Modern Spirit and the Group of Eight


. June 10-October 7, 2012 Modern Spirit and the Group of Eight provided a fresh perspective on the art and culture of the 1920s in Los Angeles. The Group of Eight—Mabel Alvarez, Clarence Hinkle, Henri De Kruif, John Hubbard Rich, Donna Schuster, E. Roscoe Shrader, Edouard Vysekal, and Luvena Buchanan Vysekal—exhibited several times throughout the 1920s, when modernist realism was the dominant trend across American art. Rather than focusing on plein-air landscape painting, like many artists … [Read more...]

Abstract Classicists

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. May 29-October 28, 2012 On the upper level of the museum was a selection of works from the permanent collection featuring artists who were included in the seminal 1959 exhibition Four Abstract Classicists at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The artists were Karl Benjamin, Lorser Feitelson, Frederick Hammersly, and John McLaughlin. For this occasion, works by Florence Arnold and Helen Lundeberg have also been included to acknowledge their important contributions to California … [Read more...]

ex·pose: peter bo rappmund


. June 10-October 7, 2012 Laguna Art Museum kicked off its contemporary art program ex·pose with an exhibition of works by Peter Bo Rappmund (b. 1979). . This was Bo Rappmund's first solo exhibition at a museum. Working mainly in film, video, photography, and sound, he showed several photographs, along with three films: Psychohydrography (2010, HD, color, sound, 60 minutes); Vulgar Fractions (2011, HD, color, sound, 30 minutes); and Tectonics (2012, HD, color, sound, 60 minutes). This … [Read more...]