LOS ANGELES (Feb. 26, 2016) – The Nan Rae Gallery at Woodbury University will present practice, Practice, practice: Abstract Spirituality in Contemporary Los Angeles Painting, Sculpture and Performance, an exhibition curated by Doug Harvey, opening Saturday, March 13.
Harvey is a multi-disciplinary aficionado of the current collective cultural zeitgeist. Art, music, literature and the flotsam and jetsam of popular culture are all within his orbit to create art, write, curate exhibitions, or compose music.
This exhibition is a contemporary riff on the seminal Maurice Tuchman – curated Spiritual in Art, Abstract Painting 1890-1985 behemoth blockbuster exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1986. Spirituality in this exhibition is not about the “canon of art” functioning as spiritual inspiration (what the curator identifies as the “Church of Art”). Rather, the artist’s in this exhibition create art that is linked to existing religious systems and is directly related to their personal spiritual practice.
Participating artists include Dina Abdulkarim, Ryan Callis, Linda Day, June Edmonds, David McDonald, Khang Nguyen, Rebecca Niederlander, Kenneth Ober, Mary Anna Pomonis. Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia and Dani Tull.
March 13 – April 17
Opening reception Sunday March 13, 3-5 p.m.
Nan Rae Gallery
7500 Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank
Nan Rae Gallery Hours
Wednesday 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Thursday thru Sunday 12:00pm – 5:00pm
About Woodbury University
Founded in 1884, Woodbury University is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Southern California. With campuses in Burbank/Los Angeles and San Diego, the university offers bachelor’s degrees from the School of Architecture, School of Business, School of Media, Culture & Design, and College of Transdisciplinarity, along with a Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Media for Social Justice, Master of Architecture (MArch), Master of Interior Architecture (MIA), Master of Science in Architecture (MSArch), Master of Leadership, and Master of Arts in Media for Social Justice. The San Diego campus offers Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture, Master of Interior Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture degrees, as well as an MSArch degree with a concentration in Real Estate Development and Landscape + Urbanism. Woodbury ranks 15th among the nation’s “25 Colleges That Add the Most Value,” according to Money Magazine and is a 2014-2015 College of Distinction. Visit woodbury.edu for more information.
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