Terry Hastings juried and curated a wonderful show at the art gallery in University of California Riverside’s Palm Desert campus.
It’s always nice when you walk in and know a lot of the artists already. This is my good friend Michael Angelo (Hernandez). Yes, I hang with Michael Angelo….
Captures of the structures in downtown LA
I wonder if they hung those from the top….
There’s always more walls….
No photoshopping involved here except to adjust the lighting and crop. These ladies heads really did align completely with the top of the row of paintings. I didn’t realize it until I was cropping the photo!
Love the middle piece.
More big paintings.
Even the cheese was more geometric than at some openings.
Oh, do we see something familiar to the left there? The th ing that is unfamiliar are the 6 paintings to the right. They are by Diane Morgan (dianemorganpaints.com). Definitely something for this show and not*** her usual style. When she arrived I said she needed to readjust her medication!
I like this one too.
Lot of detail work….
From the right, Diane Morgan, Terry Hastings, Jeni Bate.
We had a little sculpture too. Actually not so little.
These are littler sculptures.
That’s about it! I didn’t realize how much art there really was until I processed the images. It was a HUGE show. Kudos Terry!
Have been away for awhile so no blogging. This time that I flew to Heathrow, I took United, so I ended up in Terminal 2, whereas it seems just about every other airline that flies out of LA uses Terminal 3. So, on the way home, I had time to seek out some of the artwork at this terminal. Slipstream is a huge sculpture that occupies a massive covered area between the terminal and the buses/taxis area.
The associated sign says a little more about it, and there’s yet more information here. I don’t see any information about material, but it seems to be made of aluminum. Or aluminium, if you use the local dialect. Sadly, despite the enticing shape, we’re not apparently allowed to slide on it.
There’s something to be said about global warming – like ‘it’s real!!!!’ – when even art museums are changing the way they choose and store art because of it. I found this article very interesting. Maybe art that is destroyed when it becomes too wet is going to be ‘ephemeral art’ in the not too distant future. Perhaps I should start sculpting in stone…..
Taking the right path, obviously we arrived at a collection of large scale upcycled assemblage art. One of my favorites was the life-sized Ele. I don’t know if it’s officially called that at the moment, but I figure they’ll be working on putting in the phant as materials allow.
Ele – waiting on phant
As with all art, it provides something of a different window on the world.
One way of looking at things is always through a bottle. Just sayin…..