The Contemporary Figure: Past Presence
Thursday, September 6 – Saturday, November 24, 2012
This exhibition is a collection of contemporary figurative paintings composed by southern California artists. All are using the conventions of their predecessors to create something all together new and inventive. Through the ghosts of art history they are using the figure as a springboard to lift them to new horizons in their work. There is a re-birth in figurative art and these artists are among the leaders in its transition from the academic mundane to modern risk taking.
Artists: Eric Fischl, Kent Twitchell, Rebecca Campbell, Justin Bower, Kent Williams, DJ Hall, F. Scott Hess, Sean Cheetham, Joseph Todorovitch, Natalia Fabia, Leslie Brown, Eric Pedersen, Dan McCaw, Virginia Broersma, and Chris Gwaltney
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The Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery (now known as Lancaster Museum of Art and History or MOAH) was officially dedicated January 18, 1986 at the Sierra Highway location. The Museum's metamorphosis continued as construction began on the new building with a historic groundbreaking on February 23, 2010.
Located on the corner of Lancaster BLVD and Ehrlich Avenue, the new Lancaster Museum of Art and History provides additional space for expanded programs and exhibitions, updated architecture, and a central location on The BLVD. The Museum officially opened on May 5, 2012.
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