Talk: Gerard O’Brien
Please join us for a talk by Gerard O’Brien at the Craft in America Center, in conjunction with The Eighties exhibition at the Center, and the Golden State of Craft: California 1960-1985 exhibition at CAFAM. Event is from 6pm – 8pm, talk begins at 7pm. This event is FREE. Parking is available behind Freehand Gallery and street parking is also available.
Gerard O’Brien, Owner and Director, Reform Gallery
Thursday, October 13, 2011
6pm – 8pm
The Eighties Exhibition (September 17 – December 31, 2011)
An exhibition of work from the ‘80s by second-generation California craft artists, many of whom studied under artists presented in the Golden State of Craft exhibition. The Eighties includes vintage work of established craft artists who, at the time, were fresh out of local Southern California art schools – UCLA, Chouinard, Otis, Scripps, Cal State Long Beach, among others. This was a time of tremendous energy and creative experimentation in Southern California, with an emphasis on natural forms and hand-made objects.
Golden State of Craft: California 1960 – 1985 Exhibition (September 25, 2011 – January 8, 2012)
Presented by Craft in America and the Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) as part of the Getty initiative Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945 – 1980, Golden State of Craft: California 1960 – 1985 surveys an extraordinary, innovative artistic period that blossomed in post-World War II California.