Laguna Art Museum Announces Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA Exhibition Dan McCleary: Prints from Oaxaca

 

For Immediate Release: July 26, 2017

Media Contact: Cody Lee | 949.494.8971 x211

LAGUNA ART MUSEUM ANNOUNCES PACIFIC STANDARD TIME: LA/LA EXHIBITION 

DAN McCLEARY: PRINTS FROM OAXACA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAGUNA BEACH, CA (July 26, 2017) — On October 15, Laguna Art Museum will open the exhibition Dan McCleary: Prints from Oaxaca as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles.

Since 2000 the Los Angeles-based artist Dan McCleary has made regular visits to the Taller de Grabado in Oaxaca, Mexico, to work with master printer Fernando Sandoval. The exhibition focuses on the prints McCleary has made at the Taller, mostly etchings and other forms of intaglio, along with related paintings and drawings. His subject-matter has ranged from sugar skulls to a head of Christ after the Renaissance painter Correggio, from studies of men and women—in a series titled Masculine/Feminine—to portraits and floral still lifes. McCleary takes a pride in his relationship with Sandoval and his increasing command of traditional printmaking, and the exhibition will include educational materials to convey the subtleties of the various techniques he uses. Some prints that he made on his most recent Oaxacan sojourn will be shown for the first time.

 

About Pacific Standard Time

Dan McCleary: Prints from Oaxaca is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles taking place from September 2017 through January 2018. Led by the Getty, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is a collaboration of arts institutions across Southern California.

Through a series of thematically linked exhibitions and programs, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA highlights different aspects of Latin American and Latino art from the ancient world to the present day. With topics such as luxury arts in the pre-Columbian Americas, 20th century Afro-Brazilian art, alternative spaces in Mexico City, and boundary-crossing practices of Latino artists, exhibitions range from monographic studies of individual artists to broad surveys that cut across numerous countries.

Supported by more than $16 million in grants from the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA involves more than 70 cultural institutions from Los Angeles to Palm Springs, and from San Diego to Santa Barbara. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.

 

About Laguna Art Museum

Laguna Art Museum is the museum of California art. Its mission is to collect, care for, and exhibit works of art that were created by California artists or represent the life and history of the state. Through its permanent collection, its special loan exhibitions, its educational programs, and its library and archive, the museum enhances the public’s knowledge and appreciation of California art of all periods and styles, and encourages art-historical scholarship in this field.

Laguna Art Museum stands just steps from the Pacific Ocean in the beautiful city of Laguna Beach. The museum is proud to continue the tradition of the Laguna Beach Art Association, founded in 1918 by the early California artists who had discovered the town and transformed it into a vibrant arts community. The gallery that the association built in 1929 is part of today’s Laguna Art Museum.

Location
Laguna Art Museum is located at 307 Cliff Drive in Laguna Beach, on the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Cliff Drive.

Hours
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Closed Wednesdays
Closed Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day

Admission
General admission: $7.00
Students, seniors (60+), and active military: $5.00
Children under 12: FREE
Museum members: FREE

Media Contact: Cody Lee, Director of Communications | 949.494.8971 x211 | clee@lagunaartmuseum.org

Image credits: Dan McCleary, Skull # 5, 2017, etching, aquatint, pastel and watercolor, trial proof; Snowberries, 2010, etching; Lilacs, 2016, 3-colored etching; Man Stirring Coffee, 2010, etching; Images courtesy of the artist.

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