My recent trip to Claremont in late August included the required visit to Some Crust Bakery. They have a nice Paul Soldner piece in their dining area. Clearly it is there since Paul was a fixture in Claremont and made his daily visit for coffee and such. I have many fond memories of sitting with Paul both when I was a Claremont resident, and later during my visits and discussing art and life.
The art galley at Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) will have a retrospective of Karl Benjamin's work, opening September 22nd. If you're in the southland, you do not want to miss it! Of course, Karl was an important mentor of mine and many other artists from the Claremont area.
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Looks like the galleries are bringing out some of their big guns this month with some stunning shows. Greg Kucera exhibits sculptor Deborah Butterfield once again. Large and medium scale pieces of of course horses, created with found wood, cast in bronze.
This piece involves mixed mediums. The "wood" of the horse is her traditional bronze technique, while the other items are found objects such as plastic that washed up on Alaska beaches and are de...
During a recent visit to the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena California I was excited to see the Duchamp to Pop exhibit. I've always been a fan of Pop so it was great to see some quality works of historical significance.
Marcel Duchamp seems to have had quite a relationship with the Pasadena Art Museum and Norton Simon as the seem to have a number of great works!
Bottlerack, Apparently this is the real McKoy.
L.H.O.O.Q. or La Joconde, 1964 (replica of 1919 ori...
I visited the opening of Pacific Inc., the exhibition of Pieter Vanzanden's sculptures in collaboration with Mandy Jene Turner's paintings and wood block prints of Pieter's creations on Saturday September 3rd. First of all, if you've never been to the Smith and Vallee Gallery in Edison, it is worth the visit. It is a wonderful vintage school house converted into a spectacular exhibition space. Smith and Vallee seem to have two divisions: the gallery, and a...