to attend the University of California\, San Diego\, where she r eceived her MFA. One of the first people from mainland China to study abroa d and pursue an art career\, she moved to northern California to become a f aculty 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 c ollections around the world. Hung Liu currently lives in Oakland and is Pro fessor Emerita at Mills College.

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Summoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu \;was organ ized by the Oakland Museum of California.

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The Palm Springs showing is funded in part by the Con temporary Art Council and its Presenting Sponsors Jane and Robert Saltonsta ll\, the Cella Family Foundation\, Donna MacMillan\, and the Terra Foundati on for American Art through Board Member Gloria Scoby.

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Exhibition Season Sponsors: Dorothy and Harold J. Meyerma n and Arlene Schnitzer

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The fully illustrated catalogue for this exhibition is available for purchase at&nbs p\;PSAM Museum Store: 760-322-4830

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DTEND:20150524 DTSTAMP:20141219T095038 DTSTART:20150225 GEO:33.8244169;-116.55002 LOCATION:Palm Springs Art Museum\,101 Museum Drive \nPalm Springs\, CA SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Summoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu\, Hung Liu UID:367896 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150225T170000 DTSTAMP:20141219T095038 DTSTART:20150225T100000 GEO:33.8244169;-116.55002 LOCATION:Palm Springs Art Museum\,101 Museum Drive \nPalm Springs\, CA SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Summoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu\, Hung Liu UID:367897 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

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 yose gi\, in which a single image is carved from multiple pieces of wood that ar e joined together from the inside. Amitabha\, "Limitless Light" in Sanskrit \, is the Buddha of the western Pure Land and one of the most widely worshi pped Buddhas in the Mahayana tradition due to its doctrine that assured sal vation to commoners.

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 te achings and philosophical ideas of the religion. The intricately carved bod y halo and elegant lotus pedestal where the Buddha gracefully stands give a glimpse of the purified Buddha-field of Amitabha. The calmness and compass ion of the Buddha's facial expression gently affirms that all sentient bein gs can attain salvation through their faith in him. Every feature of the Bu ddha\, from ushinisha (the bump of knowledge) to elongate earlobes and mudra (hand gesture)\, carefully follows the existing canon t o illustrate him as an enlightened being\, thereby encouraging the worshipp ers 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.

DTEND:20150724 DTSTAMP:20141219T095038 DTSTART:20150320 GEO:34.146743;-118.141019 LOCATION:Pacific Asia Museum\,46 North Los Robles Avenue \nPasadena \, CA 9 1101 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Visualizing Enlightenment: Decoding the Buddhist Iconography UID:367894 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150320T180000 DTSTAMP:20141219T095038 DTSTART:20150320T100000 GEO:34.146743;-118.141019 LOCATION:Pacific Asia Museum\,46 North Los Robles Avenue \nPasadena \, CA 9 1101 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Visualizing Enlightenment: Decoding the Buddhist Iconography UID:367895 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Swiss artist Roth (1930&ndash\ ;1998) was internationally acclaimed as one of the most inventive figures o f 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 th ree print portfolios from the late 1970s that together\, contain 26 lithogr aphs and six serigraphs. For the first time since these mixed-media paintin gs were acquired by the Newport Harbor Art Museum in 1985\, all of the pain tings and drawings as well as a selection of the prints\, will be presented in the Snyder Gallery.

DTEND:20150524 DTSTAMP:20141219T095038 DTSTART:20150215 GEO:33.621726;-117.878065 LOCATION:Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA)\,850 San Clemente Drive \nNewpo rt Beach\, CA 92660 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Selections: Dieter Roth\, Dieter Roth UID:367892 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150215T170000 DTSTAMP:20141219T095038 DTSTART:20150215T110000 GEO:33.621726;-117.878065 LOCATION:Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA)\,850 San Clemente Drive \nNewpo rt Beach\, CA 92660 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Selections: Dieter Roth\, Dieter Roth UID:367893 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR