David Ligare: California Classicist

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David Ligare: California Classicist October 18, 2015-January 17, 2016 The art of David Ligare (born 1945) is based on the classical principals of beauty and order. He is an idealist rather than a realist, one who seeks originality in our origins rather than our innovations. Believing that art should direct and define culture as it has in the past, he uses the images and narratives of the classical canon - the embodiment of ideals he considers fundamental to Western thought - to enliven the … [Read more...]

The Canyon Project: Artivism

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The Canyon Project: Artivism! October 18, 2015-January 17, 2016   Artists Jerry Burchfield (1948–2009) and Mark Chamberlain (born 1942) considered Laguna Canyon to be crucial to the identity of their hometown of Laguna Beach. In 1980, aware that the canyon was being threatened by development, the two artists committed to a long-term project to rally the cause to protect the canyon through activism. The project slowly evolved into sixteen different phases over thirty years, during which … [Read more...]

Richard Bunkall, Steamship, 1995

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Richard Bunkall Steamship Oil on canvas, 1995 26 x 47 inches Gift of Bruce and Donna Polichar TN.2015.001.001 … [Read more...]