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Wilding Cran Gallery is please d to announce \;Soda Gardner\, a solo exhibition of new work b y Brooklyn-based artist Jason McLean. \;

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Soda Gardner \;will be on view \;January 17 - Febr uary 21\, 2015 \;and will include several pieces that highlight McLean& rsquo\;s characteristic combination of mixed media and found objects\, such as military grade helmets\, wooden doors\, presidential imagery and vintag e ephemera. Also\, on display will be McLean's new collage drawings\, creat ed with the spirit of the traveller.

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During a brief but transitional stay in Los Angeles in 2014\, McLean create d works that explore history and relate it to recent memory. \;Soda Gardner\, \;his first solo show with Wilding Cran\, will present drawings and mixed-media works that he created during his time in Los Angeles as well as new work from his studio in Brooklyn. \; McLean& rsquo\;s time in Los Angeles inspired him with a renewed spirit towards art making which is revealed in this exhibition.

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Jason McLean was born in 1971 in London\, Ontario. He received a B achelor of Fine Arts in 1997 from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Desig n in Vancouver\, Canada.

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His diverse practice as an artist has included drawing\, sculpture\, installation\, sou nd \;performance\, zines\, and mail art. Using multiple mediums\, such as pencils\, felt markers\, \;acrylics and pastels\, McLean records his daily experiences\, observations and personal \;stories. Working on a range of surfaces from paper\, and papier maché\; to found objects&nb sp\;such as baseball gloves and shoes\, his drawings are often described as mental maps.

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Much of McLean&rsquo\;s work contains collaborative elements. McLean&rsquo\;s \;artistic \ ;influences \;include the automatic drawings of the Surrealists\, the p aintings of Jean-Michel Basquiat\, and the drawings of Raymond Pettibon.

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His art has been exhibited internationa lly at Colette\, Paris\; Richard Heller Gallery\, LosAngeles\; Mother's Tan k Station\, Dublin\, Ireland\; Bee Studios\, Tokyo\; Museum of \;Contem porary Canadian Art\, Toronto\; Neon Gallery\, Brosarp\, Sweden\; \;Spe ncer-Brownstone Gallery\, New York\; Franklin Parrasch\, New York\; Abel Ne ue Kunst Gallery\, Berlin\; Perugi Art Contemporenea\, Padova\, Italy\; and Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa\, Venice among other institutions and galler ies.

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McLean received the Vancouver Ar ts Award in 2004. He is currently a member of the \;Advisory Board for the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in Toronto for the upcoming Jean \;Mic hael Basquiat retrospective. He is also working on a book with Black Dog&nb sp\;Publishing.

DTEND:20150221 DTSTAMP:20141219T181911 DTSTART:20150117 GEO:34.0315;-118.230365 LOCATION:Wilding Cran Gallery\,939 S. Santa Fe Ave. \nLos Angeles \, CA 900 21 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Soda Gardner\, Jason McLean UID:367987 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150117T210000 DTSTAMP:20141219T181911 DTSTART:20150117T180000 GEO:34.0315;-118.230365 LOCATION:Wilding Cran Gallery\,939 S. Santa Fe Ave. \nLos Angeles \, CA 900 21 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Soda Gardner\, Jason McLean UID:367988 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Cherry and Martin is p roud to present Hal Fischer&rsquo\;s \;Gay Semiotics \;(19 77/2014). This is the first time Fischer&rsquo\;s landmark group of photogr aphs has been seen in its entirety in almost forty years.

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Gay Semiotics \;is one of the fi rst conceptual works to bring the language of structuralism and linguistics into photographic practice. First seen in Hal Fischer&rsquo\;s 1977 exhibi tion at San Francisco&rsquo\;s Lawson de Celle Gallery\, \;Gay Semi otics \;presents the codes of sexual orientation and identificatio n Fischer saw in San Francisco&rsquo\;s Castro and Haight Ashbury districts as a tongue-in-cheek anthropological essay. Twenty-four photographs&mdash\ ;with text printed into the photographs&mdash\;are codified as &ldquo\;Arch etypal Media Images\,&rdquo\; &ldquo\;Signifiers\, &ldquo\;Street Fashion\, and &ldquo\;Fetish.&rdquo\;

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One of t he key artworks associated with 1970s California conceptual photography\,&n bsp\;Gay Semiotics \;is marked in particular by Fischer&rsquo\ ;s insistence on the visual equivalence of word and image. The use of words as pictures&mdash\;in additional to providing textual content&mdash\;is on e of conceptual photography&rsquo\;s most important contributions to art to day and a hallmark of the loose Photography and Language group that include d Fischer\, Lutz Bacher\, Lew Thomas and others working in the San Francisc o Bay Area.

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Published &ldquo\;at a ti me when gay people have been forced to both evaluate and defend their lifes tyles\,&rdquo\; \;Gay Semiotics \;is a proactive statement from a voice within the gay community. Fischer&rsquo\;s work goes in the o pposite direction of Robert Mapplethorpe\; as one \;Artforum&n bsp\;reviewer wrote in 1977\, &ldquo\;This is to say Fischer never sensatio nalizes\, and the voyeurism which seems to come so naturally to photography is absent.&rdquo\;

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Thirty-seven year s later\, \;Gay Semiotics \;stands as one of the most sign ificant conceptual works coming from the West Coast in the late 1970s\; a p rofound look at the years just after Watergate and before the political ass assinations of Harvey Milk and George Moscone\; the trauma of Jonestown\; t he ascendancy of California's former governor\, Ronald Reagan\, to the heig ht of American politics\; and the devastation wrought by AIDS. \;

DTEND:20150221 DTSTAMP:20141219T181911 DTSTART:20150110 GEO:34.033513;-118.375451 LOCATION:Cherry and Martin - 2732\,2732 S. La Cienega Blvd. \nLos Angeles\, CA 90034 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Gay Semiotics\, Hal Fischer UID:367979 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150110T180000 DTSTAMP:20141219T181911 DTSTART:20150110T160000 GEO:34.033513;-118.375451 LOCATION:Cherry and Martin - 2732\,2732 S. La Cienega Blvd. \nLos Angeles\, CA 90034 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Gay Semiotics\, Hal Fischer UID:367980 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Cherry and Martin is p leased to present Michael Rey&rsquo\;s first solo exhibition at 2712 S. La Cienega Blvd. The exhibition will include new free-standing and wall-based pieces by the artist.

