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Visions From The New California Exhibition in Santa Monica

I am included in the Visions from the New California exhibit with these other fine artists.  The show is at the 18th Street Arts Center, in Santa Monica, CA, and will be up from April 14 to May 31, 2012.  This show highlights artists who have won the “Visions from the New California Award,”  which is an honor from the Alliance of Artist communities and funded by the James Irvine Foundation.   The following is from the curator, Mark Steven Greenfield:

“There are few occasions when the breadth of work in a group exhibition so serendipitously finds its own cohesion. Thankfully such is the case with the offerings of the “Visions from the New California” exhibition at 18th Street Arts Center.  To my mind, the most conspicuous thread running through the exhibition is one of “pan-culturalism”, as evidenced by the priorities engendered in the work, as well as the diverse backgrounds of the artist.  The work suggests a rethinking of long held notions of the contemporary Californian aesthetic as envisioned by a cross section of artists representing ideas with decidedly global perspectives. The exhibition features work that deals with issues of race, sex, gender, redefine constructionism, new minimalism, early photography, nostalgic meditations, and the interplay between nature and the man-made.”

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