September 4, 2019
Sculptures from LACMA arrive at South Coast Botanic Garden for Art Meets Nature exhibit
Palos Verdes Peninsula News
September 4, 2019
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Beginning Sept. 8, South Bay residents no longer have to travel to downtown Los Angeles or enter a museum to see world-class sculptures.

In a first-time collaboration, six sculptures from Los Angeles County Museum of Art museum's permanent collection are being relocated on 10-year loan to South Coast Botanic Garden in Rolling Hills Estates.

The exhibit titled "Hide and Seek: Art Meets Nature" includes the sculptures tucked away in unexpected places in the garden. Visitors are invited to seek out the artwork throughout the 87 acres of gardens, orchards and horticulture exhibits.

“This is an extraordinary opportunity for an up-close look at beautiful, world-class art,” said Adrienne Nakashima, chief executive officer, South Coast Botanic Garden in a statement. “Seeing these stunning sculptures at the South Coast Botanic Garden is a wonderful way to experience art and nature intertwined.”

Along with LACMA’s partnership with the garden, the exhibit is made possible by the Long Family Foundation.

Among the art featured is Trace (1981), a nearly 10-foot tall steel sculpture with layered sheets of multi-colored aluminum crafted by groundbreaking sculptor Nancy Graves, one of the leading artists of her generation. Depicting an arching, wind-blown tree, Trace is considered Grave’s tribute to the beauty of the natural world.

Also featured are sculptures from world-renowned modern artists Peter Voulkos, Mark di Suvero and George Rickey.

"Hide and Seek: Art Meets Nature," opens Thursday, Sept. 5 with an exclusive reception for Garden Circle level members, and to the public on Sunday, Sept. 8.

The six sculptures on loan from LACMA include:

Four Lines Oblique Gyratory-Square, 1973 by George Rickey
Teha, 1971 by Mark di Suvero
Trace, 1981 by Nancy Graves
Firestone, 1965 by Peter Voulkos
One on One, 1989 by Richard Artschwager
The Duchess of Alba, 1959-1960 by Reuben Nakian

Two additional sculptures have been given to the 87-acre garden by the Long Family Foundation for permanent display. They are Soller I, 2003 by Betty Gold and Fuller, 2018 by Doris Sung.

For more information, please visit southcoastbotanicgarden.org.

Trace, a nearly 10-foot tall steel sculpture with layered sheets of multi- colored aluminum crafted by groundbreaking sculptor Nancy Graves, one of the leading artists of her generation. Depicting an arching, wind-blown tree, Trace is considered Grave’s tribute to the beauty of the natural world.(Photo Courtesy Chuck Bennett)

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Globalocation: Celebrating 20 Years of Artnauts
J. Willard Marriott Library
The University of Utah, 01/17/2017

The University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library will host the art exhibition Globalocation: Celebrating 20 Years of Artnauts, Jan. 20-March 3.

Artnauts, an art collective formed 20 years ago by George Rivera, professor of art and art history at the University of Colorado, Boulder, consists of 300 global artists who serve as goodwill ambassadors, acknowledging and supporting victims of oppression worldwide. Their creativity has generated over 230 exhibitions across five continents. Five faculty members from the U’s Department of Art and Art History are members of the collective, Sandy Brunvand, Beth Krensky, V. Kim Martinez, Brian Snapp and Xi Zhang.

Globalocation derives from “Globalocational Art” — a concept used by the Artnauts to refer to their exhibitions in international venues. It is the mission of the Artnauts to take art to places of contention, and this anniversary exhibition is a sample of places where they have been and themes they have addressed.

“The Artnauts could not exist without the commitment of the artists in the collective to a common vision of the transformative power of art,” said Rivera. “The Artnauts make their contribution with art that hopefully generates a dialogue with an international community on subjects that are sometimes difficult to raise.”

Krensky, associate department chair of the Art and Art History Department, had the opportunity to travel with Rivera in Chile as part of an Artnauts project, working with mothers who were searching for their children who had mysteriously disappeared during a time of political unrest.

“When I travelled to Chile in 1998, George and I spent an afternoon with the Mothers of the Disappeared, and the meeting changed my life,” said Krensky. “It was from that moment on that I placed a picture of them on my desk to look at every day. I was so moved by what they each had lost — a son, a brother, a father — and yet what remained for them was a deep, deep well of love. They were fierce warriors and stood up to the government to demand the whereabouts and information of the people who had disappeared, but they lived within profound love.”

The 20th anniversary exhibition at the Marriott Library is a retrospective of the traveling works the Artnauts have toured around the globe. The exhibition will be located on level three of the library. The opening reception is open to the public and will be held on Friday, Jan 20, 4-6 p.m. Rivera will speak at 4 p.m.

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