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2017 Exhibitions

ELEMENTAL | Marking Time

August 14, 2017–December 13, 2017

For some art media and techniques, time is an essential component. There are time-based art forms such as performance, images moving in film or digital, and music that act only through an unfolding. As we engage with these artworks, time is being marked off much in the same way a garden grows in cycles, and it is only over the course of time that one sees this evolution and the artwork is completed.

ELEMENTAL | Marking Time invited visitors to consider the moment by moment, step by step, mark by mark additive process that marks the passage of time, whether in the life cycles of the Gardens or in the process of art making.

ELEMENTAL | Marking Time was funded in part by Heather and Paul Haaga.

Featured artists and curator

Charles Arnoldi, Deborah Butterfield, John Frame, Suvan Geer, Ke-Sook Lee, Minoru Ohira, Ross Rudel, William Stranger, Nena Amsler, Woods Davy, Elsa Flores, Keiko Fukazawa, George Geyer, Seth Kaufman, Joyce Kohl, Ramone Munoz, Gustavo Perez, Pam Posey, Goro Suzuki, Jamie Sweetman, Richard Turner, Peter Voulkos, Matt Wedel, Larry Bell, Jordan Biren, Ursula Brookbank, Pamela Burgess, Heather Carson, Mary Corse, Max Hendler, Nancy Macko, Yunhee Min, Soojung Park, Helen Pashgian, Fran Siegel, Nancy Turner-Smith, Paul Tzanetopoulos, Eric Zammitt.

Curated by John David O’Brien.

Portraits of the Garden 2: BLOOM!

March 4–May 28, 2017

Following the success of Portraits of the Garden, Portraits of the Garden 2: BLOOM! was an exhibition of artwork in celebration of the flower. Beyond its magnetic beauty, of course, the flower is one of nature’s miracle mechanisms. BLOOM! filled the Sturt Haaga Gallery with a display of blossoms represented in paint or in photographs, sculpture, and film. Best of all, BLOOM! came into full flower at exactly the same time the gardens that surrounded it were at their blooming best.

This exhibition was supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.