“Every Day Life” by Yaw Mensah. Mr. Mensah creates art the way a great storyteller weaves a tale expertly and with such skill that you almost hold your breath at the familiarity of it all. He shows you the beauty and the very soul of this diverse and exciting continent. His many mediums, oil, water color and acrylic paints as well as charcoals, pastels and ink all serve to bring to life people, places and things one holds dear like values or culture. At Square i Gallery in Claremont through February 28.
Longtime photojournalist and COURIER publisher Peter Weinberger is featured at The Colony at Loft 204 through the end of February with a large-print photography exhibition titled “Off the Beaten Path.” These limited edition large-scale landscape images are sized to order in vivid color. The images, including panoramas, focus on stunning scenery from throughout the country not seen by the casual observer. An opening reception will be held Friday, February 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. Meet the artist from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Complimentary refreshments will be served throughout the evening and live musical accompaniment by Curt Phillips will begin at 7:30 p.m.
“Creatures of B.R. Guthrie,” is an exhibition, which focuses on a collection of original creatures and beasties inspired by the sci-fi and fantasy genre. The artworks shown are prints of digital work as well as traditional pencil work with digital coloring. On exhibition through January 31 at Buddhamouse Emporium, located at 134 Yale Ave., Claremont.
Photographer David Behar presents an exhibition of urban landscapes. In addition to framed pieces on display, unframed prints and Mr. Behar’s photography book will be available for purchase through January 31 at The Colony at Loft 204 in the Claremont Packing House.
Photographer David Behar presents an exhibition of urban landscapes through January 31 at The Colony at Loft 204 in the Claremont Packing House. In addition to framed pieces on display, unframed prints and Mr. Behar’s photography book will be available for purchase. An opening reception will be held on Friday, January 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. Meet the artist and complimentary refreshments will be served.
Ansel Adams once said, “A photograph is usually looked at—seldom looked into.”
By contrast, the dozens of photographs on view at Scripps College’s Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery through Sunday, December 15 are so compelling they bear the closest of examinations.
“Focus on Photographs: Building a Collection at Scripps” highlights the art form from its infancy to the present. It includes one-of-a-kind daguerreotypes and prints of compositions from wildly famous photographers like Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus and Edward Weston.
“Icheon: Reviving the Korean Ceramics Tradition,” an exhibition organized by Icheon, South Korea. Icheon has a history of ceramic culture that began over 5000 years ago and has a reputation for its internationally-renowned ceramics cultural events. This exhibition is on display at AMOCA Museum through December 29.
“Glyphs: Acts of Inscription,” on exhibitions through December 5, builds on the premise that identities are constituted through acts of inscription—real or imagined—into the visual archives that constitute history, popular iconographies and artistic canons. The exhibition explores the consequences of such acts on the poetic and political dimensions of representation, difference and visibility. Working in photography, moving image and mixed-media, the artists cannibalize and query such archives to create new image repertoires that point to the lacunae—the silences, absences and erasures—contained within prevalent visual-historical renderings.
The Petterson Museum of Intercultural Art exhibits “Stepping Out in Style,” a display exploring the countless ways human beings have designed and worn footwear all over the planet. Over 100 historic and contemporary shoes, boots, sandals, slippers and stockings will be on exhibition through November 25.