Yvonne Cavanagh: Liminal Space
September 13, 2018 - January 12, 2019
In perpetual motion, life is an ongoing interchange between collapse and recovery. The former indicates a physical fall or notions of disintegration and illness, while the latter invites renewal and growing stability. Such an event can unwillingly steer to new ways of dealing with the outcome on a day-to-day basis, but ultimately to make peace with oneself among conditions that can no longer be controlled.
Yvonne Cavanagh’s work explores the inability to control the circumstances of life through abstraction, using tactile physicality to document ideas of grief, sudden aberration, and an incapability of control. Liminal Space includes vessels that solidify the very moment of collapse, as well as drawings that embody transient marks of loss, both on the physical and emotional ground. Presented together, these bodies of work seek to encapsulate the internal struggle that envelops someone after a seminal tragedy and the liminal space which is occupied while transitioning to a new experience.
Presented by Don C. & Diane S. Lake Family
The Society of Six: California Colorists
September 13, 2018 - April 20, 2019
Six plein-air painters based in Oakland, California, joined together in the late 1910s and formed an association that lasted through the 1930s. During this period, the Society of Six - Seldon Gile, Louis Siegriest, Bernard von Eichman, August F. Gay, William H. Clapp and Maurice Logan - created paintings with vivid colors and expressive energy. Transcending the picturesque, the group was initially viewed as raw and rough but are now widely considered the pioneers of modernism in Northern California. Their impact was lost with The Great Depression and was only resurrected by scholars, historians, and curators in the 1980s, most specifically Nancy Boas, whose book on the group has become the foremost resource and shares its title with this exhibition.
Borrowing from private collections and the Kern County Library Foundation, Society of Six: California Colorists, strives to further familiarize the accomplishments and the resulting legacy of these artists who collectively came together to celebrate the California landscape.
Charles Arnoldi: Forms, A Fifty Year Survey
May 10, 2018 - January 5, 2019
Charles Arnoldi is one of the most significant contemporary abstract painters, sculptors and printmakers of our generation. Emerging out of the booming 1970s Los Angeles art scene, Arnoldi’s paintings are experimentations in color, form and structure. Forms, A Fifty Year Survey highlights over 50 paintings, sculptures and works on paper beginning with the stick constructions and chainsaw wood relief paintings that brought him international acclaim early in his career through his most recent work which is inspired by a trip to Machu Picchu. Arnoldi’s work challenges, dissects and informs the traditional structure of form. Each piece is tirelessly configured and constructed, nuancing the relationship and subtleties of line and shape, color and material – the language of pure abstraction.
Presented by Blue Ribbon Circle
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Charles Arnoldi, Untitled, 2005, oil on aluminum, 8.5 x 6.75 inches. Courtesy of the Artist.