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PMCA

IMG_6786Located in in heart of Old Town Pasadena is the The Pasadena Museum of California Art [PMCA]. As the title of the museum indicates, the PMCA focuses on exhibitions that highlight the works of California artists. Recently on view was “In the Land of Sunshine: Imagining the California Coast Culture.” This show brought together artists that portrayed the history of the famed California coast from Balboa Island, to the Santa Monica Pier to the sandy beaches of San Diego.

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A Sky in the Palm of a Hand

img_6799Overflow // Lloyd Hamrol // 2016 // industrial felt

Joan Perlman’s two-dimensional works juxtaposed with Lloyd Harmon’s sculptural felt pieces comprise the exhibition “A Sky in the Palm of a Hand” at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. The title of the show is derived from a line in a poem by W.S. Merwin titled “No Shadow”which explores man’s role in nature. Hence the focus of the exhibition relates to earth’s natural elements seen through large felt installations, video works and acrylic, silkscreen on canvas pieces. To read W.S. Merwin’s poem click here:  http://www.merwinconservancy.org/2011/03/poem-of-the-week-3/

img_6802Kreppa (diptych) // Joan Perlman // 2016 // acrylic, silkscreen on canvas

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Cascade // Lloyd Hamrol // 2016 // industrial felt

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Skeiõarársandur // Joan Perlman // 2016 // acrylic, silkscreen on canvas

 

Kosmic Krylon Garage

img_6782Kosmic Krylon Garage // Kenny Scharf // 2004

When trying to find parking at a museum, normally you don’t look for art in its parking garage. But at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, Kenny Scharf has created whimsical spray painted murals in its parking structure. Bright green, purple and blue futuristic looking characters sprawl across the walls encouraging you to park next to something that catches your eye.

img_6779Kosmic Krylon Garage // Kenny Scharf // 2004

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Kosmic Krylon Garage // Kenny Scharf // 2004

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Kosmic Krylon Garage // Kenny Scharf // 2004

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Kosmic Krylon Garage // Kenny Scharf // 2004