|The Torrance Art Museum will be exhibiting Paradox Maintenance Technicians until March 9, 2013.|
The TAM's annual survey of contemporary painting from Los Angeles (and beyond) is now on exhibit. This year, we're calling it Paradox Maintenance Technicians. Yes, there are a whole lot of abstract works on display. ;-)
We have twenty-six paintings on view. It's hard to lump them together into a tidy thesis statement, but we wouldn't be too far off track to say that these works are expressions of the aesthetic conflict which a painter faces in transforming a noumenal inspiration into a manifest phenomenal communication. The vague idea takes shape through the craft of painting into an artistic statement.
It is an interesting concept, which is examined with great variety and distinction by the works collected into this exhibition.
|View from the back of Gallery One, featuring Esmeralda Montes' The Formation of Crag|
Artists included in Paradox Maintenance Technicians are:
|Works by Trine Wejp-Olsen, Sarah Awad, and Summer Wheat|
That's a good survey sample by my reckoning. ;-)
|Gallery view of work along the inner wall facing the rear|
So, come on over to the TAM to check out Paradox Maintenance Technicians and experience the paradox for yourself.
Moreover, we'll be having a panel discussion about the state of contemporary painting in Los Angeles this upcoming Saturday, February 9th, from 3 to 5 pm. The scheduled panelists are Kevin Appel, Catlin Moore, Max Presneill, Christopher Pate, and Grant Vetter.
There will be much to discuss.
|Works by Tyler Vlahovich, Helen Garber, and Christopher Kuhn|
Remember, this exhibit runs until March 9, 2013. Don't delay!!!
We're looking forward to seeing you at the TAM.