Tuesday, January 31, 2012

To Live and Paint in LA

"To Live and Paint in LA" on exhibit at the Torrance Art Museum

From January 21 to March 10, 2012, the Torrance Museum of Art (TAM) will be exhibiting "To Live and Paint in LA", featuring the works of 29 painters, ranging widely in style and technique. This show is a survey of the broader aesthetic trends that influence emerging regional artist.

This show is curated by TAM's own Max Presneill and Jason Ramos. The artists are all new to the museum, bringing a fresh perspective to our institutional dialogue. Here's a list of painters on display:

Jonathan Apgar                                    Allison Miller
Rebecca Campbell                               John Mills
Daniella Campins                                 Aaron Noble
Alika Cooper                                        Antonio Puleo
Noah Davis                                          Alison Rash
Tomory Dodge                                     Nano Rubio
Asad Faulwell                                      Conrad Ruiz
Jon Flack                                            John Seal
Yvette Gellis                                        Ryan Sluggett
Iva Gueorguieva                                   Comora Tolliver
Mary Addison Hackett                         Chris Trueman
Carlson Hatton                                    Miller Updegraff
Thomas Whittaker Kidd                       Grant Vetter
Andy Kolar                                         Ben White
Constance Mallinson

Over the next few weeks, we'll be featuring some of the exhibited works here at Madrona Musings, but don't be content to merely admire them online. Come on down and check them out for yourself. And, where a link is provided, click on the artist names above to go visit their websites, where you can see more works representative of their unique aesthetic visions.

We're looking forward to seeing you at the TAM.

Welcome to the Torrance Art Museum Blog

The welcome sign that directs visitors to the Torrance Art Museum's entry.

Madrona Musings is the new blog for the Torrance Art Museum (TAM), dedicated to providing information, commentary, and entertainment regarding the museum's exhibitions, events, and featured artists. Moreover, we hope to foster a dialogue with the community, including both the artists and the art enthusiasts, so as to develop and promote a distinct aesthetic vision.

The TAM has an established curatorial tradition that allows the artists who participate within the exhibitions to express themselves as they see fit, self-selecting the art that they believe addresses the show's premise with the greatest authenticity. Likewise, the use of crowd sourced curatorial input has helped shaped many recent distinctive shows.

Likewise, this blog intends to follow with a similar community-centric outlook. Although I'll be the "Blog Host" at Madrona Musings, it is the community participation through post comments and thread interaction that will be the measure of our success. It is my goal to write blog posts that will inspire the readership to share their thoughts and experiences on the topics under consideration at the TAM.

I look forward to this challenge.

Lawrence J Ramirez