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Archive for April, 2012

The Painting Factory: Abstraction After Warhol

MOCA Grand Avenue Apr 29—Aug 20, 2012 Comprising 57 works by 14 living artists and nine late Andy Warhol paintings, the exhibition explores the recent revival of abstract tradition of the New York School. The show examines the influence of Andy Warhol as an abstract painter on a new generation of abstract artists working today, […]

Visions of Empire: The Quest for a Railroad Across America, 1840-1880

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens Apr 21—Jul 23, 2012 The exhibition marks the 150th anniversary of the 1862 Pacific Railroad Act, which led to the rail connection between the Pacific Ocean and the rest of the continent. Drawing on the Huntington’s enormous archives on the topic, the exhibition illuminates the sweeping economic, […]

Cai Guo-Qiang: Sky Ladder

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA Apr 8—Jul 30, 2012 One of the best-known contemporary Chinese artists, Cai Guo-Qiang, is renowned for his signature gunpowder technique, installations, and explosion events. For his first solo exhibition on the West Coast, the artist made three new gunpowder drawings and one installation. The first drawing, Chaos in Nature, depicts […]