356 E 3rd Street, Long Beach, 90802
We are delighted to share our forthcoming exhibition, Space as Presence with you. Unfortunately our announcement to reopen LBMA Downtown for in-person, by reservation-only came too soon, and our gallery doors will need to remain temporarily closed until further notice from local health authorities. We will continue to highlight these works online, and look forward to connecting with you there until we can meet again.
Space as Presence
Space as Presence at LBMA Downtown features large-scale installations from Southern California artists Christine Nguyen, Elyse Pignolet and Fran Siegel whose works mold to, and evolve with their surroundings. This malleability forms from a tiling process used by each artist; their “canvas” has no limitation, and the works as a result grow until they feel complete, changing to the shape of their environment. Nguyen, Pignolet and Siegel each navigate the intersections of material, narrative and space.
In 2019, the Long Beach Museum of Art and Art Exchange merged to form LBMA Downtown, a dynamic art campus in the heart of the East Village Arts District. “It’s the perfect marriage for the Museum…” – Executive Director, Ronald C. Nelson. Read more.
LBMA Downtown is home to five artist studios. Local artists are on-site daily working with mediums ranging woodworking to fine art painting and glass. Artists and respective contact information can be viewed here.