Zoom | First Eyes on the World - Jean-Pierre Roy
November 21 - December 19, 2009
by Torrance Art Museum
The Torrance Art Museum is proud to present ZOOM, an open-call juried survey of current developments in contemporary artistic practices from regional States.
This exhibition seeks to reflect current trends, track developments in contemporary practices, and explore associations between the regional geographical areas. But more importantly ZOOM evens the playing field to give voice to new artists, alongside more established names, via the open call process.
Los Angeles is considered one of the most dynamic cities globally for the creation of contemporary art and as we compare and contrast various art practices found in this area of influence we present a more comprehensive view of current artistic developments regionally and further afield.
In Gallery Two: First Eyes on the World - Jean-Pierre Roy.
Jean-Pierre Roy translates a 19th century ideal for the current era (Edmund Burke, On the Sublime and Beautiful, The Harvard Classics, 1909–14) by replacing the classical ruins and dark forests of the Romantic landscape painters with shorn buildings, columns of smoke, twisted steel, and smashed concrete.
The Torrance Art Museum is located at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center in the City of Torrance. It is a program of the Cultural Services Division of the City of Torrance Community Services Department. The Cultural Services Division is responsible for City-sponsored arts and cultural initiatives held at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center and throughout the City. The Museum encourages all people to develop and increase their understanding and appreciation for modern and contemporary artwork via a variety of exhibitions offered in its two gallery spaces, as well as educational programs, artist talks, lectures, and symposia.
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