The Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) and the Lancaster Museum and Public Art Foundation (LMPAF) invite Antelope Valley residents and visitors to explore MOAH’s newest exhibition LA Painting, a survey of contemporary painting in Southern California. The exhibit will open August 10, with a public reception from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., and will be on display through October 20.
LA Painting is a celebration of material, mark-making, and the human experience, and will boast group exhibitions by three guest curators, highlights from MOAH’s permanent collection, a site-specific installation by Erika Lizée, and a solo show by David Allan Peters. The Main Gallery, curated by writer Cooper Johnson, will survey the last five years of contemporary painting in Los Angeles, with artwork ranging from socially conscious figurative works to “pure” abstraction. Performance artist Amy Kaps will team up with painter Kaye Freeman, expanding the painting plane to include the entire East Gallery. Shane Guffogg, the creator of the Circle of Truth project, will display his collaboration with 48 other artists in a painter’s version of the childhood game “telephone,” in which each artist creates a painting in response to the painting created by the artist before them.
Highlights from MOAH’s permanent collection will be featured throughout the museum with the mission of celebrating the rich creative culture and history of Southern California through the preservation and display of art made by emerging, local, and established artists significant to the region’s unique cultural perspective.
The Lancaster Museum of Art and History is dedicated to strengthening awareness, enhancing accessibility, and igniting the appreciation of art, history, and culture in the Antelope Valley through dynamic exhibitions, innovative educational programs, creative community engagement, and a vibrant collection that celebrates the richness of the region. MOAH is located at 665 W. Lancaster Blvd. and is open Tuesday through Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., with extended hours on Thursdays until 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.lancastermoah.org or call (661) 723-6250.