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Saturday, April 21, 2018

CANCELED: SOUTHERN CA | Culver City Gallery Crawl: Nicole Eisenman, Robert Colescott, and Katherine Sherwood

Date(s): April 21, 2018

Time: 1:30 PM  PST - 4:30 PM  PST

 

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Members | $10
Guests I $15

 



Join ArtTable once again, we invite you to join ArtTable SoCal for an afternoon gallery crawl to three spaces showcasing fascinating and important exhibitions: Nicole Eisenman's "Dark Light," "Robert Colescott" at Blum + Poe, and "Katherine Sherwood: The Interior of Yelling Clinic." 

This event will be followed by a wine and cheese reception. 

The initerary is as follows:

1:30 PM  Director-led tour of Nicole Eisenman's "Dark Light," which presents the American debut of work featured in and executed subsequent to Eisenman's 2017 solo show at the Vienna Secession.  In two monumental paintings and an extended series of drawings, Eisenman, who pioneered the  resurgence of figuration in contemporary painting by drawing upon a range of art historical sources, addresses herself to the current political reality.  Once primarily focused on queer and gender issues, Eisenman now looks at President Trump, his supporters, and the dark forces permeating our nation.  The works oscillate between despair, outrage, and confusion and hysterical amusement, as her razor sharp humor is ignited by a powerful sense of rebellion.   

2:30 PM Guided tour of "Robert Colescott" at Blum + Poe led by Emily Alderman, Associate Director.  This exhibition focuses on four bodies of work from the late 1960s through the mid-1980s and represents the first comprehensive selection of paintings and drawings by Colescott to be on view in California in over two decades.  With his distinctive style of figuration and satirical sensibility, Colescott laid bare issue of racism and sexism in both American culture and traditions of Western art.  The earliest works shown foreground the artist's interest in politics and current events, paintings of the mid-70s explore social issues, while the "Bathers" series of the mid-80s set black female nudes into the context of Old Master paintings. 

3:30 PM Guided tour of "Katherine Sherwood: The Interior of the Yelling Clinic," led by Walter Maciel.  After suffering a cerebral hermorrhage 20 years ago, the Northern California-based Sherwood adjusted her artistic practice, learning to paint with her left hand and taking as her subject the intersection of art and physical disability.  Sherwood explores her personal narrative within the context of the odalisque and the still life in her recent works, which are rendered in acrylic and collaged photo-lithographs of brain scans mounted on found vinyl art reproductions.  A Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, Sherwood is the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship Award, National Endowment for the Arts Grant and the Adeline Kent Award from the San Francisco Art Institute.   

Following this final tour at the Walter Maciel Gallery, refreshments will be served.

Thank you Brenda Williams and Roni Feinstein for organizing this program. 

Image:  Robert Colescott, Bombs Bursting in Air, 1978. Acrylic on canvas, 83 3/4 x 65 7/8 x 1 5/8 inches. © Estate of Robert Colescott/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
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