Energy, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

ENERGY
Juried by Howard Fox:
Emeritus curator of contemporary art,
Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

August 5th – September 17th, 2011
Opening Reception: August 6th, 2011. 6pm to 10pm
2nd Reception: September 3rd, 2011. 6pm to 10pm

Brats Berlin, & Crepes Bonaparte will be serving on the opening:

Energy is all.
According to the Book of Genesis, creation began in a burst of pure energy – light. According to Einstein, energy is the source of all matter, and convertible with it. According to most artists, creative energy – an inner force – is the motivation of their lives. In the studio artists transform creative energy into material expression.

Artists include works that celebrate the concept or force of energy in its broadest connotations or in its most focused denotations. The resulting juried exhibition is a reflection of the range and depth of the submitted works.

-Howard Fox
Emeritus curator of contemporary art,
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

BIO
Howard N. Fox is Curator Emeritus of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. At LACMA, beginning in 1985, he organized numerous major exhibitions and authored their catalogues, including Avant-Garde in the Eighties (1987), A Primal Spirit: Ten Contemporary Japanese Sculptors (1990), Lari Pittman (1996), and Eleanor Antin (1999). He was a collaborating curator and contributing author for Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity 1900-2000 and for Tim Hawkinson, co-organized by LACMA and the Whitney Museum of American Art. He wrote a principal essay for the catalogue accompanying the 2006 exhibition Los Angeles 1955-1985: Birth of an Art Capital, organized by the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, and was co-curator of the recent LACMA exhibition Phantom Sightings: Art after the Chicano Movement (2008). In 2010 he organized a 20-year survey exhibition of Los Angeles-based media artist Steve Roden for the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena.

Often focusing on issues of content and meaning in contemporary art, Fox has published and lectured widely. He was previously a curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., where he organized some of that museum’s first large-scale exhibitions of contemporary art. From 2000 to 2004 he was a member of the History / Theory / Humanities Faculty of the Southern California Institute of Architecture.

Exhibition dates:
August 5th – Sept 10th, 2011

Orange County Center for Contemporary Art
117 North Sycamore. Santa Ana, CA. 92701 USA

www.occca.org 714-667-1517 Info.occca@gmail.com

Energy is all.
-Howard Fox, Energy Juror
Emeritus curator of contemporary art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Selected Artists:
Nearly 1,500 works of art were entered, from across the country and as far as from Israel, Taipei, Brazil and Iran. A total of 73 works were selected

Aaron Miller, Aisen Chacin, Al Gerk, Amy Kaczur , Andrew Lucchesi , Anne Schutte, Bill Hayner , Bruce Muirhead , Carol Henry, Carys Morgan, Cathleen Bartels, Christopher Smith , Claudia Marchin, Collette Broeders, David E. Gordon, Deborah DeLisi , Deborah Meadows , Denis Hagen , Ernest Regua, Fegie Barkan, James Scanlon , Jantje Visscher , Jeanne Steffan , Jeff Alu , Jen Grey, Jenik Cook , Joella March ,Jon homer , Kenna Doeringer , Kenna Doeringer, Kevin Bernstein, Kimberly Zumpfe, Kirk Kain , Lea Petmezas , Lillian Abel , Linda Price , Linnea Tober , Lisi Marie Sipe, Marcia Cooper , Melissa Mahoney, Michael Detto, Michael Holcomb , Nadia Baker , Nathan Haenlein , Nathan Selikoff , Notio, Peter Foucault, Roger Coar ,Roxanne Norman , Roxanne Sexauer , Ryan LoganSean Caufield, Sean Caufield , Seyborn Zorthian , Sid Diamond, Sim Sadler , Sol HillStephen Cartwright , Stevie Love , Tamar Kronenfeld, Tao Urban , Ted Twine,Todd Hido, Tommy Hollerstein ,Travis LeRoy Southworth, Valerie Wilcox , Velda Ishizaki , Wendy Widell Wolff , William Wray

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One Response to Energy, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

  1. Deborah Annet says:

    Wow!

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