With its Latest exhibit “Breaking Illusion: Artist as Scientist,” the University of La Verne College of Law Art Gallery offers the work of seven artists who, according to exhibition curator Conchi Sanford, are recognized for their aesthetic talents as well as using their artistic ability to dissect and layer, remove, include, theorize and hypothesize throughout the entire art process. Sanford chose the artists – Betsy Lohrer Hall, Jessica Wimbley, Toni Gentilli, Virginia Katz, Dianna Lindquist, Kimiko Miyoishi and Amber Crabbe – because their works reflect “the impossibility of understanding the future of the arts without devoting attention to science and technology.”
“Breaking Illusion: Artist as Scientist” opens as the Spring 2015 exhibit at the La Verne Law Art Gallery on Tuesday, February 24. The opening night reception is scheduled for 5:30 to 7 p.m. For additional information, contact (909) 460-2000.
In depicting the exhibit, Sanford wrote: “This show is intended to unmask the information amassed by the artist. The artist, looking into the information as if looking at it through a microscope, takes out the obvious information and provides a dissected reality which begins with the artist as scientist, residing in the art, and ends in the viewers, coming full circle back to the one element that sews it all together – mankind.”
Now entering its second year, the La Verne Law Art Gallery features the work of local, regional and national artists, hosting three to four exhibits a year, all available for viewing by the legal and general communities. The gallery is open Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. by special appointment only.