Saturday, January 16, 2016
Artist and curator discussion, 4pm
opening reception, 6-9pm
A moderated Curator and Artist panel discussion, featuring curators Max Presneill and Ashley Garrett and artists Michael J Kelly and C. Michael Norton scheduled before the opening.
The Torrance Art Museum is pleased to present Sibling Rivalries, a group exhibition of work by artists based in New York City and Los Angeles. The exhibition comprises the work of fourteen New York artists paired with the work of fourteen Los Angeles artists.
Taking as its point of departure the historic competition between the East and West coasts, Sibling Rivalries transforms the traditional, ‘competitive’ understanding of the term. In this exhibition, ‘rivalry’ expands to encompass a dynamic interaction between art practices occurring in the two primary art and culture production centers of the United States. This exhibition sees the dynamic tension of East Coast, West Coast rivalry as a productive form capable of illuminating contrasting approaches to mutual concerns.
The curators, Max Presneill and Ashley Garrett, approached eleven emerging and experimental art spaces in the New York area and asked the curators of these spaces to nominate fourteen emerging New York artists. These fourteen New Yorkers then chose fourteen corresponding Los Angeles artists whose work spoke to, inspired and/or informed their own practices.