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May 16, 2017

“Los Angeles-based object makers whose work exists in the interstices, the spaces between the historical genres of the decorative arts, still life, and abstraction.”

Some fun, quirky, intriguing art at the Pasadena Museum of California Art.

Aartists Jeff Colson, Renee Lotenero, Kristen Morgin, Joel Otterson, Rebecca Ripple, Aili Schmeltz, and Shirley Tse take ordinary, “quotidian and overlooked” objects and create, so a viewer is caught, along with the object, “in between the memory of their previous function or usage and their abrupt and unexpected presence in the museum.”

What happens to ordinary entities of domestic life when they are driven into territories where their standard uses or functions are suspended and upended and new meanings are forged? 

 

Shirley Tse, Vital Organ Series: Geo, 2012. Courtesy of the artist and Shoshana Wayne Gallery.

 

If this concept grabs your attention…

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Through August 6, 2017
PMCA, 490 E. Union St., Pasadena 91101
Admission: $7, adults; $5, seniors and students
Ph: 1.626.568.3665
PMCAonline.org/Interstitial

 

Joel Otterson, American Portable Pottery Museum, 1994. Courtesy of the artist and Maloney Fine Art, Los Angeles.

 

 




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