FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Judson Gallery of Contemporary and Traditional Art
DAVID JUDSON, DIRECTOR
CONTEMPORARY DRAWING AS PREPARATION
Curated by Prof. Ronald E. Steen, Art Historian & Art Educator
THE MAINE PROJECT
Organized by Tim Carey with the Curator, Prof. Ronald E. Steen
January 24 April 29, 2005
Opening Reception: SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 2005, 4 6 P.M.
The Judson Gallery of Contemporary & Traditional Art
200 South Avenue 66, Los Angeles, CA 90042
Contact: Ronald E. Steen, Curator, (800) 445-8376
T (323) 255-0131, F (323) 255-8529
Web site, <http://www.judsonstudios.com>
Gallery hours: Monday- Friday 10 to 3
COLOR IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
(l.) Wes Christensen, Study for The Riddle (Sphinx), 1988, pencil on paper, 7” x 3 3⁄4”. Collection Anne Pleshette Murphey
(r.) Wes Christensen, The Riddle (Sphinx), 1988, pencils and watercolors, 7” x 3 3⁄4”. Private Collection.
All rights reserved by the artist
The exhibition includes the work of 18 contemporary mature artists who work by preparing thoughtful drawings as a study format of preparation. Both the studies and finished works are presented. The exhibition visually yields unique information about contemporary processes of art making. The artists included are Wes Christensen, John Frame, D.J. Hall, F. Scott Hess, Tom Knechtel, Laura Lasworth, David Ligare, Dan McCleary, Jim Morphesis, Deni Ponty, Tino Rodriquez, Aaron Smith, Jon Swihart, Masami Teraoka, Ruth Weisberg, Patty Wickman, Jerome Witkin and Peter Zokosky. Works are being loaned by artists, private collectors and contemporary art galleries.
ART EDUCATION PROGAM
Talk: Saturday, February 26, 2005, 4 to 6 p.m.
Contemporary drawing as preparation with the artists Christensen, Frame, Hess, Knechtel, Wickman and the curator Prof. Steen
$10.00 per person. Reservations and pre-payment required. Call (800) 445-8376
Concurrent with the “Drawing as Preparation” exhibition and displayed in the Hall Gallery area of the Judson Gallery is the exhibition “The Maine Project”. This exhibition consists of works created by five contemporary artists during their six week fall 2004 residency in Westport Island, Maine at the MacNamara Foundation. Francesco De Benedetto, Luis Serrano, Sergio Teran and Tim Carey were brought together by artist Peter Zokosky to work under the general theme of portraiture. Their collaboration during model sessions as well as sharing of ideas and techniques provided the artists with a rare and welcomed community experience. The work on exhibition represents a variety of techniques and media used in each artist’s unique interpretation of the people and the natural surroundings of Maine. The exhibition extends the concept of drawing as preparation to include the work of artists studying, working and developing an artistic construct along with other figurative/object based artists. The exhibition is organized by Tim Carey with the gallery curator Prof. Ronald E. Steen, Art Historian and Art
Illustrated Discussion: Saturday, March 26, 2005, 4 to 6 p.m.
The Maine Project with the artists and the organizer Tim Carey and curator Prof. Steen
$5.00 per person. Reservations and pre-payment required. Call (800) 445-8376, Mon.-Fri. 9 to 1
Group Tours: Judson Studios Workshops, “The Drawing as Preparation” & “The Main Project” Exhibitions
Wednesdays 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Tour format approx. 1 1⁄2 hr.
$10.00 per person. Group minimum 20.
Call (800) 445-8376 Tour reservations and events coordinator, Mon. Fri. 9 to 1
Hold your event or meeting in the creative environment of Judson Studios and Art Gallery.
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