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.
Galeria de Pérolas will host their closing reception for “Parallels” on Friday, November 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. Each exhibited artist was asked to submit at least 3 pieces of their work as a series showcasing their unique style. In this way, each artist is paralleled to other artists, displaying a range of contrasting contemporary techniques and styles. Galeria de Pérolas is located at 532 W. First St. #211 in the Claremont Packing House.
Find yourself transported through the Twilight Zone through October 31 with The Colony’s ghoulish new exhibit, featuring the artwork of graphic artist and illustrator Matthew Jager. Twenty years ago, the local artist picked up a pencil to sketch his favorite comic heroes. He’s been hooked ever since. Doodles developed into polished designs at the Art Institute, where Mr. Jager honed his craft under the tutelage of Robert Delgadillo. With chiaroscuro and the works of renowned illustrators Al Hirschfield, Jim Lee and Rangar influencing his creations, Mr. Jager finds inspiration in the way imagery, simple or complex, draws a response from an audience. He hopes to get gallery-goers talking with his latest exhibit, featuring macabre muses that bring to life what’s sometimes beyond the grave. The Colony at Loft 204, 532 W. First St. #204, Claremont Packing House.
Find yourself transported through the Twilight Zone this haunted holiday season with The Colony at Loft 204's ghoulish new exhibit, featuring the artwork of graphic artist and illustrator Matthew Jager. The exhibit ends October 31. 532 W. First St. #204, Claremont Packing House.
Artist Sylvia Megerdichian of Art Box Studio invites guests to celebrate 20 years at the studio by sharing with the public her drawings, paintings and collage on Saturday, September 21 from 4 to 9 p.m. 1302 Monte Vista #9, Upland.
“David Michalek: Figure Studies,” work applies the technology of high-speed HD video to the recording of human movement. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, September 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Pomona College Museum of Art, 333 N. College Ave., Claremont.