Thursday, August 15, 2013

True Believers: Opening on August 31

The Torrance Art Museum presents "True Believers: Horror Movies, Strange Tales, Comic Book Worlds and Weirdness." Exhibiting in Gallery One, this show will run from August 31 to October 12.

In the upcoming show, the TAM will be hosting an exploration of the bizarre and the horrible, the fantastic and the frightful. From the uncanny to the repulsive to the dreadful, every nuance and mode of terror will be considered. Yet, the Otherworldly need not be all bad; "True Believers" examines the brilliant transhuman heaven of Science Fiction and the murky chthonic hell of Horror, with all the imagined worlds in between, both dark and light.

The artists that will be represented in this exhibit are:

Justin Bower
The Clayton Brothers
Monica Cook
The Date Farmers
David French
Charles Irvin
Patrick Jackson
Joel Kyack
Candice Lin
Chad Person
Jon Pylypchuk
Colin Roberts
Robert Williams
Eric Yahnker

also on show will be props and effects from Amalgamated Dynamics Inc.

The show will open on August 31 and run until October 12. Curated by Adam Miller, Max Presneill and Jason Ramos, "True Believers" will be a thrilling exhibition!!!

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

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Final Week for Baker's Dozen V

The Octupy is waiting for you!!!

Only a few more days are left to come visit the TAM's exhibit, Baker's Dozen V: Marginal Revolutions. It all wraps up this Saturday, August 10. However, there are still some programs left to enjoy.

Our final My Daily Constitution session will be on August 10, in which we will be discussing Proposition 8 and the constitution. We will be considering the ramifications of the recent Supreme Court ruling.

However, before the weekend, the TAM will be offering free exhibition tours on Wednesday, August 7, and Thursday, August 8. Each day at 12:30 pm, we'll be offering a nice thirty-minute lunchtime discussion of the art on display and the concepts which they raise.

Finally, after the shows are wrapped, we will again be offering a mask-making workshop on Saturday, August 17, led by Kiel Johnson. When last we had such an event, much fun was had by all. ;-)

Works by Olga Koumoundourous, Robbie Herbst, Chad Person, Owen Driggs, Sandow Birk and Elyse Pignolet

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