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Matthew & Iris Strauss Family Foundation

California Center for the Arts / 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025
January 22 – February 22, 2015 / Opening Reception: January 21, 2015 / 5:00 – 7:00 pm


Artists in the In the Studio: Artist Dialogs Exhibition:
Raúl Guerrero in the studio with Ed Kienholz & Sam Francis
Shane Guffogg in the studio with Ed Ruscha
Lyn Horton in the studio with Sol LeWitt & Douglas Huebler
Peter Phillips in the studio with Eleanor Antin
Roy David Rogers in the studio with Eleanor Antin & Francoise Gilot

Artists in the Contemporary Constructions Exhibition:
Chema Alvergonzalez, José Bedia, Cosima von Bonin, Mel Chin, Inka Essenhigh, Ralph Fleck, Raúl Guerrero, Elliott Hundley, Jörg Immendorff, Nicholas Kahn & Richard Selesnick, Nelson Leirner, Jean Lowe, Markus Lüértz, Fabian Marcaccio Faris McReynolds, Sarah Morris, Asma Shikoh, Doug & Mike Starn, Fred Wilson, Sam Taylor Wood, Yin Xiuzhen

Curators Notes: Ten years ago I moved back to Escondido from Los Angeles. At that time I met artist Roy Davis Rogers and we started chatting about our favorite exhibitions. I brought up the Eleanor Antin retrospective at LACMA, specifically her airplane piece and he said “I worked on that piece.” Since then I’ve been a bit obsessed with finding out who works with who to create that. There are a lot of great local stories and I’ve been interested in documenting them.

In January I have the opportunity to create the first iteration of this exhibition I’ve been thinking about (for the past then years). It is called In the Studio: Artist Dialogs. Artists include Raul Guerrero with sculpture and two dimensional artwork created in studio with Ed Kienholz and Sam Francis. Shanc Guffogg shares his artwork and stories about life with Ed Ruscha and other Los Angeles artists. Lyn Horton in the studio with Sol Lewitt and Douglas Huebler. Works by Peter Phillips and early performance and sculptural works with Eleanor Antin. Roy David Rogers in the studio with Eleanor Anting and Francoise Gilot. The exhibition includes personal notes, pictures, and stories about the relationships formed during the art making process.

This exhibition is concurrent with another contemporary exhibition called Contemporary Constructions: The Matthew and Iris Strauss Family Foundation which features 22 works from their collection. Highlights include what Matthew calls the “German Impact Wall” with post WWII Works and analysis.

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