The mission of the Brand Library Art Galleries is to offer visitors a professional gallery experience by showcasing a variety of styles and media of established and emerging artists that educate, enlighten, challenge, and enrich people’s lives.
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 30, 6-9pm
On View: June 30 - August 24, 2018
In the Gallery:
The River Lethe
Since 2006, Joshua Hagler's work has responded to religious fundamentalism in America, the history of Westward Expansion, notions of progress and exploration, mythology, and the poetics of theoretical physics. This current body of work draws inspiration from Lethe, the Greek mythological river of forgetting. It was said that one drinks from Lethe before being reborn, losing most or all memory of the past. German philosopher, Heidegger interpreted Lethe not as a simple accident of forgetting, but as a "concealment of being." The task for Heidegger was "unconcealment," in turn Hagler sets out to uncover personal truths by examining America's cultural amnesia and psychological repression.
In the Atrium Gallery:
Elizabeth Dorbad's on-going, global series Itinerant Architectures makes use of mobile home trailers as subject matter, material and symbol. The nomadic structures are of course found throughout the world, but in the woods and junkyards of California the use of these vehicles as buildings takes on particular associations evoking thoughts of frontierism, Western expansion, and civilization on the fringe of wilderness. The site-specific works, architectural interventions and sculptures rendered from building refuse point away from the built world and back toward the wilderness: iconic, heroic and untamed.Brand Library & Art Center invites you to attend the Opening Reception for a visually stunning exhibition featuring the talents of two of California’s most enterprising and rising artists, Joshua Hagler and Elizabeth Dorbad. The River Lethe and Itinerant Architectures will be on view June 30th - August 24th, 2018. Both artists will be in attendance.
JULY 28, 2018 | 7 - 9 PM
AUGUST 18, 2018 | 4 - 6 PM
AUGUST 23, 2018 | 7 - 9 PM