Jennifer Steinkamp: Judy Crook 5

December 17, 2019 - March 15, 2020

William D. Adams Gallery

 

New media artist Jennifer Steinkamp meticulously creates digital works that complicate the divide between indoor and outdoor, architecture and nature. In Judy Crook 5, one installment in an ongoing series named for Steinkamp’s professor of color theory at the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, a tree cycles through the seasons—from spring buds to the full foliage of summer, autumnal color, bare winter branches, and back to spring again—allowing viewers to experience an entire year in just a few minutes’ time.

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Hew Locke: Here’s the Thing

February 20, 2020 - June 7, 2020

Gladys Brooks Foundation Gallery, Lower Jette Galleries, Mirken Gallery, Sage Gallery

Here’s the Thing is the most comprehensive exhibition to date of work by the artist Hew Locke. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1959, but raised in Guyana—a British colony until 1970—Locke often sailed between the UK and South America during his childhood. Across a wide range of media, he considers the maritime vectors of mercantilism, colonialism, post-colonialism, migration, and diaspora. Within his nautical imaginary, Locke reconfigures iconographies of nationhood, and in particular, the military. By his own account, he is “making global links between people on the sea,” and his artwork is as historically freighted as it is contemporaneously charged.

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