The exhibition at the Long Beach Museum continues through Feb. 13:
-Artists Max Almy, Toni Basil, Carole Ann Klonarides and Michael Owen will be in attendance!
Music + Image
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 8:30 pm
Curated by Nancy Buchanan. Presented in conjunction with Exchange and Evolution: Worldwide Video Long Beach, 1974-1999, at the Long Beach Museum of Art.
REDCAT — Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theatre
631 W. Second St., L.A. 90012 (corner 2nd & Hope)
Parking in Walt Disney Concert Hall structure
$10 general, $8 students
tickets: 213.237.2800, online www.redcat.org, or at Box Office (30 min. free parking w/validation; Tues-Sat. noon-6 pm & two hours prior to event)
In the early 1980s, many artists were excited by the possibility of showing video art on television—a promise that was broken by commercialism. This selection of short videos from that period takes inspiration from the spirit of Ernie Knovaks, television impresario and music lover, as it highlights some of the era's most compelling video art accompanied by music. By turns humorous, pensive, or even abstract, the works are drawn from screenings and exhibitions at the Long Beach Museum of Art, and include artists Bob Snyder; Cynthia Maughan; Dara Birnbaum; Philip Mallory Jones; Tom DeWitt, Vibeke Sorensen, and Dean Winkler; Cecelia Condit; Toni Basil and David Byrne; Max Almy; Kit Fitzgerald and John Sanborn; Laurie Anderson; Claus Blume; MICA-TV (Carole Ann Klonarides and Michael Owen); Zbigniew Rybczyński; and Henry Selick.
Funded in part with generous support from the Getty Foundation and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Presented as part of Pacific Standard Time. This unprecedented collaboration, initiated by the Getty, brings together more than sixty cultural institutions from across Southern California for six months beginning October 2011 to tell the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene.