Wednesday, February 2 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm
USC Fisher Museum of Art (HAR), museum
823 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Join us for a live walkthrough of the current exhibition Martínez Celaya, SEA SKY LAND: towards a map of everything with exhibition curator, Susan M. Anderson. Guests will enjoy a guided walkthrough of the exhibition followed by refreshments.
About Susan M. Anderson:
Susan M. Anderson, curator of the exhibition Martínez Celaya, SEA SKY LAND: towards a map of everything, is an independent curator and art historian specializing in twentieth-century American art, with a focus on the art of California. A former Chief Curator at Laguna Art Museum, she has organized exhibitions and authored catalogues and essays on California art and culture for numerous regional museums. She earned her MA in art history and museum studies at USC.
About the exhibition:
Enrique Martínez Celaya’s exhibition Martínez Celaya, SEA SKY LAND: towards a map of everything at USC Fisher Museum of Art brings together some thirty large-format paintings and sculptures from 2005 to the present drawn primarily from Southern California collections. Since the beginning of Martínez Celaya’s career, which started in Venice Beach, he has been interested in intellectually and emotionally ambitious work connecting art to philosophy, literature, and science. One of the goals for this exhibition is to show the work of the last seventeen years suggests a map of sorts, and that this artistic, poetic, and intellectual mapping reveals a territory shaped by self, time, memory, meaning, myth, ideations of home, and the world as it is. Another goal of the exhibition is to make clear his practice presumes art is not only a cultural pursuit but an effort to understand the world, ourselves, and our values and choices. Sea, Sky, and Land are about the existential landscape Martinez Celaya is crossing in a search for meaning. Because his philosophical and poetic probing in writings is an integral part of his search and his artistic practice, each of the three galleries at the USC Fisher Museum of Art will have writings by the artist, as well as works of art dedicated to one of the three motifs—sea, sky, and land.
USC meets or exceeds provisions of the current Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Order of the Health Officer and related protocols to mitigate the spread of Covid 19.
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This event will require masks indoors and outdoors for all attendees, vaccinated or unvaccinated. Masks should be worn at all times when individuals are not actively consuming food or beverages.
Unvaccinated individuals must maintain a 6’ physical distance from those outsides of their household while consuming food or beverage.
Anyone refusing to comply with mask requirements is subject to removal from the event. Please note that protocols are subject to change.