Risky Business: A Painter's Forum
3320 Civic Center Dr., Torrance, CA 90503
Saturday, March 30 at 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
Ends May 4, 2024
TORRANCE, CA – Torrance Art Museum (TAM) is pleased to announce three new exhibitions for spring: Risky Business in the Main Gallery, The Marvel of Old Masters in Gallery Two, and The Reflecting Pool in the Dark Room. Main Gallery: Risky Business – A Painter’s Forum As concerns and expectations of AI begin to dominate the narrative in our increasingly technologically dependent society some artists reply with the personal mark, risk taking, chance, the unknown endpoint, the illogical, the mystery…to produce a reflection of a living, very human, experience. Featured artists: Nick Aguayo, Sharon Barnes, Michael Bauer, Fatemeh Burnes, Galen Cheney, Mark Dutcher, Barbara Friedman, John Goetz, Zachary Keeting, Robert Kingston, Christopher Kuhn, Annie Lapin, Michael Mancari, Ali Smith, Vian Sora, Marie Thibeault, Liliane Tomasko, Chris Trueman, Suzanne Unrein, Audrey Tulmiero Welch. Curated by Marie Thibeault and Max Presneill Panel discussion: Saturday, March 30, 4:30-5:45pm Panelists: Sharon Barnes, Barbara Friedman, Zachary Keeting, Marie Thibeault Moderated by Max Presneill Also on view: Gallery Two: The Marvels of Old Masters: Rembrandt, Goya and Dürer A travelling exhibition of wood carvings, engraving, and woodcuts from three giants of art history: Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669), Francisco Goya (1746-1828), and Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528). This exhibition is presented on loan from the Park West Museum. TAM is pleased to present the special exhibition The Marvel of Old Masters: Rembrandt, Goya and Dürer, beautifully curated by Leigh R. Hendry, which showcases more than 60 engravings, etchings and woodcuts—created by Rembrandt, Goya and Dürer—three of art history’s most celebrated masters of these complex mediums. The artworks, on loan from the Park West Museum, Southfield, MI, have been drawn from the Museum’s extensive collection of works on paper. Featured themes from the oeuvres of the three masters include: portraits, depictions of famous biblical stories, philosophical topics, and societal commentary, as well as several of the self-portraits for which Rembrandt was renowned. Featured artists: Rembrandt, Goya and Dürer Dark Room: The Reflecting Pool: Emergence of the Third Eye Artist Kenneth Salter presents Reflecting Pool, an interactive device that generates mesmerizing, neo-psychedelic, fractal images and sounds that captivate and hypnotize. The device responds to Tai-Chi style movements of the viewer’s hands, immersing the viewer’s senses, mind and body into a holistic experience.