Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Orange County Museum of Art and Chief Curator, Dan Cameron, for including my work in the large exhibit they currently have on display, LANDSCAPE INTO ABSTRACTION. Filling ALL of the galleries of the museum, this show features some of the most important artists on the West Coast - painters and photographers alike - and ties them together thru their common interest in subject. This is GREAT show, please go see it if you have the opportunity.
As I noted to all of you in my Nov-Dec emailing, I have TWO important exhibits opening this month in Los Angeles, and a 3rd that is already on view at the Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach.
"Shifting Landscapes/Shifting Vision: Robert Glenn Ketchum, Ansel Adams and Eliot Porter" opens January 14 - March 2, 2014, at The G2 Gallery in Venice, CA. G2 will display prints from ORDER FROM CHAOS and WINTERS: 1970-1980 together, as they were originally exhibited when first published 30-years ago.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Because of inclusion in PACIFIC STANDARD TIME, the collective exhibits defining Los Angeles art and artists since 1945, and now as part of a G2 Gallery exhibit with Ansel Adams (Venice, CA), one of my earliest portfolios of work, WINTERS: 1970-1980 is receiving a lot of renewed attention.
That portfolio had 24 images and although widely shown in the decade following publication, those images which helped establish my reputation were overshadowed by my national conservation campaigns and publications. Recently, that portfolio is finally up with accompanying text on my website: www.robertglennketchum.com, but I have also decided to use Constant Contact in a novel, non-commercial way - to show off my older portfolios and relate the issues and stories behind their creation. Now that I am 64 I see these releases as an autobiographical chronology of my career. I hope you will enjoy them starting with WINTERS: 1970-1980.
Thanks to the Getty and over 60 participating regional museums and galleries, in 2011 - 2012 an astounding series of exhibitions were installed throughout the Los Angeles area under the encompassing banner: PACIFIC STANDARD TIME The concept of these collective exhibits was to articulate the importance of those artists who have practiced in Los Angeles since 1945. Their unique perspectives have come to define the diverse artistic culture of LA and bring about the birth of the LA art scene.