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…And we like the Boom…

Boom. is an exhibition highlighting artworks of all media from current and recent MFA graduates from invited Southern California institutions. This group exhibition unabashedly forays its artistic output into the public sphere, displaying the fearlessness, bravado and sense of risk-taking that is unique to Southern California’s emergent art community. The academic setting of the region has been instrumental as a location for gestation and experimentation on both the part of the students and the faculty. The collaborative nature between graduate student and faculty serves to reflect the most recent practices, ideologies and concepts in art making of the region. Southern California has an illustrious history within contemporary art practices that has subsequently influenced the art community worldwide. In addition to the content of the show, the enthusiasm of the students to interact within a larger setting is revealed through their own participation, which required much dedicated self-organization.


Exhibition Dates: July 28 – August 18, 2011

Opening Reception: Thursday July 28th, 6-9 pm

Special Event: Downtown ArtWalk: Thursday August 11, Extended Hours: 6-9 pm

*Performance Schedule and Panel Discussion TBA.

Regular Hours: 12-5 pm Tuesday – Friday

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