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Two New Fall Exhibits Set to Open at the Pomona College Museum of Art

Fresh off the successful James Turrell at Pomona College and Project Series 35: Evan Holloway exhibits, the Pomona College Museum of Art is unveiling two new exhibits for the fall on Tuesday, September 2. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, September 6, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The main exhibition will feature new works by Pomona faculty members and studio artists Sheila Pinkel, Mercedes Teixido, Mark Allen (image at left), and Sandeep Mukherjee. The works were created in a variety of media and techniques, including drawing, painting, photography and installation. The four artists will lead a tour of their work on Wednesday, September 17, from 4:14 to 5:30 p.m.

“The faculty exhibition is a great opportunity for the College community and our broader audience to see the vitality of our art faculty’s practice,” says Kathleen Stewart Howe, director of the Pomona College Art Museum. “The research work of faculty members in the visual arts is encountered in the exhibition spaces of museums and galleries, in much the same way that the scholarly research of faculty in music and theatre manifests itself in public spaces.”

Also opening September 2 is Project Series 36: Predock_Frane Architects, an installation from the award-winning architecture firm. Their installation, Inland Empire, reflects the artists’ interpretation of components of the built environment—regional depot buildings, big-box retail stores, mini-malls, housing and the corresponding network of transportation corridors—common in the decentralized landscapes of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, i.e., the Inland Empire.

“Predock_Frane Architects are one of the most creative and thoughtful firms to emerge in recent years,” says Rebecca McGrew, the curator of the Museum and the creator and organizer of the Project Series. “Inland Empire reflects their philosophical investigations of several interconnected themes: the possibility of linking together oppositional strategies of fabrication, the contrasts between a high-tech/digital vs. low-tech/hand-crafted aesthetic, the site-specific nature and locational identity of each venue, and the blurring of traditional boundaries between art, design, sculpture and architecture.”

Hadrian Predock and John Frane, who established Predock_Frane Architects in 2000 as a collaborative research and development architecture studio, will present a public lecture about their work at the Museum on Tuesday, September 23, at 2 p.m.

The Pomona College Museum of Art is located at 330 N. College Avenue, Claremont. The Museum is open to the public free of charge Tuesday through Friday, from noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, call (909) 621-8283 or visit the Museum’s web site. For more information on Pomona College’s Art and Art History Department and its professors, please visit www.art.pomona.edu.