Exhibit Will Run from October 4, 2019 – January 12, 2020
Long Beach, CA – The Long Beach Museum of Art (LBMA) is pleased to present the extraordinary hyper local work of Adam Harrison.
Living and working in Southern California, Adam Harrison has built a practice that redefines traditional methods of portraying a physical space on canvas. Harrison reimagines conventional landscape painting approaches with a unique amalgamation of working from memory and real-life observation.
By spending several months at one site, the artist himself becomes part of the landscape and the community he is working in. The canvas then begins to take the shape of a living journal, documenting not only the physical characteristics of specific places, but also Harrison’s impressions and experiences with them.
Place is Adam Harrison’s first institutional solo exhibition. The featured large-scale landscapes focus on locations in Long Beach and San Pedro and immerse viewers in the physical spaces explored by the artist.
LBMA Executive Director Ron Nelson stated: “I love that Adam integrates himself into a neighborhood while creating. This enables him to incorporate what he sees into artwork that resonates strongly with the city he inhabits. We’re pleased to present his work in his first museum exhibition.”
Long Beach has a rich history of nationally and globally successful artists who have left an indelible mark on the art world and LBMA has been a proud member of the Long Beach art scene for nearly 70 years. To see more of LBMA’s collection, visit the Museum’s website at lbma.org.
The Long Beach Museum of Art inspires passion for the contemporary arts in diverse audiences through exhibitions and collections, arts education, historic preservation and arts and cultural programming. The Museum is one of only six percent (6%) of American museums accredited by the American Association of Museums.
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