BOOM 2012

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BOOM 2012

Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Avenue, B261
West Hollywood, CA 90069
July 27th, 2012 - August 24th, 2012
Opening: July 27th, 2012 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

west hollywood/b.h.
Tuesday-Friday 11am-5pm & by appointment
Art Center College of Design, CalArts (California Institute of the Arts), California State Long Beach, California State University Northridge (CSUN), Everett Community College, Otis College of Art and Design, UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara, University of California Irvine, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
MFA, mixed-media, installation, video-art, conceptual, traditional, sculpture

BOOM 2012 is a group exhibition featuring traditional and non-traditional artworks by over 90 artists fresh from Cal Arts, Otis College of Art and Design, UC Irvine, Cal State Long Beach, Cal State Northridge, Claremont Graduate University, UC Santa Barbara, UCLA, Art Center College of Art and Design, and UC Riverside.
BOOM is an annual artist-developed survey of art in and around Los Angeles.
From an area regarded for its reputable educational opportunities in the fine arts, BOOM features traditional and non-traditional artwork by MFA students who have recently graduated or are currently working out of colleges and universities in Southern California. BOOM 2012 introduces its artists to a contemporary art ecology that endures as a global and desert-coast nexus of experimentation and elaboration in the arts. A collective student-organized effort, the exhibition is an opportunity to engage a heterogeneous scope of new art. BOOM includes artworks that have been developed in contexts of contemplative study with rigorous student and faculty dialogue, from Orange County to Santa Barbara. Considering the formal MFA course in conjunction with our subversive, playful, and idiosyncratic sensitivities, BOOM is pleased to announce this second-annual group exhibition in partnership with den contemporary. Representing 10 Southern California institutions, the participating artists include:

Jonathan Apgar, Gabe Arroyo, Daniel Axe, Rachel Bank, Logan Bell, Tim Brown, Ryan Bulis, Andrew Cameron, Renee Chartier, Catherine Davis, David De Boer, Mauricio Demarfil, Jenny Donaire, Clifford Eberly,  Marten Elder, Sean C. Flaherty, Jared Flores, Aaron Giesel, Girl Puke, David Gutierrez, Anitra Haendel, Ashley Hagen, Yaron Michael Hakim, Kyla Hansen, Kelsea Heino, Christina Hendershaw, Mary Hill, Alison Ho, Raymie Iadevaia, Janna Ireland, William Kaminski, Bridget Kane, Michael Kelly, Yongho Kim, Bessie Kunath, Hans Kuzmich, Tina Linville, Joe Lloyd, Joshua Logan, Nick Lowe, Nick Loewen, Justin Lubliner, Annelie Mckenzie, Kathleen Melian, Stefan Meyer, Keith Monda, Ragen Moss, Michael Nannery, Travis Novak, Ruby Osorio, Lisa Oxley, Alexandra Pacheco Garcia, Fabia Panjarian, Shalini Sanjay Patel & Amanda Katz, Ryan  Perez, Atilio Pernisco, Ashley Pottenger, Elise Preiss, Patrick Quan, Cima Rahmankah, Chelsea Rector, Kari Reardon, Christopher Reynolds, Cassie Riger, Xilomen Rios, Elena Rosa, Becca Shewmake, Eric Schott, Shilla Shakoori, Chris Silva, Rimas Simaitis, Michael Shroads, Jonathan Takahashi, Lisa Talbot, Elizabeth Tinglof, Liz Toonkel, Van Tran, Tammy Vo, Matthew Waller, Tessie Whitmore, Emily Wing, Emily Wiseman, Brandy Wolfe, Bethany Wray, Kim Ye, Michael Zahn, Rodd Zinberg

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Parking: Meters available along Melrose Ave. and San Vicente Blvd., or hourly public parking available in the PDC parking structure (enter from Melrose Ave.) and the West Hollywood Library parking structure (entrance is across the street on San Vicente Blvd.)