To start of the year with an inspiring, varied and solid dose of art, make sure you head over to the Pasadena Museum of California Art.
This is the last week to catch four impressive exhibits:
Roland Rice’s psychologically imbued miniature tableaux and his monumental life-size representation of a living room entitled The Castle of Perseverance conduct the viewer through scenes of everyday life that evoke varying emotions and “examine our society’s semiotics.”
Love Never Fails: The Art of Edouard and Luvena Vysekal features paintings, sketches and photographs from this devoted couple who became “emblematic of modernism in (the) conservative art community, opening the door to an avant-garde aesthetic.” Though Edouard’s work ranges from Impressionism to semi-abstraction and Luvena’s runs more to Realism, they both are known for their bold and strong use of color and their sharpsenses of humor.
For an interactive experience, Beneath the Surface is an installation created by Jet Propulsion Laboratory and its visual creator Dan Goods. It brings the Juno spacecraft (launched in August 2011 and scheduled to arrive at Jupiter in four years) and brings its mission to life. Just as Juno will peer beneath the top clouds of Jupiter to understand its internal structure, visitors to this exhibit will be able, via infrared light, to “see” another world beneath the surface.
Another immersion installation is Above the Fold by Alex Kritselis. It was created to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. The show asks new questions about the continued effects of the attack on our national psyche and provides the room for reflection and contemplation.
490 E. Union St., Pasadena
Open Wednesday – Sunday, 12-5 p.m.
Admission: $7 for Adults, $5 for seniors & students with valid ID; free for PMCA members and children under 12
Admission is free the 1st Friday of every month
626.568.3665 or visit the PMCA website