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Personal Politics: Sculpture from the 1970s and 1980s

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F/X: In Search of Truth, 1990 Mixed Media 14 X 24 X 24 Inches © Courtesy of the Artist
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The Castle of Perseverance, 1978 MDF Particle Board 1000 Sq. Feet © Roland Reiss
Personal Politics: Sculpture from the 1970s and 1980s
Curated by: Kate Johnson

490 East Union Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
September 18th, 2011 - January 8th, 2012
Opening: September 18th, 2011 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.pmcaonline.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
pasadena/glendale
EMAIL:  
emma.jacobson@pmcaonline.org
PHONE:  
626-568-3665
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed-Sun 12–5; 3rd Thursdays: 5–8
TAGS:  
sculpture
COST:  
$7 adults | $5 students & seniors | PMCA Members FREE

DESCRIPTION

Roland Reiss has been a major presence in the Los Angeles art world both as an artist and teacher for several decades. During the 1970s and 1980s, the artist created miniature sculptures of scenes from everyday life, which are among his most famous and groundbreaking works, despite the fact that he works primarily as a painter. Organized by the PMCA and curated by Kate Johnson, the exhibition features close to thirty of these miniature scenes. Evoking stress, panic, ambition, fear, insecurity and delight through the narrative tableaux, Reiss examines our society’s semiotics, or codified signifiers of hidden meaning. In addition, the exhibition will also include one of the artist’s most monumental works: a rarely seen life-size representation of a living room entitled, The Castle of Perseverance.

This exhibition is organized by the Pasadena Museum of California Art and curated by Kate Johnson.