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&ldquo \;THE MACHINE PROCESSES UNTIL THE MACHINE DIES.&rdquo\; So says Michael Rey in reference to the mind&rsquo\;s never-ceasing attempts to organize new i nformation. Rey&rsquo\;s work has always addressed the mind&rsquo\;s indefa tigable action to seek meaning. It has also long addressed the fragility of the human body and the mysteries of an human existence over which we have no control. Referring to the scraped layers of Plasticine clay that cover m ost of his free-standing and all of his wall-based works\, Rey comments he wants his artworks to be as fragile as we all are: solid yet ephemeral\, im mediate yet ultimately unknowable. Sun Ra once said he wanted his work to b e closer to &lsquo\;the Aliens\,&rsquo\; Rey comments--art embraces the hum an condition\, while at the same time trying to escape it.

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Michael Rey has written that the shapes which compris e his wall-based works and free-standing sculptures come to him in his drea ms. This has led at least one writer to say that Rey&rsquo\;s works &ldquo\ ;operate poetically\, rather than pictorially.&rdquo\; A counter-argument m ight be made that it is precisely because Rey&rsquo\;s works operate so pic torially that they open the door to poetry. Rey&rsquo\;s use of shape and c olor has evolved toward a non-hierarchical relationship within his composit ions. His attentiveness to surface insists on the &lsquo\;objectness&rsquo\ ; of the wood panels on which he layers Plasticine and oil paint. In insist ing on these basic pictorial terms\, Rey&rsquo\;s art in many ways actually deflects the direct response it solicits. Its direct &lsquo\;simplicity' t urns viewers back upon themselves. We feel this both intellectually and bod ily--an odd sensation in an art world increasingly dominated by pre-package d artworks and messages. Michael Rey&rsquo\;s work asserts the viewing orde r of an earlier age\, dominated by art&rsquo\;s power to evoke mystery\, wo nder\, creativity\, and the communicative possibilities of human expression .

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Michael Rey received his BFA from t he Ringling College of Art and Design\, Sarasota\, and his MFA from Art Cen ter College of Design\, Pasadena. Recent group exhibitions include Freddy\, Baltimore\; Lisson Gallery\, London\; Ratio Three\, San Francisco\; Office Baroque\, Brussels\, and Swiss Institute Contemporary Art\, New York. Rey lives and works in Los Angeles.

DTEND:20150221 DTSTAMP:20141219T181911 DTSTART:20150110 GEO:34.0335725;-118.3758276 LOCATION:Cherry and Martin\,2712 S. La Cienega Blvd. \nLos Angeles\, CA 900 34 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Michael Rey UID:367977 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150110T180000 DTSTAMP:20141219T181911 DTSTART:20150110T160000 GEO:34.0335725;-118.3758276 LOCATION:Cherry and Martin\,2712 S. La Cienega Blvd. \nLos Angeles\, CA 900 34 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Michael Rey UID:367978 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20150228 DTSTAMP:20141219T181911 DTSTART:20150117 GEO:34.0907255;-118.3378115 LOCATION:Redling Fine Art\,6757 Santa Monica Blvd. \nLos Angeles\, CA 90038 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:GloMar: A Crane\, a giant eight fingered claw crane UID:367975 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150117T200000 DTSTAMP:20141219T181911 DTSTART:20150117T180000 GEO:34.0907255;-118.3378115 LOCATION:Redling Fine Art\,6757 Santa Monica Blvd. \nLos Angeles\, CA 90038 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:GloMar: A Crane\, a giant eight fingered claw crane UID:367976 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20150214 DTSTAMP:20141219T181911 DTSTART:20150108 GEO:34.0339839;-118.370736 LOCATION:Mark Moore Gallery\,5790 Washington Blvd. \nCulver City\, CA 90232 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Meghan Smythe UID:367973 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150108T210000 DTSTAMP:20141219T181911 DTSTART:20150108T190000 GEO:34.0339839;-118.370736 LOCATION:Mark Moore Gallery\,5790 Washington Blvd. \nCulver City\, CA 90232 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Meghan Smythe UID:367974 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20150214 DTSTAMP:20141219T181911 DTSTART:20150108 GEO:34.0339839;-118.370736 LOCATION:Mark Moore Gallery\,5790 Washington Blvd. \nCulver City\, CA 90232 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Standard Model\, Ryan Wallace UID:367971 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150108T210000 DTSTAMP:20141219T181911 DTSTART:20150108T190000 GEO:34.0339839;-118.370736 LOCATION:Mark Moore Gallery\,5790 Washington Blvd. \nCulver City\, CA 90232 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Standard Model\, Ryan Wallace UID:367972 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

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

DTEND:20150110 DTSTAMP:20141219T181911 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:20141219T181911 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:20141219T181911 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:20141219T181911 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:20141219T181911 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:20141219T181911 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:20141219T181911 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:20141219T181911 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:20141219T181911 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:20141219T181911 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:20141219T181911 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:20141219T181911 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 END:VCALENDAR