The Lancaster Museum of Art & History (MOAH) and the Lancaster Museum and Public Art Foundation (LMPAF) invite Antelope Valley residents and visitors to its newest exhibition LA Painting, a survey of contemporary painting in Southern California. The exhibit will be on display August 10th through October 20th, and the opening reception will be August 10 from 4-6 p.m.
LA Painting is a celebration of material, mark-making, and the human experience, boasting group exhibitions by three guest curators, highlights from MOAH’s permanent collection, a site-specific installation by Erika Lizée and solo show by David Allan Peters. The Main Gallery, curated by writer Cooper Johnson, surveys the last five years of contemporary painting in Los Angeles with artwork ranging from socially conscious figurative works to “pure” abstraction. Painter Kaye Freeman teams up with performance artist Amy Kaps, expanding the painting plane to include the entire East Gallery. Laura Hipke and Shane Guffogg, the creators of the Circle of Truth project, display their collaboration with 48 other artists in a painter’s version of the childhood game “telephone” in which each artist creates a painting in response to the painting created by the artist before them.
Highlights from MOAH’s permanent collection will be featured throughout the Museum. The mission of the permanent collection is to celebrate the rich creative culture and history of Southern California by preserving and displaying art made by emerging, local, and established artists significant to the region’s unique cultural perspective.
Featured Solo Exhibition
David Allan Peters
Kaye Freeman in collaboration with Amy Kaps – The Anatomy of a Painting
Five Year Survey curated by Cooper Johnson
Emma Webster, Annie Lapin, Allison Miller, David Lloyd, Maysha Mohamedi, Tomory Dodge, Ruth Pastine, Joshua Dildine, Rebecca Campbell, Petra Cortright, Amir H. Fallah, Justin Bower, April Bey, Kour Pour, Tom DaLuke
Permanent Collection Pieces
Alex Couwenberg, Andrew Schoultz, Billy Al Bengston, Bradford Salamon, Christine Kline, Clayton Brothers, Craig “Skibs” Barker, Dion Johnson, Eric Zammitt, Gary Brewer, Gary Lang, Julius Eastman, Michael Jones, Randi Matushevitz, Rebecca Campbell, Renee Fox, Roni Stretch, Ruth Pastine, Scott Listfield, Stevie Love, Tim Youd
Eric Minh Swenson presents Documenting LA Painting – in the Black
Circle of Truth Project curated by Laura Hipke and Shane Guffogg
Shane Guffogg, Lisa Adams, Margaret Lazzari, Jim Morphesis, Alison Van Pelt, Matthew Thomas, John Scane, Michelle Weinstein, Vohn Sumner, Ruth Weisberg, Stanley Dorfman, Kim Kimbro, Charles Arnoldi, Ron Griffin, Doro Hofmann, Paul Ruscha, Randal Cabe, Rea Carmi, Dan Lutzick, Daniel Peacock, Susan Mcdonnell, Lynn Hanson, Michael Rosenfeld, Bari Kumar, Juan Carlos Munoz Hernandez, Andy Moses, Tim Isham, Cheryl Ekstrom, Greg Colson, Alex Gross, Gary Panter, Justin Bower, Lita Albuquerque, Kim Abeles, Deborah Martin, Jeff Colson, Eddie Ruscha, Billy Al Bengston, Christopher Monger, Todd Williamson, Jimi Gleason, Mark Licari, Virginia Broersma, Bruce Richards, Rives Granade, Robert Williams, Cal Lane, Lisa Bartleson, Ed Ruscha