Rena Small (Stargazer II, 1986), Jeffrey Vallance (Blinky: Resurrection Easter Egg, 1989), Allen Ruppersberg (Sky Above, The Mud Below (Author Pennants), 1988), Elizabeth Pulsinelli (Stacked, 1990), Bruce Yonemoto (Ties, 1974) From the Stuart and Judy Spence Collection, LAM Permanent Collection


What's It All About?

Join the Laguna Art Museum for a lively artist panel about artworks donated by Stuart Spence and Judith Vida-Spence to Laguna Art Museum. Co-moderated by artist, writer, and professor Tom Lawson, and LAM’s Curatorial Fellow Rochelle Steiner, this panel will include artists whose work is currently on view at the museum. Together, they will engage in discussion about the artistic community that evolved in Southern California in the late 1980s and 1990s; their wide-ranging artistic approaches that are both conceptual and personal; and the critical support of the Spences and others at that time.  


View the exhibition and enjoy pizza following the discussion; a throw-back to the pizza parties thrown by the Spences. 

Advance tickets recommended.

Museum members: $30

Non-members: $40


About the Panel

Elizabeth Pulsinelli is an artist whose works include sculpture and drawing, and is Executive Editor of X-TRA Contemporary Art Journal, a Los Angeles-based contemporary art journal.

Allen Ruppersberg is a legendary conceptual artist who is known for his drawings, collages, immersive installations featuring commercial advertising posters, large-scale photographs, films and books.

Rena Small is an artist and educator who is known for her wide-ranging conceptual photography as well as work in painting and drawing.

Jeffrey Vallance is an artist whose drawings, sculptures, installations and performance-based works make reference to his childhood in California.

Bruce Yonemoto is a video and digital media installation artist, educator, writer, curator and Professor of Art at the University of California, Irvine.

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