Museum Openings This Week: Gun Sculptures, Latin American Abstracts & More

Magdalena Fernández (Venezuela), Video installation, 1:56 min. | Image: Courtesy MOLAA

A weekly guide showing you what museum exhibitions are opening this week around Southern California. Browse more recent openings here.

Museum of Latin American Art
He honed his craft in isolation and little is known about his life. In a time when his Argentine contemporaries were being recognized for their figurative work, Argentinian/Spanish artist Esteban Lisa focused on abstracts, as displayed in the retrospective, Esteban Lisa: Playing with Lines and Colors. "Although small, his works are subtly beautiful, from the restrained gradations of abstract form and color of the 1930s paintings, to the surprisingly vivid explosions of color marks across the pages from the 1950s to 1970s."
February 25 - May 27, 2012

Magdalena Fernández's featured installation at MOLAA evokes the Venezeulan artistic tradition of optical and geometric abstraction.
February 25 - May 27, 2012

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Laguna Art Museum
Los Angeles emerged on the art scene in the post WWII era. A part of Pacific Standard Time, The Postwar Era: From the Collection, 1945-1980, draws from the Laguna Art Museum's best, taking the viewer from realism through abstraction and experimentation.
February 26-April 29, 2012

In the exhibit Victor Hugo Zayas: Mi Obra, Mexican-American artist Zayas reveals his new series of sculptures constructed from tons of destroyed guns. A native of Los Angeles, he worked with the LAPD's Gun Buyback Program to create his work as a symbol of peace. Zayas expressionistic paintings of figures, landscapes, and cityscapes, and linear, abstract sculptures will also be on display.
February 26-April 29, 2012

Orange County Museum of Art
Richard Diebekorn was a leading West Coast Abstractionist who also explored figure painting. The Ocean Park Series, featuring approximately 80 works, including paintings, prints, drawings, and collages, was considered the artist's seminal work, created from 1967 to 1988.
Feb 26, 2012 - May 27, 2012

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