In this episode of Art Shows a Go Go we share with you some art shows of interest that are taking place in the Coachella Valley this weekend.  Take some time to examine the art, click the links, and enjoy the show!

Hope to see you out there at one of them this weekend… cheers!

 

 

This weekend:

Maps and Drawings of the Desert

The Coachella Valley’s largest coordinated art celebration of early desert and contemporary landscape painters concludes Saturday. Here are the remaining events.

Various Locations:

Docent Led Tour, 4-8 p.m. Free, Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs, 760-322-4800,www.psmuseum.org

California Landscape Paintings, The Stephen B. Chase Collection, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., docent-led tours, free with park admission. The collection spans 1900 to late 1930s. 49 paintings by 23 artists including Granville Redmond, Marion Kavanagh Wachtel, William Wendt, Franz A. Bischoff, Conrad Buff, Edgar Payne, Jean Mannheim and Maurice Braun. The Living Desert, (760) 346-5694 Ext. 2000, www.livingdesert.org

Closing Reception, Norton Allen, “The Legacy of a Southwestern Artist and Avocational Archeologist”, 1-4 p.m. Free. Display of maps by Norton Allen, in-house map maker for Desert Magazine who produced hundreds of maps and is widely recognized as a modern master of Southwest cartography. Historical Society of Palm Desert, 72-861 El Paseo. (760) 346-6588

 

 

Friday Evening:

Tom Brewster, “Photographs | Into the Wild”

April 1 – 30, Michael H. Lord Gallery, 1090 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, 760-699-8957 or www.michaelhlordgallery.com
After three decades of photographing the Coachella Valley, noted landscape photographer Tom Brewster will unveil an unprecedented series of large format photographs of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument at its 10th Anniversary. Michael H. Lord Gallery features a wide range of contemporary art across all genres including painting, photography, video, installation, public and sculpture work. For more information, contact Sam Heaton at 760-699-8957 or visit online at www.michaelhlordgallery.com

Saturday Evening:

All Day Music

An independent art show in Thousand Palms featuring local artists and musicians.

 

Sunday Afternoon:

for more information, please visit:

www.community.marcjoseph.com

Ongoing:

 

Palm Springs Art Museum

John Baldessari: A Print Retrospective from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his family foundation

02.26.11 – 06.26.11
ANNENBERG WING

via the Palm Springs Art Museum website:

“For more than 40 years, John Baldessari has been a mainstay of the Southern California art scene and a key contributor to national and international explorations of conceptual art in its many idioms, whether linguistic, performance-based, or photo and object-based. An underlying theme in his art has been the questioning of perceptual experience – how we see, interpret, and understand the world around us – and how this experience can dislocate preconceived notions and challenge conventional thinking. His work has been aggressively multimedia, ranging from pure painting to printed and written word art, colorful collages and assemblages, recorded performances, and works that combine painting, photography, and sculpture. Baldessari’s impressive achievements were recently honored by a retrospective at the Tate Modern. The exhibition, Pure Beauty, is currently on view at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Jordan Schnitzer, resident of Portland, OR, and Indian Wells, has amassed the world’s largest repository of Baldessari’s prints and multiples. An initial selection of works from this collection was presented at the Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in 2009.

John Baldessari: A Print Retrospective from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his family foundation is organized by the Palm Springs Art Museum and the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation.Support for the exhibition and related educational and promotional programs has been made possible by a grant from the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation.Additional funding is provided by the museum’s Contemporary Art Council, Gladys Rubinstein, the Faye and Herman Sarkowsky Exhibition Fund, Bonhams & Butterfields, and Thelma and Gilbert Schnitzer.

