There is a new exhibition on view at Los Angeles County Museum of Art that focuses on Alexander Calder. The show is Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic. The show runs until July 27, 2014.
Gabriel Figueroa was one of the most prolific cinematographers out of the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema. His vivid dramatic style made him a very sought out filmmaker working with many directors from the US, Mexico and Europe. Figueroa’s films became an important part of the visual language and culture of today’s Mexico heritage.
James Turrell is considered the genius of space and light from his saturated installations. James Turrell: A Retrospective explores nearly fifty years in the career of James Turrell (b. 1943, Los Angeles), a key artist in the Southern California Light and Space movement of the 1960s and 70s.
Olson Visual has printed for some extraordinary shows. One in particular in the past year was for Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads at Los Angeles County Museum of Art. This was the artist’s first public sculpture.
LACMA has an ongoing exhibition titled, X Y Z, that is composed of published photographs taken by the late provocative artist, Robert Mapplethorpe. The collection of images on display include: the homosexual erotocisized imagery (X); floral studies (Y); and portraits of nude African American men (Z). The viewer can see a continuous curve and line in both incongruent objects (flower and man). The flower became sexual and the human body became sculptural.
On February 7th at the Architecture + Design Museum in Los Angeles, Olson Visual presented a symposium that focused on sustainability. The museum was transformed into a green friendly information area where visitors were given the opportunity to speak to ECOR, Cinnabar, IQ Magic, 3M, Lucius Hudson Inc., and OV. The one night event focused on sustainable building and exhibit materials. Panelists included Tim McNeil of UC Davis, Frank Graziano of Cursor Graphics, and Daniel Young of LACMA. Tim McNeil the chair of UC Davis Design Museum started the presentation and spoke about modular systems. He described the history of using these systems starting with post-war era and comparing it to the current usage.
Pacific Standard Time presents Modern Architecture in L.A. This celebrates the city’s modern architecture through a serious of programs and exhibitions at art institutions in and around L.A. Starting in April 2013. Modern Architecutre in L.A. is a look into the postwar era that made the environment of the city as a whole, from its famous residential buildings to its vast freeway infrastructure. This is supported by grants from the Getty Foundation. Exhibition partners include UC Santa Barbara, Hammer Museum, J. Paul Getty, Kellogg University, LACMA, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, MOCA and Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc).
Thank you so much to all of our sponsors and participants. You made the night a success and we look forward to building a bigger community in sustainability. We also greatly appreciate A+D Museum for contributing their wonderful space and we would like to thank anyone who attended the event. It was great to see all of you! Here is a link to the photos from February 7, 2013: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151437269358584.502650.241046303583&type=1
The museum was transformed into a green friendly information area where visitors were given the opportunity to speak to ECOR, Cinnabar, IQ Magic, 3M, Lucius Hudson Inc., and Olson Visual about eco-friendly building products and new technologies of exhibition design. All booths were actually created using the new T3 System, with large wall-sized graphics suspended from Twist Displays. The evening included a green-friendly food truck that served meals outside, while amazing music filled the air with a DJ and a live musician. The American Alliance of Museums’ Pic Green and California Association of Museums’ Green Museum Initiative sponsored the successful event, which attracted hundreds of attendees. Engineers, business owners, architects, designers, contractors, project managers, developers, and others were there to see and hear about the new developments in eco-friendly building materials.
Olson Visual Invites You to a Special Evening Olson Visual, A+D Museum, Pic Green, and The Green Museum Initiative will host an evening that will showcase the latest in eco-friendly building products and new technologies for museums, commercial spaces, and retail projects. This one night event will focus on sustainable building and exhibit materials and we invite you to this very unique opportunity. Architects, engineers, designers, developers, contractors, business owners, project managers, and anyone interested in environmental construction are welcome.