CURRENT EXHIBIT

RON OWNBEY
FROM MIND THRU HAND: A 60 YEAR RETROSPECTIVE 1953-2013

Exhibition Description:

Ron Ownbey served in the 1970s as chair of the Mt. San Antonio College's Art Department.  He pioneered the introduction of digital media at the school, relatively early-a very forward-thinking move, but for that reason many at the school did not associate him with fine art.  His artistic output was known to a few of his colleagues, however, and championed by such friends as art historian Richard Raynard.  This survey of Ownbey's work, going back more than half a century, provides the public a look at the work of someone who helped bring Mt. SAC into the 21st century-by taking advantage of the technological and artistic developments of the 20th.

In a historical context, Ownbey's work, is best described by renowned art critic Peter Frank: "Ownbey's oeuvre embraces the breadth of modern artistic practice not because this veteran artist cannot decide what kind of style to practice, but, rather, because his automatic reliance on line allows him to practice, and conflate, all the styles available in the modernist canon - a native eclecticism that does not simply answer to the 'anti-style' of postmodernism but accepts a 'pan-style' that descends naturally out of the modernist dialectic.  We have come, after all, to understand sensibility rather that style as artistic distinction, and Ownbey's sensibility is graphic." 

Artist: Ron Ownbey

EXHIBITION:   From Mind Thru Hand: A 60 Year Retrospective 1953-2013
DATES:   March 13-April 17, 2014
  COLLEGE RECEPTION:   Thursday, March 13 | 4:00-6:00 p.m.
BOOK SIGNING:   Thursday, March 13 | 5:30-6:00 p.m.
 LOCATION:  

Mt. San Antonio College Art Gallery
1100 N. Grand Ave., Walnut, Ca 91789 

 HOURS:   Daytime: Tuesday-Thursday, 11:00-2:00 p.m.
Evening: Tuesday, 5:00-7:30 p.m. 
 ADMISSION:   Free and open to the public 
 DIRECTOR/CURATOR:   Fatemeh Burnes: (909) 274-4325| fburnes@mtsac.edu 
 GALLERY INFO:   Phone: (909) 274-4328|Email: corr@mtsac.edu|
Website: artgallery.mtsac.edu 
 ARTIST BOOK:   Available for purchase through duration of Exhibition

  

 

 

UPCOMING EXHIBITS

66TH ANNUAL STUDENT ART EXHIBITION

Art, Animation and Photography Mt. SAC Students

Exhibition Dates:
May 15-June 5, 2014
 

College Reception:
May 15; 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Instructions to Enter

Mt. SAC Public Art Presents

Karl Benjamin Mosaic Unveiling

Unveiling:
May 15; 5:30-6:15 p.m., building 1A

Discussion:
May 15; 7:30-8:30 p.m., Recital Hall

 
 
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