Pasadena California Art
The Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) is proud to present Claire Falkenstein: The exhibition highlights the work of a diverse group of Los Angeles artists - living and working Asian-Pacific heritage and artists of color.
Each artist uses her life and family history to engage with and work with her audience, creating compelling artworks that invite visitors to reflect on their own experiences and heritage. Yvette Gellis's paintings draw the viewer into the history of her family and convey the natural movement more abstractly than any other work in the exhibition.
This is doubly true for the artists of Interstitial PMCA, because the exhibition preaches the gospel of bricolage. This massive four-volume project offers many opportunities for exhibition, and two fortunately overlapping exhibitions explore the links between these artists "work and the art history of Southern California. The exhibition "Emerging from the Shadows," a collection of works by Los Angeles County artists, is organized by the San Bernardino County Museum of Art (CSMCA) in partnership with the Pasadena Art Museum (PACMA).
This publication accompanies the exhibition "Sam Francis: Five Decades," curated by Debra Burchett Lere and Peter Selz. It will be published in a limited edition of 1,000 copies and will be available for purchase from the CSMCA.
The exhibition also features works that Francis, considered one of the first modern painters in California, has never seen before in front of a contemporary audience.
These works convey a sense of directness and immediacy, embody the craft aesthetic and have a strong visual impact that clearly depicts ideal Californian themes. The prolific artist began and ended her career with a lasting reputation as one of the most influential painters of her time, and her work also includes works by Henri Cartier - Bresson, Jean - Paul Sartre and Henri Matisse. It recognizes that the refinement of a viewer depends on his or her ability to comment on art through painting the landscape, but it also recognizes the importance of art as a form of expression.
The message of change and wonder that characterizes landscape, earth and sky is at the center of the works of artists such as William Lloyd Garrison, Robert Rauschenberg, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Jean-Paul Sartre and Henri Matisse. The California landscape is inspired by themes, from the hidden lakes of the Sierra Nevada and the mountains of Southern California to the mountains and valleys of California. These works were created in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LAMOCA). What is at hand here examines the relationship between art and nature, nature and art, landscape and man, life and death.
Taken together, these works make for a rather astonishing exhibition, the title of which comes from W.S. Merwin's poem Shadow. Overall, the works that are created in Interstitial read like the debris that could be found in an abandoned time capsule. The candy-colored still life "Candy" by Los Angeles-born artist Michael Mallinson consists of pieces discovered on Mallison's daily walk: crumpled drawings and packaging, abandoned toys, perforated plastic, and even a piece of paper.
It is a versatile collection, but it goes through houses, shops and gutters at least as often. While the artist Judy Chicago discusses the origins of the works on display, she lights up and plays bebop jazz. Gearhart began as a watercolor painter, but turned his talent to the block of paint, which became more and more popular in America, especially in California. Dozens of visitors, many in their early 20s and early 30s, marched through the exhibition.
The five works on display in Pasadena are the only ones owned by the family, and the whereabouts of the rest are unknown. The 24 paintings Young painted of doomed neighborhoods in the doomed neighborhood are owned by the Pomona College Museum of Art, but have never been shown publicly and are in offices and warehouses.
The art is currently being shown in a ground-floor garage, which could be converted into additional exhibition space in the future. The rest of the building is designed to meet the museum's needs for exhibiting the art and accommodating visitors.
PMCA exhibitions and educational programs explore the cultural dynamics and influences that are unique to California and shape and define art as a medium. Asian art is vast and complicated, and the show aims to inspire visitors to discover cross-border connections and see that we are all part of a cultural mosaic and conversation at a very local level.
PMCA hosts a series of performances by LA artists highlighting exhibition themes. Outside the gallery, the small canvas will be produced by USC's Pacific Asia Museum and will feature short mini-documentaries by artists.
The three exhibitions, organized by collaborators and guest curators, showcase the breadth of California art and design and the diversity of its cultural and cultural influences. We are proud to present the depth and breadth of California art and design in an exhibition that explores the cultural dynamics and influences that are unique to California. Through the exhibitions we are showing here, we draw attention to the dynamic voices of our diverse metropolis, which transcend the boundaries of art, design, architecture, music, literature, film and music history. The first known African-American artist to work in California is currently on display in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "California: The Art of African American Art," currently in the works.