Curated Itinerary: March 31st Guide

ForYourArt Curates Focused Itineraries for You Around Particular Themes And Interests.

This week, we’ve pulled exhibitions in Los Angeles related to Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980 and exhibitions open during ForYourArt’s exhibition: Win Pacific Standard Time in Print: The Catalogue Show. Click the image above to view the map of Pacific Standard Time Exhibitions. What are you interested in? Tell us! Email with ideas.

Win Pacific Standard Time in Print: The Catalogue Show
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. (Miracle Mile)
Saturday, March 31: 11am-8pm
Independently commemorating the unprecedented initiative of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980, and in conjunction with its closing day celebration, ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. presents Win Pacific Standard Time in Print: The Catalogue Show, a one-day activity featuring an installation of the entire library of Pacific Standard Time catalogues and publications, awarded to one attendee via an in-space drawing after the event.

Pacific Standard Time Exhibitions

Common Ground: Ceramics in Southern California 1945-1975
American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) (Pomona)
Sat: 12-5pm
An examination of both the cohesiveness and the diversification found within the Los Angeles-area, post-World War II, clay community. More than 300 ceramic objects created or designed by 53 artists working in studios, classrooms, or industrial environments illustrate the tremendous growth and experimentation in ceramics at this specific time. On view through March 31, 2012.

Carefree California: Cliff May and the Romance of the Ranch House
Art, Design & Architecture Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara)
Sat: 12-5pm
The first major exhibition based on the work of Cliff May, the designer who popularized the ranch house and made it an icon of casual California living in the post-war era. On view through June 17, 2012.

Places of Validation Art & Progression
California African American Museum (CAAM) (Downtown)
Sat: 10am-5pm
This exhibit examines the achievments of African American judicial leadership and how some court cases have shaped the experiences of African Americans in California. On view through May 27, 2012.

Breaking Ground: Chinese American Architects in Los Angeles (1945-1980)
Chinese American Museum (Downtown)
Sat: 10am-3pm
This exhibition showcases the architectural achievements of four pioneering Chinese American architects whose contributions were critical to the development of Los Angeles’ urban and visual landscape between 1945 and 1980. The exhibit will focus on the lives and work of Eugene K. Choy, Gilbert Leong, Helen Liu Fong, and Gin Wong. On view through June 3, 2012.

Indoor Ecologies: The Evolution of the Eames House Living Room
Eames Foundation (Pacific Palisades)
10am-3pm, RSVP Required
The exhibit is a journey through photos, interviews and the memories of family and friends, as well as the recreation of several early living room arrangements by Ray and Charles Eames. As with all visits to the House, appointments are required. On view through April 30, 2012.

Sight Specific: LACPS and the Politics of Community
Fisher Museum of Art, University of Southern California (Downtown)
Sat: 12-4pm
Curated by Tim B. Wride, Sight Specific: LACPS and the Politics of Community will explore the personalities, programs and impact of the Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies (LACPS). The exhibition will be structured with photo-documentation as well as video oral histories that will lead the story of how the organization has contextualized the history of photography in its region. On view through April 7, 2012. 

In Focus: Los Angeles, 1945–1980
The J. Paul Getty Museum (Brentwood)
Sat: 10am-9pm
This exhibition presents approximately 30 photographs from the Getty Museum’s permanent collection made in Los Angeles between 1945 and 1980. Both iconic and relatively unknown works are featured by artists whose careers are defined by their association with the city, who may have lived in Los Angeles for a few brief but influential years, or whose visit inspired them to create memorable images. On view through May 6, 2012.

Trouble in Paradise: Music and Los Angeles 1945-1975
The GRAMMY Museum (Downtown)
Sat: 10am-7:30pm
This exhibit explores thirty years of the pop music scene in Los Angeles, and its related culture, politics, and popular art. On view through June 3, 2012.

Perpetual Conceptual: Echoes of Eugenia Butler
LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) (West Hollywood)
Sat: 12-6pm
Amulti-part exhibition, in collaboration with the City of West Hollywood, focused around Eugenia Butler, Sr. and the conceptual projects that took place at Eugenia Butler Gallery (1968 – 1971). On view through April 21, 2012.

Maria Nordman Filmroom: Smoke 1967-Present and California Design, 1930-1965: “Living in a Modern Way”
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
Sat: 11am-8pm
A single room silent double projection, FILMROOM: SMOKE incorporates a real chair and documents two actors interacting with the same chair on the beach at the ocean’s edge. Also at LACMA is an exhibition of the first major study of California midcentury modern design. With more than 300 objects—furniture, ceramics, metalwork, fashion and textiles, and industrial and graphic design—the exhibition examines the state’s role in shaping the material culture of the entire country.

