May 28 – August 20, 2017
This exhibition of fiber sculpture presents eleven contemporary artists from the western United States who generate large-scale fiber forms through experimentation with gravity, process, and mass. Using materials such as vinyl, industrial felt, wire, cotton canvas, and nylon, the artists create abstract works that underscore the contemporary transformation of fiber arts. Featured artists: Joel Allen, Miyoshi Barosh, Phyllis Green, Lloyd Hamrol, Mary Little, Christy Matson, Victoria May, Senga Nengudi, Lisa Soto, Kay Whitney, and May Wilson. This exhibition is made possible by the Pasadena Art Alliance.
May 28 - August 20, 2017
This solo exhibition of seminal contemporary artist Betye Saar features the artist’s series of washboard assemblage sculptures—an ongoing body of work that Saar started in the late 1990s. The washboard is a potent object for Saar, a reference she uses to examine the intersection of race, class, and labor. A selection of washboards from Saar’s personal collection will also be included in the exhibition This exhibition is made possible in part by The Philip and Muriel Berman Foundation, the Greenberg Foundation, and The Antonia and Vladimer Kulaev Cultural Heritage Fund.
September 10, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Since the 1990s, the US-Mexico border has become an important site for creative exploration of issues related to emigration, immigration, labor conditions, hybrid identities, and transformation. The US-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination, and Possibility presents the work of contemporary artists who explore the border as a physical reality (place), as a subject (imagination), and as a site for production and solution (possibility). The inclusion of artists from various disciplines, including design, architecture, sculpture, painting, and photography, reflects the ways in which contemporary artists and designers themselves cross disciplinary borders. Many of the artists featured in the exhibition pursue a creative problem-solving process sometimes described as “design thinking,” which involves invention, social engagement, and the task of making. The exhibition will include work by artists and designers such as Teddy Cruz, Adrian Esparza, Consuelo Jimenez Underwood, and Ana Serrano.
See the press release here.