TEEN NIGHT 2011 at Art in The Streets AT MOCA

SATURDAY, MAY 14, 7—10pm

For one night a year, teens take over the museum for an extravaganza of art, music, and much more. Inspired by the exhibition Art in the Streets, this year’s Teen Night features live performances by Knockstudy, Giuliana Pebenito, Asia-1, The Trozos, Brutal Noodle, and Marley Blaze & Demon Mob., a local and international student art exhibition, art-making activities, and refreshments. Bring your friends, and join teens from all over Southern California for the biggest cultural arts celebration.

Teen Night 2011 is the ninth annual event at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), exclusively for students in high school. This year’s event will be held at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on Saturday, May 14, 2011, from 7–10pm. A student art exhibition designed by the MOCA Apprentices is a key feature of the event

Hosted by the MOCA Apprenticeship Program (MAP)
Submissions must be postmarked by May 6, 2011

INFO 213-621-1745 or pnam@moca.org 
FREE guardian waiver required


House Behind Trees

: Georges Braque (French, Argenteuil 1882–1963 Paris)
: House Behind Trees
: 1906–7
: French
: Oil on canvas
Overall: 14 3/4 x 18 1/8 in. (37.5 x 46 cm)
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975

Abstracionismo e Neoplasticismo

Música de fundo: Bolero de Ravel


“Specter,” 2011, oil on wood panel, 60 x 36″

Darren Waterston: Kingdom
Through May 28, 2011

Deborah Butterfield: New Sculpture
June 2 – July 30, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 2, 6-8pm

212 3rd Avenue South
Seattle, Washington 98104

Phone: (206) 624-0770
Fax: (206) 624-4031
Email: staff@gregkucera.com
Website: www.gregkucera.com
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10:30am-5:30pm

Through May 28, 2011

Greg Kucera Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent oil paintings on panel, sculptures and gouache paintings on paper by artistDarren Waterston. The exhibition, titled KINGDOM, will feature several large scale oil paintings depicting animals, some realistically rendered, others ghostly or minimally suggested, in abstracted, open landscapes alluding ambiguously to water, earth, and air. The works use the form of the animal to explore states of being and becoming, metamorphosis, dematerialization and decay.

The animals appear in landscapes that are in constant flux, the materiality of the animal’s body always marking the paradox of a being’s concrete existence in inherently unstable time and space. Freed from predictable cycles of birth, life, and death, the animals in the paintings may be victims of the atmospheric upheaval that surrounds them, or they may be products of it; but they are never ontologically apart.
-Darren Waterson

The twenty-three works on paper constituting the Bestiary, derive from the medieval bestiary tradition, in which a finite number of known species—as well as mythological creatures—were catalogued encyclopedically. Here the animal body itself is in a state of transition, in flux, and without boundaries. While the shapes of these animals are individually recognizable, their forms are stacked and tangled and begin to meld into one another. The exhibition’s three sculptures are similar in their stacking of flora and fauna and detritus from the natural world.

By turns monstrous, fanciful, or abstract, the animals merge into composite forms bringing forth strange fellowships between species normally separated by geography, time, or the line between fact and fiction.

As a genre, the medieval bestiary not only constituted a natural history of creation, but also participated in a rich tradition of the moralizing allegory, the animal kingdom providing apt figures for human behavior, human folly, and the stark reality of the postlapsarian human condition.
-Darren Waterson

Also, Darren Waterston will have an upcoming exhibition Forest Eater, at both the Contemporary Museum and Honolulu Academy of Arts in Honolulu, HI from May 27 – September 11, 2011.

June 2 – July 30
An opening reception for the artist will be from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., June 2, 2011.

We are pleased to announce a special, two month exhibition of new sculpture by Deborah Butterfield, her 9th one-person exhibition with the gallery since 1991. Throughout the gallery, inside and out on our sculpture deck, we will show three large standing bronze horses and at least four small standing bronze horses.

