18th Street Celebrates a Legacy of Contemporary Art
|Organization||18th Street Arts Center||
|Address||1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, Ca, United States|
|Start||February 7, 2011|
|End||April 29, 2011|
On February 19, 6pm-10pm, 18th Street kicks-off its 2011 Legacy theme with the debut of the exhibitions, Richard Newton’s Have You Seen My Privacy and Vincent Ramos’ Outsider Art: Others From Elsewhere Doing Something Altogether Different…Sort of. In the spirit of the Getty Foundation’s sponsored project, Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945-1980, 18th Street has declared 2011 its “legacy” year. Artists chosen to activate the galleries will create projects to commemorate or pay tribute to California’s influential Contemporary Art Movement.
Beginning February 1 through April 30, 2011, Richard Newton will be in residence in the 18th Street Gallery. His project, Have You Seen My Privacy, will involve multiple presentations of video, ephemera, and correspondence accompanied by public dialogues with artists active in Southern California from 1960 and onwards. Newton will also actively collaborate with younger artists to develop three performances allied with the presentations.
During the same time span, Vincent Ramos will occupy 18th Street’s Project Room with his research-based project, Outsider Art: Others From Elsewhere Doing Something Altogether Different…Sort Of. Ramos’ project will look at works developed in Southern California in the 1960’s by artists who were not from the region, but whose projects informed and influenced the work of local artists. He will develop new works along with constructing a visual timeline of the many disparate pieces from these “outsider” artists.