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“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 […]

Kathleen Swaydan on Kleitsch @ PMCA

Kathleen Swaydan on Kleitsch @ PMCA

I’m back with a review of a dynamic exhibit at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. Joseph Kleitsch (1882-1931), featured in this exhibit is shown above in a 1915 self-portrait (age 33).  Originally from Hungary, Kleitsch immigrated to the United States in the early years of the twentieth century and lived in Chicago until 1920 […]

Exhibition Walk Through and Marathon Figure Drawing

Exhibition Walk Through and Marathon Figure Drawing

The Pasadena Museum of California Art is offering more interesting events. April 1st at 4 p.m.: Exhibition Walkthrough: Painting in the Twenties by Joseph Kleitsch In 2014, an appraiser on PBS’s Antiques Roadshow explained how Joseph Kleitsch was born in Hungary and studied art in Budapest, Paris, and Munich. “He was quite accomplished, even at the age of […]

Kat & Roger: Another California Day

Kat & Roger: Another California Day

Travel our great state of California and we are mesmerized by Saguaro, redwoods, streets lined with blooming jacaranda, rugged cliffs, and miles of ocean. Painter Kat Hutter and ceramicist Roger Lee began “an informal, photographic documentary of the beauty surrounding them in their daily lives and travels throughout the state. The result? A Pasadena Museum […]

Happiness Is a Thing Called Fiestas

Happiness Is a Thing Called Fiestas

The Pasadena Museum of California Art continues to celebrate Sister Corita Kent and her meaningful art with “Happiness Is a Thing Called Fiestas” on October 24. Create banners and wearable art with Corrie Siegel, Education Manager at the Fowler Museum at UCLA, and participate in a Corita-inspired “Happening.” The celebration features a musical performance by […]

These Carnations Defy Language

These Carnations Defy Language

“Accept the challenge things offer to language. These carnations, for instance, defy language. I won’t rest till I have drawn together a few words that will compel anyone reading or hearing them to say: this has to do with something like a carnation.” (Francis Ponge) The poetic words above were written on precious paper during […]

Wounds of Existence

Wounds of Existence

Since the 1980s, Jim Morphesis has been one of the most influential members of the expressionist art movement in Los Angeles. The paintings of Morphesis engage with the universal themes of the self, life, death, myth, and spirituality in personal and meaningful ways. Taking its title from what Friedrich Nietzsche called “the eternal wounds of […]

Sister Corita, Celebrating MLK, Jr. & Kingian Stew

Sister Corita, Celebrating MLK, Jr. & Kingian Stew

She was born Frances Elizabeth. She became Sister Corita. Sister Mary Corita Kent, originally from Fort Dodge, Iowa, became a Catholic nun, an artist, and an educator. The medium for her artistic expression was silkscreen or serigraphy. Her works included messages of peace and love, which resonated during the social and political climate of the […]

June Wayne: Finding the Proper Context

June Wayne: Finding the Proper Context

She was a high school drop out, began work at a factory at the age of fifteen, and, by her own admission, said in regards to standards of art: “I didn’t have any.” Many articles about June Wayne (1918-2011) state that she dropped out of high school because she wanted to become an artist. After reading Betty […]

Ignite! The Art of Sustainability

Ignite! The Art of Sustainability

What role may museums play when it comes to “building healthy communities, both human and nature”? A statewide dialogue ensued between contemporary artists and museum leaders, environmentalists, scientists, and “community stakeholders.” Thirteen of California’s foremost environmental artists collaborate to communicate a heightened connection to their natural surroundings through rich imagery using a variety of media […]

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