San Diego’s Craft Revolution-From Post-War Modern to California Design
Mingei International Museum (San Diego)
Sat: 10am-4pm
This exhibition documents a fascinating, inspiring and overlooked chapter of San Diego’s recent past: the important contribution of San Diego craftsmen from the postwar period beginning in the 1940s up through the 1970s. On view through April 15, 2012 

Cruising the Archive: Queer Art and Culture in Los Angeles, 1945-1980: Rare Looks
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives (Downtown)
Sat: 11am-5pm
Rare Looks presents artworks alongside archival materials, emulating the archive as a site for engaging with historical materials. Artists in Rare Looks include Veray Bizelle, Sidney Bronstein, Rudi Gernreich, Sister Corita Kent, Robert Legorreta (Cyclona), Mundo Meza, Kate Millett, John Quitman, Lisa Moschini, and Alva Rogers, Patssi Valdez, and others. On view through May 31, 2012. 

Cruising the Archive: Queer Art and Culture in Los Angeles, 1945-1980: Wink Wink
ONE Archives Gallery & Museum (West Hollywood)
Sat: 1-5pm
Wink Wink presents artworks that convey a particular emphasis on social scenes, queer humor, playfulness, and abstraction. Artists in Wink Wink include Steven Arnold, Don Bachardy, Mitch Berman, B. Bow, Sidney Bronstein, Claire Falkenstein, Anthony Friedkin, Sister Corita Kent, Robert Legorreta (Cyclona), McAlister, Kate Millett, Robert Opel, Phranc, John Quitman, Don Sorenson, Anne Stockwell, Patssi Valdez, and others. On view through April 1, 2012. 

46 N. Los Robles: A History of the Pasadena Art Museum
Pacific Asia Museum (Pasadena)
Sat: 10am-6pm
This exhibition explores the history of the Pasadena Art Museum during a time when America’s cultural life was changing dramatically. During this period, the Pasadena Art Museum pioneered groundbreaking exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, much of which has not been seen in Southern California since. On view through April 8, 2012. 

Backyard Oasis: The Swimming Pool in Southern California Photography, 1945 – 1982
Palm Springs Art Museum (Palm Springs)
Sat: 10am-5pm
Backyard Oasis examines swimming pools in photographs from 1945 to 1982 as visual analogs of the ideals and expectations associated with Southern California. On view through May 27, 2012.

L.A. Raw: Abject Expressionism in Los Angeles, 1945-1980, From Rico Lebrun to Paul McCarthy
Pasadena Museum of California Art (Pasadena)
Sat: 12-5pm
This exhibition traces the distinctive aesthetic of figurative expressionism from the end of World War II, bringing together over 120 works by forty-one artists in a variety of media–painting, sculpture, photography and performance. On view through May 20, 2o12.

It Happened at Pomona: Art at the Edge of Los Angeles, 1969-1973, Part 3: At Pomona 
Pomona College Museum of Art (Pomona)
Sat: 12-5pm
The extraordinary works championed by Glicksman and Winer were shown within an equally extraordinary community of arts faculty and students at Pomona College. The final It Happened at Pomona exhibition shows how the influence of these exhibitions contributed to a vibrant atmosphere in which artists and curators were feeding off of each other’s ideas and developing what would become some of the most important aesthetic concerns of the late twentieth century. On view through May 18, 2012. 

Pasadena to Santa Barbara: A Selected History of Art in Southern California 1951-1969
Santa Barbara Museum of Art (Santa Barbara)
Sat: 11am-5pm
This exhibition focuses on the legacy of two of Southern California’s leading venues for contemporary art since the 1940s: the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the Pasadena Art Museum (known from 1941-1953 as the Pasadena Art Institute, and since 1975 as the Norton Simon Museum). On view through May 6, 2012.

Clay’s Tectonic Shift: John Mason, Ken Price and Peter Voulkos, 1956-1968
Scripps College, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery (Claremont)
Sat: 1-5pm
Los Angeles was the site of a “revolution in clay” in which a small group of artists challenged studio pottery’s traditional focus on utilitarian ware to create sculptural forms. The exhibition and catalog, Clay’s Tectonic Shift, focus on three artists—Mason, Price and Voulkos—who, in the late 1950s and 1960s, emerged as sculptors, creating new works in clay that claimed equal footing with art in other media. On view through April 8, 2012. 

