Steve Pfarrer writes of how Leonardo Drew uses wood, paper, metal, animals hides, and many other materials to create large-scale installations and sculptures reflecting his interest in the weathering effects of time, or what he calls “the echoes of evolution … life, death, regeneration.”
“Frequently the Woods are Pink” is the first-ever show to focus on her distinct printmaking process. The exhibition highlights projects produced with her longtime publisher Durham Press, which is co-owned by master printer Jean-Paul (J.P.) Russell, who also worked with Andy Warhol.
Mike Allen of the Taubman Museum of Art’s newest banner exhibitions, POP Power from Warhol to Koons: Masterworks from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation. The show illustrates the ascendancy of pop art using 118 works by 14 artist.
The artists include Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Indiana, Keith Haring, Takashi Murakami, Damien Hirst, and Jeff Koons.
Lindsay Cayne wrote of the Pop Power from Warhol to Koons exhibit, which recently opened at the Taubman Museum of Art.
"Instead of getting on a plane and having to go to New York to the Modern Museum of Art, you can just walk a few steps down the street and come to the Taubman museum and you'll see the greatest artists of our time," Jordan Schnitzer, President of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation and the collector behind Taubman's new display, said.
Deborah Vankin walked through the I Will Not Make Any More Boring Art: Prints by John Baldessari, from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation will be exhibited at the Laguna Art Museum with Jordan Schnitzer listening to him speak about much of Baldessari’s work, “We see all the pictures in the magazines, Vanity Fair, the New Yorker, the fashion shows. If we think about that and how we react, it’s either: ‘Oh, my God, this is the excesses of society,’ or on the other hand, it’s intriguing. You wonder: ‘Who gets to sit there? What are they thinking?’ What John does is, he blocks all the faces — and it drives us crazy. If there’s a theme about his work that I like, it’s that he grabs you. You can’t walk by these and not stop to look.”
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Louis Bourgeois spent her life creating and is recognized as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. “Louise Bourgeois: Ode to Forgetting” focuses on prints and textile works she made in her 80s and 90s.
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Edward Goldman hosts an art talk, and for this episodes discussed John Baldessari’s ability grasp the audience through the sense of humor and and criticism Baldessari gives his compositions.
Richard Chang writes of “I Will Not Make Any More Boring Art: Prints by John Baldessari from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation”, which is open through September 22.
Baldessari “is one of the most important artists of our time,” Schnitzer said in an interview. “The ideas that come to him at first blush seem crazy, but he makes these works that are brilliant.
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Mel Bochner - Enough Said brings together a body of works that challenge audiences to reflect on the nature and structure of everyday language. Curated by Bruce Guenther, developed an exhibit exploring language as image and idea through Bochner’s long-held interest in complex printmaking techniques.
“Mel Bochner is one of the most important conceptual artists of our time! His word art makes us smile, laugh, frown, and jeer – but always forces us to think,” comments Jordan D. Schnitzer. “He seduces us with emotions, words, and phrases that we all have used. Whether we laugh or frown experiencing his art, we are forever moved.”
Jenny Holzer: The Power of Words at College of the Desert’s Marks Gallery. The exhibition featured prints and electronic sculptures from the collection of Jordan Schnitzer and the Schnitzer Family Foundation.
More than 50 works of art by prolific, world-renowned artist Jenny Holzer is a parallel program of Desert X, the international site-specific art exhibition taking place throughout the Coachella Valley.