Collecting Long Beach, Seven Decades From The Permanent Collection
September 7 – November 3, 2019
LBMA Downtown is pleased to present this inaugural exhibition featuring 35 Long Beach artists from the Museum’s Permanent Collection. Each work is a diverse contribution in celebration of Long Beach and the opening of the Museum’s downtown galleries and artist studios. Become a Member and join us for the opening on September 7. LBMA Downtown is located at 356 E 3rd Street, Long Beach, 90802.
Image caption: James Simpson, Miss Goody Two-Shoes, 1965, Acrylic on Canvas, 73 x 60 inches
September 19 , 2019 – January 12, 2020
Living and working in Southern California, Adam Harrison has built a practice that redefines traditional methods of portraying a physical space on canvas. Harrison reimagines conventional landscape painting approaches with a unique amalgamation of working from both memory and real-life observation. By spending months painting on location from a fixed vantage point, the artist develops an intimate familiarity with his surroundings. Harrison uses this understanding of his subject to then complete the work strictly from memory, resulting in a finished product that combines the physical aspects of a space with the impression left on those who visit it.
Curated by the Long Beach Museum of Art, Place is Adam Harrison’s first institutional solo exhibition. The featured large-scale landscapes focus on locations in Long Beach and San Pedro and immerse viewers in the physical spaces explored by the artist.
The Artful Book
October 4, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Today, artists who work in the Book Arts create fine and design bindings, fine press and letterpress editions, calligraphy, broadsides, handmade paper, and artist books. Visitors to The Artful Book will see outstanding contemporary examples of the Book Arts created by members of the California Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers. From finely crafted and superbly designed limited edition books to one-of-a-kind sculptural art objects, these artists let their imaginations soar and put their skills in the service of one of man’s best creations, the book. The Artful Book exhibition and related programming are made possible by lead support from The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation with additional generous support from the Bess J. Hodges Foundation.
October 4, 2019 – January 12, 2020
Textile art has long been used for practical, ornate and expressive means – a cultural vessel for storytelling in the absence of written word. Fiber artists working with the medium continue to push boundaries, redefining the dialogue between traditional and contemporary methods of woven narration. The selected works ranging in modern and contemporary style, exhibit a complex, undulating display of thread’s ability to tell stories and evoke woven symbolism.
Thread. showcases a culmination of work by some of today’s leading fiber artists: Terri Friedman, Miyoshi Barosh, Hannah Epstein, Diedrick Brackens, Tanya Aguiniga, Ardeshir Tabrizi, Channing Hansen, Moffat Takadiwa, Jeffrey Gibson, Luis Flores, Christina Forrer, Tschabalala Self, Ebony G. Patterson, and Chiachio & Giannone, alongside a selection from the Museum’s permanent collection.