Helen Lundeberg: A Retrospective
Laguna Art Museum is proud to be organizing the first comprehensive exhibition of the work of a key figure in twentieth-century California art, Helen Lundeberg (1908-1999).
Frederick Hammersley: Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection
The museum’s collection is rich in drawings and prints by the renowned Los Angeles modernist Frederick Hammersley (1919-2009). This is largely thanks to the donation of thirty-eight of his works on paper by the Frederick Hammersley Foundation in 2014. The works range from casual studies from life to carefully composed abstractions. Hammersley was part of the same artistic circle as Helen Lundeberg, and the museum’s large-scale retrospective of Lundeberg’s work provides an opportune moment to show for the first time the bulk of its Hammersley holdings.
The exhibition will be shown on the museum’s upper level. Support for the exhibition was generously provided by the Frederick Hammersley Foundation.
City Life, Los Angeles: 1930s to 1950s
Beginning in the 1930s, many American artists turned their attention to scenes of everyday life, which they rendered in a realistic style. Often their paintings celebrated the development of the modern city and its hustle-bustle of activity. This exhibition focuses on urban scenes by the group of artists—most members of the California Water Color Society—who were the leading proponents of “American Scene” painting in California.
In March Kelsey Michaels Fine Art opens “Unveiling Light,” a Solo exhibition by Kaori Fukuyama.
Kaori Fukuyama was born and raised in Kumamoto, Japan where she first realized the magic of color and light in her surrounding natural environments. Her recent work explores a visual experience that is rooted in the Southern California light and space art movement, embracing vibrant colors, creating a sense of light, depth, volume, and playing with perception. Fukuyama’s process involves careful and patient blending of multiple paint layers, and has its origin in the meditative craft-making tradition of her Japanese heritage.
KMFA will also be hosting a group exhibition in the upper gallery featuring work by Kimerlee Curyl, Nick Capaci, Kelsey Irvin, Liz Jardine, Stacy D’Aguiar, and Pablo Rojero.
An opening reception will be held March 3rd, 6-9pm.
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Works on Paper, semi-abstract mixed media paintings by Lynn Welker will be featured in the Front Gallery along with Art Under Pressure, creative monotypes by Anne Moore, in the Skylight Gallery. Exhibiting artists are Cindy Beatteay, Ann Kim, Sunny Kim, Mada Leach, Hyatt Moore, Jong Ro, and Lawrence Terry. Meet the artists during the Art Walk on Thursday, Mar 3, 6-9 pm. Complimentary refreshments offered. SGL, located at 384-A N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA, is opened every day from noon to 5 and by appointment.
Featured Artist: KATIE COSTELLO. The recent rains and warm sunny days have blessed our fields and trees. I am enjoying getting out and painting those beautiful changing trees.
James C. Leonard Solo Exhibition at Avran Art + Design
The Language of Color
Avran Art + Design is pleased to present a solo exhibition ofartworks by critically acclaimed artist, James C. Leonard, on Saturday, March 19th from 6-9 PM.
“Leonard’s compositions are entirely non-representational and move the viewer’s eye vertically or horizontally across the space. This basic movement is complicated by layers of dropped, speckled, and fragmented colors that infuse not only a rich language of color, but also a visual history left to be discovered by the eye as it moves across the surface. Leonard’s inventive layering process results in heavy impasto, or textured, surfaces with a glossy, wet shine, making them particularly beautiful when seen in person.”
March Exhibition: How I Identify…Myself
Gallery Reception 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday March 3rd
Exhibition runs from March 3 to March 26, 2016
Laguna Beach, CA
How I Identify…Myself
March 3 to March 26, 2016
Artist Reception: Thursday March 3 to March 26, 2016
What are the things that make you unique? What things make you stand apart from others? How would you describe yourself and how might others describe you? Is human-kind transforming? Do you identify yourself by gender, race, nationality, religion, or sexual orientation? Is your personality your identity? Can it be changed or is it hardwired?
For this exhibition, artists responded with artworks that explore the many facets of identify.
Artists include: Sharon Alagna, Gary Beeber, Andrea Coates, Barbara Cornelius, Alex Cowles, Kristen Eisenbraun, Peri Gildersleeve, Juan Gomez, Robin Hiers, Jessica Hopkins, Ann Johnston-Schuster, Marsha Karagheusian, Aubree Karner, Scott Leahing, Lindsey Price, Dixie Salazar, Ryan Smith, Kate Stipp, Mike Tarasyuk, Meggan Trobaugh, Petert Walker, Jennifer Weigel, and Matt Wellborn
Exhibiting artists, Carolyn Machado & Yoonsook Ryang discussing their work with visitors
The Woods Cove Art Gallery is an eclectic collaboration of many different artists including painters and photographers, sculptors and musicians. A gallery with a more relaxed feel, this is the place for people from all walks of life to come and experience the arts, and share in collaboration and discussion. There will be live music during this Thursday’s Art Walk opening.
During March First Thursdays Art Walk, all of the artists in the shop will have portfolios and various pieces of art for show and sale as well.
Mason El Hage (owner/tattoo artist, Palos (tattoo artist), Matt Vaught (tattoo artist), Henry Lim (tattoo artist), Kami Sparks (artist)
Our featured artist this month is Matt Vaught (@mattvaught_tattoo on instagram).
“Matt Vaught was born and raised in Southern California. Overcoming adversity early on in life, he found his niche and comfort in tattooing, most recently picking up painting and other mediums, which will all be displayed in the front window of Harbor’s End Tattoo during this month’s Art Walk.