Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Oakland Does L.A.

Esther Pearl Watson

The Oakland Museum of California is about to do something that no self-respecting Bay Area resident would ever do -- say something nice about Los Angeles. We here at PopDrawer are shocked and awed, and hope this is the beginning of a more unified California. We are not a red state, we are not a purple state, we are a United State.

Okay, we're actually a really blue state, but can't we all just get along?

Beginning October 4th, the Oakland Museum of California will be curating L.A. Paint, "a selective look at the vast and vibrant Southern California art scene via 11 influential artists." Artists include one of our faves, Esther Pearl Watson, as well as the legendary Robert Williams, The Date Farmers (Armando Lerma and Carlos Ramirez), Brian Fahlstrom, Steve Galloway, Loren Holland, Hyesook Park, Steve Roden, Linda Stark, and Don Suggs.

Go to the museum website for a bio of each of the represented artists. It's a great collection from what many argue is the most prolific region in modern art, the L.A. basin.

L.A. Paint at Oakland Museum of California

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