Exhibit features art by Picasso, Warhol

Show in CLU gallery examines contemporary life

Wednesday, Jul. 3, 2013 11:07 am

The free exhibit features a wide variety of works reflecting life from the middle of the 20th century through today by many significant artists.


Credit: Brian Stethem Hi-res image

(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – July 3, 2013) An exhibit featuring art by masters including Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and David Hockney will run through Nov. 7 in the William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art at California Lutheran University.

The opening reception for “Resonating Images II” will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 20.

The free exhibit features a wide variety of works reflecting life from the middle of the 20th century through today by many significant artists. Leslie Sacks Fine Arts loaned pieces by Cubist movement co-founder Picasso, pop art leader Warhol, and Chuck Close, an artist known for his highly inventive techniques for painting the human face. President Bill Clinton presented Close with the National Medal of Arts in 2000, and President Barack Obama appointed him to the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. The show also features two recent pieces by Hockney, one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century.

One of the exhibit’s artworks is “La Familia,” a 1992 charcoal-on-canvas by Fernando Botero. The Colombian artist depicts daily life, milestones, historical events and the natural world in a figurative style combining fine details and exaggerated volume. The result is art conveying scathing criticism, irony and humor.

The exhibit also includes works by Ernie Barnes, Sandow Birk, Rebecca Campbell, Rafael Coronel, James Doolin, D.J. Hall, Constance Mallinson, Peter Milton, Larry Rivers, Doug Webb, Ruth Weisberg, Robert Williams and Jerome Witkin.

Curated by Jeff Phillips, the artworks are on loan from artists as well as the California African American Museum, David Hockney Studios, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Koplin Del Rio Gallery, La Louver Gallery, Mixografia and the Museum of Latin American Art.

Events sponsored by The Ann Peppers Foundation Arts Education Series will be scheduled throughout the course of the exhibit.

The Rolland Gallery is located on the north side of Olsen Road between Campus Drive and Mountclef Boulevard on the Thousand Oaks campus. It is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and by appointment. For more information, call 805-493-3697 or email rollandgallery@callutheran.edu.