Thursday, April 18, 2013


Software: 21st Century Ceramics from Lo Angeles

Software is a survey of contemporary ceramics in Los Angeles, featuring the works of Danny First, Mitsuko Ikeno, Nobuhito Nishigawara, Brian Rochefort, and Kim Tucker. It was curated by Jason Ramos. Currently on view in the Torrance Art Museum's Gallery 2, this exhibition will run until May 16, 2013.

Los Angeles has a strong tradition in challenging traditional forms of ceramic art. Such innovators as Peter Voulkos and Ken Price have pushed the "potter's craft" in new directions, but, as time passes, they have themselves become the "traditional" and the standard against which new generations of ceramicists reexamine the aesthetics of clay. It is a long dialectic of practice, seeking to evolve distinct styles of expression.

So, Software is a "snapshot" of five artists, representing both the influences of the past and the attempt to create a unique new vision.

Works by Brian Rochefort (front) and Mitsuko Ikeno (behind)

Here are links to learn more about these artists:
Danny First
Mitsuko Ikeno
Nobuhito Nishigawara
Brian Rochefort
Kim Tucker

Works by Danny First

So, come on by the TAM to check out these works. The exhibit will be running until May 16, 2013. Don't miss out!!!

We're looking forward to seeing you!

Another gallery view of Software at the Torrance Art Museum, curated by Jason Ramos

Monday, April 8, 2013

In Case We Don't Die: Opening Night

Opening Night at the Torrance Art Museum, viewed through Chris Natrop's Reflect What You Are

The Torrance Art Museum opened our new exhibits, In Case We Don't Die, Software, and Works by Peter Everett, on Saturday, March 30. It was an exciting event, with plenty of the artists in attendance, live music, and good company.

I figured that I would share a few photos with you all. ;-)

Ishmael and Bert, by Danny First, met visitors entering Software: 21st Century Ceramics from Los Angeles

Peter Everett's Utopia was featured in the lobby

Works by Andreas Emenius and Frohawk Two Feathers

Works by Mie Olise and Monique Prieto

Chris Natrop's Black Butterfly Sparkle Bomb (2-4)

Live performance by Dreamers

Works by Brian Rochefort and Mitsuko Ikeno

Works by Ida Kvetny and Theis Wendt

Works by Christine Gray and Ida Kvetny

These shows run until May 16, 2013. Don't miss out!!!

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

In Case We Don't Die runs until May 16, 2013