plus Contemporary Constructions: Matthew & Iris Strauss Family Foundation
Showing until Feb 22 at California Center for the Arts Escondido Museum
340 N. Escondido Blvd Escondido, 92015 More info: Megan Thudium 760.839.4125
Getting a behind the scenes view of the art making process is always fascinating. We know there is new project to bring a video network to us called The Artist Odyssey,
which intends to deliver premium art programming including this type of insight. Until that time, we have a special opportunity to see a set of local artist who have been gallery assistants or had the privilege of working in the studios of some of the masters of our time. The gallery immediately draws you in with an assortment of interesting sculptures but you have to slow down and read to understand what is being presented.
|This is a studio shot of the process in Sam Francis's studio that Raul Guerrero used to make the spiral drawing below|
|Under this stroud is a body cast of Raul made by Edward Kienholz|
|Here is the view of a tower of a house of card strung along the wall by Raul Guerro|
|Peter Phillip early work with Eleanor Antin|
|David Rogers demonstrating his kinetic sculptures|
|David Rogers: close up looking down into a tiny intimate world|
Many of us have visited the Strauss home to see their impressive collection which now spreads across multiple properties in Rancho Santa Fe. But lifting the works out of the home and showing them in the superb white space of the CCAC in Escondido was like a breath of fresh air. The works seem to breath and expand. This is a visual treat and because the works are multi-dimensional they work very well with the other In the Studio exhibition. The museum looks wonderful and reminds us that this could be a premier space in the county. Escondido needs help to make this happen and hopefully, some sort of SD County Arts Council or the newly developed North County Arts Network could help them by adding collaborations with many more professional like those involved in this show.
|Sam Taylor Wood|