California Dreaming: An International Portrait of Southern California at the Oceanside Museum of Art
Opening Reception: December 6, 2014 6-8pm
Exhibition runs December 6, 2014 - March 29, 2015
704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054
California Dreaming: An International Portrait of Southern California is a comprehensive traveling exhibition juried by Peter Frank (Los Angeles-based art critic/curator), Drew Oberjuerge (Inland Empire-based museum director), and Daniel Foster (San Diego/Oceanside-based museum director). The exhibition is a contemporary look at the state of the “California Dream” interpreted by 54 artists from California and beyond. Also available with the traveling exhibition is a quality catalog publication of the 54 chosen artworks.
DRAGNET at the Manhattan Beach Art Center, curated by Kio Griffith
Opening Reception: December 12, 2014, 7:30-10pm
Exhibition runs December 12, 2014 - January 15, 2015
1560 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Dragnet is a survey exhibition of L.A. collaborative Durden and Ray. Members of Durden and Ray were each asked to sub-curate an emerging Los Angeles artist who they shared inspiration and admiration.
Based in Los Angeles since January 2010, Durden and Ray is comprised of artists and curators who work collaboratively to create exhibition opportunities in cooperating gallery spaces around the world. The Durden and Ray model expressly overlaps multiple strategies, including the commercial potential and visual I.D. of a gallery, the democratic structure of an artist's group, the potential to create collaborative works of art in the manner of a collective, and the shared fiscal support of its programs by group members and partnering organizations similar to a non-profit. The group has already seen notable success, realizing exhibitions in Los Angeles, Tokyo, and beyond. A true exemplar of organizational innovation, the Durden and Ray engine opens new pathways between self-motivated contemporary artists, arts organizers, and contemporary exhibition spaces worldwide.