Thursday, December 17, 2009

"Inside/Out" at the Armory in Pasadena closing Dec. 31

The Armory’s 20th anniversary exhibition Installations Inside/Out, curated by Jay Belloli and Sinéad Finnerty-Pyne, will be on view through December 31, 2009. Installations Inside/Out reflects the Armory Gallery’s long-standing goal of supporting contemporary Southern California artists, as well as the Gallery’s determination to bring art to the public in outdoor, nontraditional locations.

For the exhibition, the Armory commissioned 20 contemporary artists, all having created art for previous exhibitions, to make new site-specific works, installations, and/or performances both inside the Armory or at sites throughout Pasadena. Artists include Kim Abeles and Ken Marchionno, Edgar Arceneaux, Deborah Aschheim, Daniel Buren, Carl Cheng, Seth Kaufman, Barry McGee, Michael C. McMillen, Carlos Mollura, Matthew Moore, Jane Mulfinger, Bruce Nauman, Rudy Perez, Sarah Perry, Ed Ruscha, Betye Saar, Barbara T. Smith, John Trevino, Pae White, and Mario Ybarra Jr.

A limited and numbered edition catalogue celebrating and documenting Installations Inside/Out is available for purchase in the Armory’s Caldwell Gallery.

Remaining performances include Barbara T. Smith’s A Meditation on Time, in which Smith knits at locations, in and around Pasadena, that are charged with nostalgia as they are closely associated with her past. Smith adds these knitted pieces to her ever-expanding installation at the Armory. Dates and locations for Smith’s performances include:

Saturday, December 19, 1pm - 3pm at the former home of Smith’s grandparents, 1963 New York Dr., Altadena

Saturday, December 26, 1pm - 3pm in Eaton Canyon, 1750 North Altadena Dr., Pasadena

The exhibition’s three outdoor installations remain on view:

Jane Mulfinger at the former YWCA building at 78 N. Marengo Avenue; Matthew Moore’s urban transplanter on 733 N. Fair Oaks Avenue; and Barry McGee’s store installation at 2 E. Holly Street in Old Town Pasadena (maps are available at ).

Gallery hours are Tuesday – Sunday, noon - 5 p.m.; outside installations are on view 24 hours/seven days a week.

Armory Center for the Arts is located 145 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena. Suggested gallery donation: $5. Armory members, students and parents, students with ID, and seniors free.

The Armory Center for the Arts is a nonprofit, donor supported organization offering innovative approaches to creating, teaching and presenting the arts, through classes and exhibitions at its main location in Old Pasadena, as well as a range of free programs in the community. For two decades, the Armory has trained professional artists to use their expertise and enthusiasm to teach and inspire individuals of diverse ages and backgrounds.

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