November 2014

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Thursday, November 20 at MOCA Grand Avenue
Selections from the Permanent Collection
Feb 8, 2014-Feb 7, 2015

Organized by MOCA Curator Bennett Simpson, Selections from the Permanent Collection presents a chronological installation of significant works from MOCA's holdings from the 1940s to the present. Representing important historical movements such as abstract expressionism, minimalism, pop art, conceptual art, and postmodernism, the exhibition includes works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Hanne Darboven, Jorg Immendorff, Franz Kline, Barry Le Va, Cady Noland, Claes Oldenburg, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, Charles Ray, Mark Rothko, Jim Shaw, Cindy Sherman, Kara Walker, and others.

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Thursday, November 20 at MOCA Grand Avenue
Andy Warhol: Shadows
Andy Warhol: Shadows
Sep 20, 2014-Feb 2, 2015

In 1978-79 Andy Warhol produced Shadows, a monumental, 102-part series of silkscreened canvases. Conceived as one work in multiple parts, Warhol’s exceptional series of variously silkscreened and hand painted canvases features two different compositions, ranging in hue from an electric green to a somber brown. The work's internal compositions are culled from photographs of shadows taken in The Factory, the artist's New York City studio. In Shadows, Warhol extended his long-standing interest in seriality and repetition while forgoing the cultural icons and commodity forms that most often populate his art. MOCA's presentation will feature the full collection of paintings from Dia Art Foundation. Installed edge to edge, the series of abstract panels-once referred to by Warhol as "disco décor"-create a haunting, environmental ensemble.

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Thursday, November 20 at MOCA Pacific Design Center
Cameron: Songs for the Witch Woman
Cameron: Songs for the Witch Woman
Oct 11, 2014-Jan 11, 2015
213/621-1745 or education@moca.org

Cameron (1922-1995) was an artist, performer, poet, occult practitioner, and provocateur who lived in Los Angeles after World War II and uniquely bridged the city’s flourishing spiritual and art worlds. A pivotal though under-recognized figure, she is closely associated with Beat artists such as Wallace Berman, George Herms, and Dennis Hopper, filmmaker Kenneth Anger, and occultists Aleister Crowley and Jack Parsons, her husband for a time. She is best known for her paintings and drawings of human and fantastical figures and had a long career, spending her last years in West Hollywood. Cameron: Songs for the Witch Woman, organized by guest curator Yael Lipschutz, will be the largest comprehensive survey of Cameron’s work since 1989 and will include approximately 98 artworks and ephemeral artifacts. Alma Ruiz, MOCA Senior Curator is the coordinating curator.

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