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BRAND LIBRARY | Exhibition Opening | Vision Valley

Saturday | MAY 5, 2018 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Vision Valley: The Glendale Biennial

Opening Reception


Participating Artists: Hayley Barker, Olivia Booth, Lindsay Brant, Aline Cautis, Ian Davis, Harry Dodge, Roy Dowell, Ryan Fenchel, Karin Gulbran, Shaun Johnson, Silke Otto Knapp, Spencer Lewis, Caitlin Lonegan, Shana Lutker, Adam D. Miller, John Mills, Olivia Mole, Adam Novak, Devon Oder, Adrian Paules, Hilary Pecis, Ryan Perez, Corrina Peipon, Lari Pittman, Iris Porter, Rachel Roske, Kathleen Ryan, Betsy Lin Seder, Nicolas Shake, Mungo Thomson, Kerry Tribe, and Edward Weston.

Situated in the giant San Fernando Valley between the foothills of the easternmost Santa Monica Mountains and the Verdugo Mountains just north of downtown Los Angeles and the city’s east side neighborhoods, the City of Glendale has long been known as an artists’ enclave. Vision Valley: The Glendale Biennial is a nod to Glendale’s long-standing artist community and its history. The exhibition is not a biennial in the conventional sense, but is an attempt to reclaim the idea of a biennial as a celebration of artists working in a specific community. There are no conceptual, political, or philosophical themes upon which the exhibition turns, and it does not claim to distill a particular trend, aesthetic, or idea. Instead, what is on view is a diverse selection of works that are part of an ongoing, dynamic multilogue between artists living or working in a specific geographical area. In an effort to defuse the scrutiny and competitiveness that can often arise around biennial exhibitions, the thirty-two participating artists were selected from an open call for submissions. All of the artists are currently working or living in Glendale, or in the bordering communities, with the exception of famed photographer Edward Weston (1886-1958). Weston first visited Glendale (then known as Tropico) in 1906, subsequently setting up a photography studio in 1910. His inclusion imbues the exhibition with a significant bit of Glendale history.

With a spirit of openness and community, Vision Valley aims to show the many coincidental visions at work in the valley known as Glendale.

Vision Valley: The Glendale Biennial was conceived and organized by The Pit, an artist-run gallery located on Ruberta Street in Glendale. 

A limited edition poster has been designed, printed, and published by The Pit and will be available at the opening.

Vision Valley: The Glendale Biennial will be on view at Brand Library & Art Center (1601 W. Mountain St. Glendale, CA 91201), from May 5, 2018 through June 22, 2018. The opening reception on Saturday, May 5 from 6-9pm is FREE and open to the public.

Brand Library & Art Center has been a cornerstone for the arts in Southern California since 1956. This unique public library focuses on visual arts and music and provides free services and programs for a diverse community, including a collection of over 110,000 items, subject specialist librarians, exhibitions, concerts, dance performances, films, and craft programs for children and adults. Brand Library & Art Center is a branch of the City of Glendale Library, Arts & Culture Department.

The exhibition is FREE and open to the public.





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