Originally built of sticks and branches from the madrona, this work was patinated to resemble the deep reds and oranges of the bark of this lovely Pacific Coast tree. Butterfield has recently been experimenting with mixing quite large tree chunks and trunk pieces with smaller, more delicate branches in her work. This sculpture displays this extreme juxtaposition, rendering the horse both solidly concrete and airily abstract at the same time.

The gestural quality of the horse is enhanced by the painterly patina Butterfield uses to depict the particular beauty of madrona bark. It’s rare to see this much color, particularly red, in Butterfield’s bronze work.

“Bestiary No. 1,” 2010, gouache on paper,
14 x 10″

Deborah Butterfield, “Madrona,” 2009,
unique cast bronze with patina, 86 x 117 x 26″

Deborah Butterfield, “Untitled,” 2011,
unique cast bronze with patina, 31 x 33 x 11″

Chagall America Windows Video

Here’s a breathtaking video by artist and blogger Shellie Lewis of the refreshed Chagall America Windows looking like they might explode from their own beauty:

Free 2nd Sunday PS Art Museum ART PARTY

Join us on Sunday, May 8 for Art Party ‘2011!

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The museum’s annual Art Party is an fun-filled opportunity for visitors and members of all ages to receive free art instruction and experience a host of activities throughout the museum. All art supplies will be free so that attendees can try their hand at making unique works of art, including painting, sculpting, sketching, ceramics, and printmaking.  This free day will also feature a special performance by the San Gorgonio Ballet (at 11 a.m.), storytelling for children (from 1-3 p.m.), docent tours of the museum (all day) and special screenings of Pixar short films in the museum’s Annenberg Theater.  Ben and Jerry’s ice cream will also be served.

Art Party is one of the museum’s Free 2nd Sundays, generously funded by the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation, The Coeta and Donald Barker Foundation, The James Irvine Foundation and Wells Fargo.

Manuel Pardo

Manuel Pardo, from “Stardust Drawings” series, 2011, Gelly Roll pens, at CSU Fullerton’s Begovich Gallery. Continuing through May 12, 2011
Cal State Fullerton, Begovich Gallery
Fullerton, California  
New York based, Cuban born artist Manuel Pardo creates intricate figurative drawings of stylish women that he limns using Gelly Roll pens filled with glitter. The centerpiece of this show is a group of forty 12 x 15 inch drawings of fancily attired and coifed women that are inspired by 1940’s fashion shots, pop culture and cartoons. Each woman wears an elegant gown, large, dramatic jewelry and elaborate make-up. Echoing the stylized attire are settings that combine 1930’s glamour with colorful Matisse-like patterns on patterns of overstuffed, overly decorated rooms. Pardo is paying homage to his self-sacrificing mother, Gladys, who moved here from Cuba to give her children a better life. The artist says, “I give her everything she did not have in real life: elaborate hairdos, fancy designer dresses and lavish surroundings all placed in the time period where she would have enjoyed them.”

The exhibition also features four 40’s style dresses and gowns, designed by Pardo, made just for the show. One gown, “Trust,” has a repeated pattern of a blowjob, and is dedicated, Pardo explains, “to housewives everywhere who were at the mercy of their husbands’ fidelity.” The dramatic installation enhances the work with angled, painted walls, stage-type lighting and a 20-foot high reproduction to scale of a Pardo drawing.

– Liz Goldner

Rik Phillips Now at Savage Archdeacon Gallery / Collection

865 N. Palm Canyon Dr. PS, CA


William Miller Design Presents

Please join us on Friday, April 29, for this fantastic show featuring Palm Springs Art from
The Savage Archdeacon Gallery Palm Springs
Refreshments served!

Friday, April 29 • 6:00pm – 8:30pm

William Miller Design
70020 Highway 111
Rancho Mirage

For more information, call (760) 770-9199

PS Lifestyle Captured Perfectly

Paintings By Tina Schmidt Reflecting our fabulous Palm Springs Lifestyle
Now Available through Marc Joseph
777 N. Palm Cyn #201