Visual Arts
From the urban typography of street graffiti to the Pop art provocations, California’s visual arts are as diverse as its population. Here, fine art meets multicultural folk traditions; digital design meets old world craftsmanship; and international styles merge with uniquely American ideas. It was here, after all, that oil painters captured idyllic images of the new American West in the 1890’s and the Culture Wars of the 1990’s made canvases and gallery walls into battlefields. Performance art considers the human body as a corporeal sculpture, canvas or a warzone, where ideas and ideals interact in the fles. Breaking from the European and New York old guard of art, California’s spirit of reinvention and exploration defines this state on the forever on the frontier.
San Luis Obispo Church Celebrates Artists' Divine Spark
San Luis Obispo Church Celebrates Artists' Divine Spark
The Beacon Art Show, organized by the San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church, will feature over 100 pieces by Central Coast artists.
Stripping off the Mask: Jane Park Wells and the Ascent of Korean Women
Stripping off the Mask: Jane Park Wells and the Ascent of Korean Women
Pasadena-based artist Jane Park Wells explores the recent evolution of the social and political role of Korean women.
Fifteen Seconds of Fame: The Andy Warhol Polaroids
Fifteen Seconds of Fame: The Andy Warhol Polaroids
A selection of polaroids by Andy Warhol are on display at The Luckman Gallery. The exhibition emphasizes the labor involved in the production of the artist's work.
Victor Wilde and Bohemian Society: Progressive Fashion with a Fine Art Soul
Victor Wilde and Bohemian Society: Progressive Fashion with a Fine Art Soul
L.A. designer Victor Wilde sees fashion as the ultimate forum for a literally and metaphorically collaborative art form.
Drew Oberjuerge's New Direction for the Riverside Art Museum
Drew Oberjuerge's New Direction for the Riverside Art Museum
As its new director, Inland Empire native Drew Oberjuerge has a vision for the museum to be accessible and relevant to all communities.
Llyn Foulkes: The 'Torment' of Painting and the Joy of Music
Llyn Foulkes: The 'Torment' of Painting and the Joy of Music
Artbound sat down with artist/musician Llyn Foulkes to discuss the psychology behind his works, how music soothes his soul, and what he really thinks about the art establishment.
Serpentine 2013: L.A. Artists Celebrate the Year of the Snake
Serpentine 2013: L.A. Artists Celebrate the Year of the Snake
2013 is the Chinese Year of the Snake, and a number of local artists are celebrating this much maligned creature in their work.
A Camera with a Conscience: Documenting Diversity in America
A Camera with a Conscience: Documenting Diversity in America
Atascadero photographer Joe Schwartz, whose 100th birthday coincides with his community's centennial, has dedicated his career to documenting America's have-nots.
'Prison Landscapes' and the Interior World of the Incarcerated
'Prison Landscapes' and the Interior World of the Incarcerated
Alyse Emdur explores the hand-crafted murals produced by prison inmates, which show whimsical worlds conjured from the inmates' imaginations.
Sue Mitchell's Year of Art
Sue Mitchell's Year of Art
Sue Mitchell made a year-long project of paying close attention to the natural world at Riverside's Fairmount Park, then transformed what she discovered into art.
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Architecture/ Design

California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.

icon, Community Arts discipline

Community Arts

Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.

icon, Cultural Politics discipline

Cultural Politics

Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

icon, Film & Media Arts discipline

Film & Media Arts

At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.

icon, Literature discipline

Literature

Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.

icon, Multi-Disciplinary discipline

Multi-Disciplinary

Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.

icon, Music discipline

Music

A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.

icon, Performance discipline

Performance

Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.

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Visual Arts

Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.


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