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"Parallel Play and Hybrids"


"Parallel Play and Hybrids"
Ted Kerzie and Joyce Kohl
June 22 through July 31, 2000

Bakersfield Museum of Art
1930 R St., Bakersfield 93301
Tues.-Sat., 10am-4pm; Sun., 12-4pm
(805) 323-7219, FAX (805) 323-7266
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Colorfield process painter Ted Kerzie, has an extensive exhibition record. It includes shows at Cirrus Gallery, Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Adamar Fine Arts (Miami), Galleria del Cavellino (Venice, Italy), Nagasaki Prefecture Museum (Nagasaki, Japan), and Power Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney, Australia).

Kerzie will introduce a series of totally new works, best described as a cross between painting and sculpture. Integrating Kerzie's signature field of "dots," these acrylic on steel wall reliefs are a radical departure for the artist who is best known for his large canvases. These unique pieces will be shown for the first time.

Kerzie, currently on sabbatical, is co-authoring a book which chronicles the process art movement on the west coast in the late 60s and early 70s. Prentice Hall is awaiting the draft of the first manuscript.

Joyce Kohl, known for her large kinetic interactive steel and adobe assemblages, will present a new group of combines. Kohl's work is currently on exhibition at the Democratic National Convention Headquarters at the Arco Center in Los Angeles. She has recently been represented in exhibitions at The Armory Center in Pasadena, and at galleries at Bergamont Station in Santa Monica.

Kohl has been named a Fulbright scholar, and is scheduled to travel to Zimbabwe this fall to act as visiting artist to a small university. She will assist the establishment of a university art department, and execute a large environmental work.

As well as their own work, Kerzie and Kohl have collaborated on a number of "hybrids;" pieces which they have both worked on, bringing their own unique visions together for this event.

The Bakersfield Museum of Art is currently undergoing a massive building expansion, which will allow it to host an larger number of exibitions and events. Increasing its single gallery space to three, the Museum, when completed, will encompass 17,800 square feet. Recent exhibitions have featured Georgia O'Keeffe, Laddie John Dill, and emerging artist Cecilia Miguez.

Photos, vitaes, exhibition records available upon request.

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