New CLMA exhibit examines race and representation
The Claremont Lewis Museum of Art’s latest exhibit, “Face to Face: Ken Gonzales-Day,” opens Friday, October 6 at 200 W. First Street, followed by a 6 p.m. reception Saturday, October 7 during the Claremont Art Walk.
The installation, curated by Seth Pringle, features photography by the Los Angeles-based artist and will remain on view through January 21, 2024.
“A Scripps College art professor since 1995, Gonzales-Day has been exploring the history of race and its representation for over two decades,” read a news release. “This exhibition juxtaposes two overlapping bodies of work, ‘Pandemic Portraits’ and ‘Profiled,’ to confront our often unexamined modes of seeing.”
“Pandemic Portraits” consists of portraits, mostly of artists, actors, arts professionals, dancers, models, and writers. “Profiled” features photos taken in 2014 of stored sculptures from the Smithsonian Institution’s American Art Museum, National Museum of Natural History, and National Portrait Gallery.
Gonzales-Day’s work has been widely exhibited, including at LAXART, The Getty Center, LACMA, El Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City, and many others, and is a 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship recipient. More information is at kengonzalesday.com.
The museum is open noon to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Admission is free every Friday and on the first Sunday of the month. More information is at clmoa.org.