CURRENT & UPCOMING EXHIBITS

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Photo by David Stroup

Chasing Light –  (Main Gallery)

An MBAA Members only exhibit

February 22 –  April 1, 2024

Reception:  Sunday, February 25, 2-4 pm

Chasing Light:  The quality of light in artwork can portray depth, perception, and intensity, as well as more subtle characteristics such as mood and emotion.  How light is used – through choice of color, sunlight, and reflection – can bring the champagne softness of an autumnal East Coast landscape or the hardness of a southern California beach day.  Or, maybe you “chase” neon light in a modern piece of sculpture or experiment with an LED light box to bring storytelling to your art in an unusual way.  How we use light, (and also shadow and the absence of light: darkness), in our work is premeditated and often nuanced.  And, more difficult to create than it may seem. In this exhibit, we ask the artist to submit entries on any platform that reflects their meditation on “chasing” the light in their creations.

Featured 3D Artist

Michael Hannon: My interest in sculpture started with an African Secretary bird made out of coat hangers and cut up aluminum beer cans, held together with plumbers solder. Years later while attending California State University at Long Beach I majored in jewelry and metal smithing in the Art Department. From there I worked in the LA Shipyards welding on ships. In 1978 I was hired by Toyota to work in their design studios in Newport Beach. I worked with designers building interior and exterior models of future Toyotas. We were encouraged to experiment with different materials and techniques. I retired from Toyota in 2002. Twenty years later, I still work experimentally, only now I am making sculptures using copper, steel, wood, and newspaper and duct tape. At first, my work was of a figurative nature. Lately my work has become more abstract.

To see more images of my sculptures, please

visit my website: hannonsculpture.com

Upcoming

Photograph by Linda DeRosa

The Outer Limits

April 4 – May 13, 2024

Reception: Sunday, April 7, 2-4 pm

With a retro nod to the 50s fascination with outer space, we asked artists to tap into their personal “outer limits” for this unusual exhibit. We prompted artists to draw on their childhood memories of such TV shows as “The Outer Limits” and the “Twilight Zone.” Or, a different angle of the same subject could come from more recent obsessions over mysterious white balloons, the colonization of other planets, or the Webb telescope, providing us with mind-boggling celestial glimpses from the beginning of time. Most importantly, we ask artists to question their own personal “outer limits” as creators in this new world where, for example, artificial intelligence is currently challenging our perception of creativity. Regardless of the inspiration, the purpose of this exhibit is to play with the edge and to push the limits and test the outer boundaries.