Lost & Found/Abstracting Los Angeles 1945 - 1980
Bergamot Station Arts Center - B7 Gallery*
LOST & FOUND:
ABSTRACTING LOS ANGELES 1945 - 1980
ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY presents LOST & FOUND/ABSTRACTING LOS ANGELES 1945 - 1980 - paintings, drawings, sculptures and assemblages from obscure and known artists who used different media to interpret the abstract expressionist movement with a Los Angeles twist. The focus will be post war works up to the early 1980's. This exhibition will show different media relating to Los Angeles' interpretation of modernism with an emphasis on the difference between Los Angeles and its East Coast counterpart.
Exhibition includes select works by Elsa Warner, Stanley Tschopp, Max Finkelstein, Ted Gilien, Eugene Berman, Jules Engel, Russ Tamblyn, John Grillo, Ben Talbert, Hans Burkhardt, James Gill, Paul Bruch, Norman Zammitt, Agnes Kellog, William Tunberg, Henrietta Berk, Joe Goode, Oskar Fischinger, Frank Lobdell, John Baldessari, Ed Kienholz, Bruce Conner, Craig Kauffman, Carlos Almaraz, Llyn Folkes, Norton Wisdom, Rico Lebrun, Larry Bell, Eric Orr, Man Ray, Don Sorenson, John Altoon and Robert Graham.
As part of our exhibition on Sunday afternoon, December 18th, we will be holding a reenactment of a performance by Guy de Cointet:
Guy de Cointet was a French born artist who moved to California in 1968 and is recognized as one of the major figures of the Conceptual art movement. He explored his fascination with language through performance and drawing.
Summary: "On his deathbed, a man gives his daughter a book, a precious book, filled with texts, signs, diagrams, drawings. "This is my diary..." he starts to tell her, but too weak to give additional information he closes his eyes... forever. At this moment, the war breaks out, dragging along in its turmoil the young girl and the diary. Recalling for the audience these tragic events, she presents the large books and attempts to explain it page after page.
My Father's Diary was first performed by Ms. Glicksman on February 1. 1977 at the Fort Worth Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas.
The performance will feature the original book prop courtesy of Air de Paris. The remaining props are currently on exhibition at MOCA.
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