Miracle Mile Exhibitions

Mel Bochner: Theory of Sculpture: Fontana’s Light
Marc Selwyn Fine Art (6222 Wilshire Blvd # 101)
Sat: 11am-6pm
In this show, Mel Bochner recreates a 1991 Milan exhibition in which he added luminous color to his 1970′s sculptures. On view through April 27, 2012.

Daniel Cummings
ACME (6150 Wilshire Blvd.)
Sat: 11am-6pm
The exhibition features drawings, paintings, and sculpture by artist Daniel Cummings. On view through April 21, 2012

Fiona Banner: Unboxing, the Greatest Film Never Made
1301PE (6150 Wilshire Blvd.)
Sat 11am–6pm
1301PE’s fourth solo exhibition of work by British artist Fiona Banner. In a homage to Orson Welles’ failed attempt at his first movie, Heart of Darkness, Banner constructs an exhibition that articulates manʼs hubris through drawings and sculpture. On view through May 5, 2012.

Sanya Kantarovsky: Blue Notebook № 10
Marc Foxx (6150 Wilshire Blvd.)
Sat: 11am-6pm
A solo exhibition of work by Los Angeles-based Russian painter Sanya Kantarovsky. Kantarovsky’s paintings combine elements of illustration and design with more programmatic strategies linked to historical abstraction. On view through March 24, 2012.

A Common Treasury
AMBACH & RICE (6148 Wilshire Blvd)
Sat: 11am-6pm
An exhibition of new works by British artist Abigail Reynolds. The exhibit’s title is derived from 
The True Levellers Standard Advanced, a seventeenth century manifesto penned by a faction of English Protestant agrarian collectivists, early proponents of social and  environmental activism. On view through March 31, 2012.

Scooters: Size Doesn’t Always Matter and Sculpture in Motion: Masterpieces of Italian Design
Petersen Automotive Museum (6060 Wilshire Blvd.)
Sat: 10am-6pm Adults $10, Seniors $8, Students & Military $5, Children 5-12 $3, Children Under 5 FREE
Two exhibitions at the Peterson Automotive Museum. Sculpture in Motion: Masterpieces of Italian Design explores the many ways in which Italian coachbuilders and manufacturers have contributed to the evolution of the automobile from a collection of disorganized parts to a single, visually appealing unit. On view through February 2013. Scooters: Size Doesn’t Always Matter is a survey of the scooter throughout its history. On view through May 28, 2012.

Rowan Wood: The Quadrant of Caricature
Steve Turner Contemporary (6026 Wilshire Blvd.)
Sat: 11am–6pm
An exhibition of new paintings created in the last two years by Rowan Wood. Wood’s paintings explore the nature of visual language, parsed into “signs” that communicate formal and connotative ideas.

Death and Life of an Object
Edward Cella Art & Architecture (6018 Wilshire Blvd.)
Sat. 11am–6pm
A three person exhibition featuring sculptures and installations by Lynn Aldrich, Laurie Frick, and Tim Hawkinson.  All three artists pursue the transformation of everyday objects and materials into artworks. On view through March 31, 2012.

Drylands Design
A+D Museum (6032 Wilshire Blvd.)
Sat: 12-6pm
General $15, Seniors $8, Students $5, Children 5-12 $3, Children Under 5 FREE
An exhibition featuring work by architects, landscape architects, engineers, and urban designers responding to the challenges of water scarcity in the face of climate change. On view through April 26, 2012.

Máximo González: Playful and Deconstructing Perestroika
Craft & Folk Art Museum (5814 Wilshire Blvd.)
Sat and Sun: 12-6pm
General $7, Seniors & Students $5, Children Under 10 FREE
Playful presents a decade of Mexico City-based Argentinean artist Máximo González’s investigations into contemporary politics, popular culture, and the reutilization of material.Deconstructing Perestroika is the first major exhibition in the United States of hand-painted Soviet-era political posters that were inspired by a new government policy of transparency in the former Soviet Union. Both exhibitions are on view through May 6, 2012.

Ed Moses: Garden of Forking Tongues (Bifurcated), Carl Andre: Installation of Rise, and Mary Corse: Installation of Current Paintings
ACE Gallery Los Angeles (5514 Wilshire Blvd.)
Sat: 11am-6pm, Sun: Closed
Garden of Forking Tongues (Bifurcated) is the first part of a two-part exhibition of artist Ed Moses’ most recent paintings created through repetition of painting, masking, stenciling, and overlay. Through Moses’ process, the surfaces become dimensional.  On view through May 2012. Carl Andre’s Installation of Rise, which is a 6 feet tall, 6 feet wide, and 49 feet long standing hot rolled steel plates. Also at ACE is an Installation of Current Paintings by Mary Corse, who uses glass microspheres in acrylic on canvas.