Spring 2016 Exhibitions at Laguna Art Museum


LAGUNA BEACH, CA — On February 21, 2016, Laguna Art Museum opens three new exhibitions to the public; Helen Lundeberg: A Retrospective; Frederick Hammersley: Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection; and City Life, Los Angeles: 1930s to 1950s. All three exhibitions will be on view February 21 through May 30, 2016. >> Click here for the Spring Exhibitions Press Release   … [Read more...]

Film Night: Thumbs Up

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Film Night: Thumbs Up: Thumb Wars and The Godthumb . Thursday, March 19 .7:00 p.m. . Included with museum admission (members free; non-members $5 or $7) . Artist Jorg Dubin presents the hilarious movie parodies Thumb Wars and The Godthumb, and talks about his work on them as Art Director. And these two comic send-ups are exactly what you might expect, classic films starring human thumbs with animated facial features as the stars. The Godthumb recreates the 1972 mob film The Godfather … [Read more...]

Phil Dike


. Phil Dike Sensations of Summer #2 Watercolor, 1971 14 1/2 x 24 inches Courtesy of E. Gene Crain Value: $4,000 Starting bid: $2,000 Phil Dike grew up in Redlands, California, and attended Chouinard School of Art, studying with F. Tolles Chamberlin and Clarence Hinkle. Hinkle became his mentor and lifelong friend. He furthered his studies in New York at the Art Students League and privately with George Luks. Dike joined the California Water Color Society in 1927 and in 1931 received … [Read more...]

Lita Albuquerque


  Lita Albuquerque Emanation (from the Auric Field Series) Pigment on panel and gold leaf on resin, 2017 18 x 18 inches Courtesy of Peter Blake Gallery Staff Pick Sold >> Click here for artist's website "As in much of her work, Lita Albuquerque zooms right out and presents us with a meditation on our place in the universe. In addition to its many references to wholeness, infinity, and perfection, the circle in this composition glows mysteriously and emanates its own … [Read more...]

David Adey


. David Adey Terrestrial Nebula Study Laser-cut paper, fluorescent acrylic and pins on PVC foam panel, 2014 10 x 10 inches Courtesy of the artist and Scott White Contemporary Art Value: $1,600 Starting bid: $800 Minimum bid increment: $100 Staff Pick "Referencing both the cosmic and the earthly, the title Terrestrial Nebula Studyalludes to the spirit of dichotomy present in this fascinating piece. Two-dimensional paper forms are pinned at different distances from the backing board, … [Read more...]

Carol Saindon


  Carol Saindon Turbulence #18 Digital photomontage, 2016 27 x 34 1/2 inches Courtesy of the artist and SCAPE Sold >> Click here for artist's website Having lived near the Pacific Ocean for thirty years, Carol Saindon is inspired by the observation and contemplation of the forces that move the seas: "From what is known of the observable universe, the massive turbulence taking place in galaxies and supernovas is witnessed in part on Earth in the push and pull of tides and … [Read more...]

Andrew Myers


. Andrew Myers Turk Mixed media, 2015 12 x 12 x 5 inches Courtesy of the artist Value: $7,200 Starting bid: $3,600 >> Click here for artist's website Andrew Myers was born in Braunschweig, Germany, and raised in Ciudad Real, Spain. Although he is best known for his labor-intensive images formed from a multiplicity of screws, his work spans multiple genres and mediums, including sculpture, painting, and drawing. Given their complexity, unique subject matter, and unusual … [Read more...]

Stanton MacDonald-Wright


. Stanton MacDonald-Wright Standing Nude from the Back with Leg Raised Pencil on paper, 1931 12 x 9 inches Courtesy of Tobey C. Moss Gallery Value: $600 Starting bid: $300 Minimum bid increment: $50 About the artist Stanton Macdonald-Wright (1890-1973) was an artist, art historian, teacher, leader, and intellectual force within the Los Angeles modernist community. After studying at the Art Students League of Los Angeles, he continued his studies in Paris. There he met fellow artist … [Read more...]

Kenny Harris


. Kenny Harris Mirror Oil on canvas, 2011 21 x 18 inches Courtesy of Koplin Del Rio Gallery Value: $3,200 Starting bid: $1,600 Minimum bid increment: $300 Staff Pick "Paintings such as this are very appealing to me. I like the simple composition—especially in the careful arrangement of rectangles—and the soft coloration. The room is illuminated by a subdued light coming from the window. The blue reflection in the mirror communicates to the viewer that the room is likely completely … [Read more...]

Eric Gerdau


  Eric Gerdau Reverie Oil on canvas, 2017 30 x 40 inches Courtesy of the artist Sold >> Click here for artist's website While a student at the Rhode Island School of Design, Eric Gerdau was accepted into the prestigious European Honors Program, spent a year of intensive study abroad in Rome, and in May 1996 received the Guggenheim Award for Painting. After graduating from RISD he traveled frequently to Laguna Beach and was inspired to create paintings celebrating the … [Read more...]