Saturday, May 16, 2015

Two good ones and more at the OCMA

It is not too late to catch two outstanding shows at the Orange County Museum of Art. Both are on until May 24.
Fred Tomaselli has an interesting series of uber-paintings covering pages torn from the New York Times. They are very engaging and play on a lively mixture of pattern, color and text to get their point across.

There also is an exhibit called Alien She which has a tremendous amount of material about the  feminist Riot Grrl movement.  Lots of reading material, zines, photographs, videos and larger works by artists Ginger Brooks Takahashi, Tammy Rae Carland, Miranda July, Faythe Levine, Allyson Mitchell, L.J. Roberts, and Stephanie Syjuco.

And don't forget: A room with recent acquisitions by the museum including this enchanting kinetic sculpture Handbag, by Jim Lambie from 1999.

This small museum always has some interesting work on exhibit often working against the stereotype of the neighborhood.