Collecting California: Selections from Laguna Art Museum

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November 8, 2009 - January 17, 2010 From the earliest to the most current California art, Collecting California: Selections from Laguna Art Museum outlined some of the most significant works of art created in California over the last 150 years. The exhibition was a celebration of California art and artists and explored what makes California different. . Although one may imagine that the Laguna Art Museum collection began with the development of the Laguna Beach Art Association in 1918, the … [Read more...]

Jeremy Fish: Weathering the Storm

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November 8, 2009 - January 17, 2010 This was the first museum exhibition for San Francisco-based artist Jeremy Fish. Fish transformed the upstairs galleries by creating an installation with symbols and characters that he had been developing over the last ten years. . Weathering the Storm was a timely exhibition largely about transformation and rebirth through struggle. Deliberately drawing from the current economic and political events and its impact on us socially and emotionally,Fish's … [Read more...]

WoW: Emergent Media Phenomenon

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June 14 - October 4, 2009 Games may provide new ways for museums to have a profound impact on society if they are designed, as alternate-reality games are, to change people's real-world behavior. -Dr. Jane McGonigal . WoW: Emergent Media Phenomenon explored various forms of cultural production based on World of Warcraft® in particular and on gaming in general. While surveying Warcraft's Fifteen-year history, the exhibition looked at artistic practices that have been influenced by game … [Read more...]

Roger Kuntz: The Shadow Between Representation and Abstraction

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Roger Kuntz: The Shadow Between Representation and Abstraction March 15 - May 24, 2009 Roger Kuntz: The Shadow Between Representation and Abstraction was named by Los Angeles Times art critic Christopher Knight as one of the top 10 most fascinating museum exhibitions in the nation for 2009. . When Life magazine did a special issue on the state of California in 1962, it focused on five artists: Stanton Macdonald-Wright, John McLaughlin, Robert Irwin, Billy Al Bengston, and Roger Kuntz. While … [Read more...]