April 24–June 9, 2013
MMA La Mirada
Facing Forward, New Acquisitions, 2000 to the Present celebrates an exciting and diverse selection of twentieth century paintings, works on paper, and photography from the Museum’s permanent collection. During the past thirteen years, the museum has acquired extraordinary works by esteemed local artists: David Ligare, Kevin Miller, Susan Manchester, Tracey Adams, Andrea Johnson, Robynn Smith, Pam Carroll, Ryuijie, Robin Robinson, Barry Masteller, Paul Roehl, as well as from important Bay Area artists: Mark Adams, Beth Van Hoesen, Lucy Gaylord, Deanne Forbes, Inez Storer, Gail Chadell-Nanao, David Gilhooly, Ronald Davis among others. These remarkable gifts advance the contemporary art holdings of the collection and support the museum’s new mission which inspires appreciation of the evolving California artistic legacy and expands a passion for the visual arts.
Facing Forward is the exhibition that will be held in conjunction with Art in Bloom, the Museum’s first event and fundraiser program that highlights art and flowers as a unified expression. Local floral designers will interpret what they see in a selected painting, capturing mood, composition, texture, color and light. Their spectacular floral creations will be staged in the galleries and throughout the beautiful historic estate of La Mirada during April 24-28, 2013.
Image: Beth Van Hoesen, Checked Suit, Study I, 1968, etching on paper, courtesy of the E. Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen Adams Trust