Give It a Whirl – Saturday, March 14, 2009
Roger Kuntz: The Shadow Between Representation and Abstraction @ Laguna Art Museum
This exhibition, organized by Susan M. Anderson for Laguna Art Museum, includes over ninety paintings, sculptures, and works on paper and features the “Freeway Series” as well as a selection from the artist’s interiors, beach, bathtub, blimp, and tennis series. This is the first major show of the artist’s work since his death, and will focus on Kuntz’s search for what he called the “middle ground” between figurative and non-figurative painting. Kuntz lived in Laguna Beach from 1964 until his death in 1975 at the age of forty-nine. There will also be a panel discussion on Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 1pm, entitled Alternate Universe: 1950s and 1960s Los Angeles and the Claremont Group. A conversation with artists Jack Zajac, Doug McClellan, Tony DeLap, and Paul Darrow will be moderated by Paul Karlstrom, former West Coast Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art.
MEMBERS’ OPENING: Saturday, March 14, 2009, 6-10pm
Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
March 15 – May 24, 2009
Kim McCarty @ Kim Light/Lightbox
McCarty is known for her diaphanous watercolor portraits, whose expressionistic exaggerations of the figure have favored a suggestive adolescent androgeny. In this exhibition, two groups of figural works on paper further this project, bringing a maturing anatomical proportion and weight to the artist’s alternately expressive and engimatic subjects.
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, March 14, 2009, 6-8pm
2656 S. La Cienga Boulevard
Los Angeles CA
March 14 – May 16, 2009