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Torrance Art Museum

Exhibition Detail
CITIES: Visionary Places (Gallery Two)
Curated by: Camilla Boemio
3320 Civic Center Drive
Torrance, CA 90503


September 17th, 2011 - October 29th, 2011
Opening: 
September 17th, 2011 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
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WEBSITE:  
http://www.torranceartmuseum.com/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
beach cities/south bay
EMAIL:  
torranceartmuseum@torrnet.com
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sculpture, traditional, modern, figurative, abstract, surrealism, landscape, realism, pop, conceptual, performance, video-art, graffiti/street-art, installation, digital, mixed-media, photography
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Overexposed images of different cities are summed up in the Imagination, becoming parts of our memory, mixing with everyday visions. The city is a daily challenge in which ideas become feedback, visible energy: shared thought, Art, Creativity, Openness. Roads, construction sites, factories, non-places, buildings, bridges, piers, pillars, bridges, museums entrances and secret sights, surprising or reinterpreted, in which emotions converge. The colors of the architecture merge, the day and the night, the neon light that illuminates the facades, the patchwork of contaminations, parasites, layers from top to bottom, build geometric shapes in which to play and invent memories. The urban landscape is not only formally captured but also perceptually, its dynamics and features: into excess, in the immobile, in the archi-stars exaltation or in the unfinished. Migrations and transformations are self generated in these cities. We can see them as voracious bodies which reconstruct utopias. Seductive idiosyncrasies in which the imitation, the repetition, the symbol and the sublime are reconnected to the estrangement of modern alienation. Imagine yourself in these streets, between the blocks and the buildings, portrayed as an unexpected passer-by of the filmic flow of an unstable and polymorphic scenery.

- Camilla Boemio, Curator of Cities, 2011


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