L’aura borealis: 100 Ways To Look At The Muse
Set To Open October 26 at Palos Verdes Art Center
The Palos Verdes Art Center / Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education presents, L’aura borealis: 100 Ways To Look At The Muse - an exhibition meant to explore deeply what inspires an artist to create. Guest curator Bondo Wyszpolski, inspired by South Bay resident Laura Orr, organized a collection of portraits, paintings, sculpture and a video as a suite of images, each one bearing a cargo of visual poetry. The exhibition opens October 26, 2012, and runs through December 30, 2012, at the Palos Verdes Art Center, Promenade on the Peninsula, 550 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 261, Rolling Hills Estates. Galleries are open Mondays through Saturdays 10am-4pm and Sunday 1-4pm. Members’ opening reception is scheduled for Friday, October 26, 5-7pm, with a special dance performance by Lissa Resnick, No Strings Attached Dance Company, at 6pm.
When a Muse inspires a creative person the result may be a pop song, a sonata or a sonnet. The more ambitious artist may even write a screenplay or a novel. Inspiration is very much at the heart of this show. Together, as one visual chorus, the artwork will contrast, complement and even clash with one another, but ultimately celebrating one special individual. The exhibition will consist of visual, performing and literary artists demonstrating examples of their work that has been Muse inspired. Guest curator Wyszpolski invited over 50 Los Angeles based artists to create portraits of Laura Orr that would enable them to convey through her – as a model, a subject – their own ideas about who or what it is that inspires them to make art. The body of work combines a degree of sensibility and imagination. A slightly different aspect of Laura emerges with each image – every work also brings out something particular and unique in each artist.
Gallery Three will feature The MUSE Exhibition to include works of art by artists Ruth Weisberg and F. Scott Hess. This exhibition is curated by Scott Canty, PVAC’s Director of Exhibitions, and was designed in response of this idea of the Muse, to bring a different perspective to deepen the audience’s understanding of the Muse. The Muse continues with special programs throughout the exhibition including art history talks, conversations with the artists and a Muse-inspired workshop – all to be held at the Palos Verdes Art Center.
The Palos Verdes Art Center, a non-profit community organization celebrating its 81st anniversary, has provided the South Bay with visual arts education, exhibition and outreach programming since 1931. For more information on Palos Verdes Art Center events, please call (310) 541-2479 or visit: www.pvartcenter.org