Season debuts at Colony
with an L.A. migration of sorts
POMONA - September marks the opening of the new gallery
season, and Pomona's Arts Colony is pulling out all the
stops for this season's debut Saturday.
The Second Saturday Art Walk from 6 to 10 p.m. will feature
an L.A. migration, of sorts, into the Colony in two separate
The dA Center for the Arts brings "Change is the
Only Constant ... Earth, Body, Rhythm, Form, Life,"
by L.A. curator Lilli Muller.
She will introduce her band of spatial artists from Los
Angeles for this large-scale sculptural and visual installation
extravaganza. Artists include Muller, Rick Robinson, Jonna
Lee, Rick Mendoza and Kathryne Layne Paxton.
The dA Center for the Arts is at, 252 S. Main St. Information:
The other Art Hombre from Way Out West is Richard Godfrey,
who will bring his six-shooters from L.A. to Bunny Gunner
in "Godfrey4Way-2008," a one-man barroom brawl
of aesthetic delights. If that wasn't enough, there will
be a bus overflowing with artists and patrons from L.A's
Arts Colony to join in the Second Saturday festivities,
courtesy of the dA.
Bunny Gunner is at 266 W. Second St. Information: www.bunnygunner.com
That's just the L.A contingent; there are many openings
of merit this September in Pomona:
Craig French, "Paradigm Shift," at Cal Poly
Pomona Downtown Center, curated by George Cuttress, examines
the evolution of French's work from the early years of
vibrant colors and neon to the contemplative simplicity
of his recent wall sculptures. French's use of aluminum,
resin, glass, copper, stainless steel and wood in his
recent pieces of arching shapes and forms are bold and
Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center is at 300 W. Second St.
AMOCA has a spectacular exhibition in "Robert Sperry,
Bright Abyss," a retrospective exhibition showcasing
more than 90 ceramic works by multitalented artist and
innovative ceramist Robert Sperry (1927-1998). For more
than 40 years Sperry, a figure of the post-World War II
American Studio Ceramics movement in the Pacific Northwest,
was a professor at the University of Washington. In addition
to being a great contributor to the advancement of ceramic
art, Sperry is remembered for further developing an excellent
ceramics department at the university and birthing a long
line of ceramic instructors.
AMOCA is at 340 S. Garey Ave. Information: www.ceramicmuseum.org
The Ferguson Fine Arts gallery will present a group show
featuring Ocean Clark, whose pop icon portraits of Frank
Sinatra, Jimi Hendrix, Marilyn Monroe, the Beatles and
recent paintings of Barack Obama has made him a national
sensation. Clark will make a personal appearance at Ferguson
Fine Arts gallery during Second Saturday. Rounding out
the bill will be artwork by Star Foreman, Joe Ded, Ron
Brown and pin-up art master Ralph Burch.
Ferguson Fine Arts is at 181 W. Second St. Information:
Nineteen artists demonstrate the art of persuasion in
advertising at SCA Project Gallery's "Through the
Looking Glass of Indirection," curated by The 'Nguyen.
"Indirection" refers to the advertising techniques
of planting inferences or using third-party authorities
to create demand for consumption, or to manipulate public
opinion. We get to delve deep below the surface, and into
the subconscious world of art and mind.
SCA Project Gallery is at 281 S. Thomas St. Information:
The exhibits listed here are just some of the opening
events happening Saturday. For more information, maps
and future show listings in Pomona's Arts Colony, go to:
A.S. Ashley is a Pomona Arts Colony artist and advocate.