Additional mixed media works and paintings by Baldessari on loan from other collectors will be installed in the Steve Chase Wing.” – http://www.psmuseum.org/exhibitions/current_exhibition.php?id=41

 

Steel and Shade: The Architecture of Donald Wexler

01.29.11 – 05.29.11
McCALLUM WING

via the Palm Springs Art Museum website

“Donald Wexler practiced architecture during what he calls the “golden age” of California architecture from the immediate postwar years through the 1970s. This was a time when architects enjoyed considerable freedom to employ new materials and technologies in their search for functionally beautiful architecture. The extremes of the desert climate forced Wexler to develop a sustainable architecture, which was not only successful functionally, but achieved a timeless aesthetic appeal. During a career that spanned almost six decades, he designed numerous houses, condominium complexes, as well as banks, office parks and schools. The primary objects in the exhibition will be drawn from the Donald Wexler Collection, housed in the ENV Archives-Special Collections, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and will include original presentation drawings, working drawings, photographs and models. These will be augmented by a number of professional photographs and new models fabricated by Cal Poly students, including a full-scale sectional steel model illustrating the prefabrication system Wexler used in the steel houses. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue with essays by co-curators, Lauren Weiss Bricker, Ph.D., professor of architecture, Cal Poly, Pomona and Sidney Williams, curator of architecture and design, Palm Springs Art Museum.

Organized by the Palm Springs Art Museum and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, this exhibition is funded in part by the museum’s Architecture & Design Council, CALCRAFT Construction, Mitre & Bevel, Escalante Architects, Helene Galen, Daniel Patrick Giles, Hamptons Modern, Thomas Jakway and Stephen Tripp, Harold Matzner, Brian McGuire, Ph.D., the City of Palm Springs, Modernism Week, Weldon Color Lab, American Institute of Architects/California Desert Chapter, and Friends of Donald Wexler.” – http://www.psmuseum.org/exhibitions/current_exhibition.php?id=40

Contemporary Works from the Permanent Collection

08.28.10 – Ongoing

via the Palm Springs Art Museum website

“Often acknowledged as the most significant living female artist, Louise Bourgeois’s work defies simple categorization. Its highly symbolic nature and psychological references link it to the creative potential of the unconscious, which surrealists explored through irrational and disturbing juxtapositions. Her enormous spider sculpture, which appears to be crawling up the wall, suggests a menacing presence made more unsettling by the rough modeling of the structure’s body and the evolution of its legs into pointed shafts. Two of the legs, however, end as a hook and eye, reminiscent of the creative feminine qualities symbolized by the spider. The web, the spider’s artistry, is created from its own body and is not only a beautifully designed object but also a functional death trap.

The museum’s contemporary galleries are installed with a set of themes that integrate significant works from the gifts and promised works from Donna and Cargill MacMillan, Jr. with recent loans. Artists in this collection include Louise Bourgeois, Ralph Goings, Mona Hatoum, Donald Judd, Anish Kapoor, Rachel Lachowicz, Morris Louis, Max Neumann, Mimmo Paladino, Neo Rauch, Robert Rauschenberg, the Starn Brothers, Andy Warhol, and Andrea Zittel.”

 

via the palm Springs Art Museum’s website

” Rachel Lachowicz is a Los Angeles-based artist well known for her recontextualization of classic works of art by famous male artists and for her sculptural use of unorthodox material such as eye shadow and face powder. In one of her best known pieces she recast Yves Klein’s Blue Venus in brilliant red lipstick. Lachowicz’s use of apparently simple means to convey a broad range of issues has lead curators to associate her work with the pared-down minimalist impulse as well as the appropriative strategies of postmodern movements. Her work has appeared in many important venues including the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

The museum’s contemporary galleries are installed with a set of themes that integrate significant works from the gifts and promised works from Donna and Cargill MacMillan, Jr. with recent loans. Artists in this collection include Louise Bourgeois, Ralph Goings, Mona Hatoum, Donald Judd, Anish Kapoor, Rachel Lachowicz, Morris Louis, Max Neumann, Mimmo Paladino, Neo Rauch, Robert Rauschenberg, the Starn Brothers, Andy Warhol, and Andrea Zittel.”

 

To find out more information, please visit:

www.psmuseum.org

 


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