Today I went to oceanside Museum of Art.
They had several different exhibitions going on, but the ones that ecspecially caught my eye was Pablo Mason’s “My sister’s voice”.
These were a series of 40 portait photograpies of women in all variations of skincolors. Within this exhibition there are largescale black & white photos of a culturally diverse group of females who participate in society at all levels. Their age is between 18 and 92, and are showing the courage, wisdom and value of women of all ages. With each of the videos are a 3 minute long documentary that is telling each womens story.
One of the other artists that caught my attention at the museum, was Neil Shigley, and his exhibition “Invisible people”. He is trying to tell the story of the homeless in this city trough his photos. He has documented a group of “hidden and forgotten” people. Through the presented largescale block prints and graphit on paper works he captures the incredible caracter that life on the street has given these persons. The pictures show great strength and vulnerbility. They are very “humane”, as he has brought this people out into the light and shows their beauty to the rest of the world.
Last but not least I also saw the “Naked” exhibition, by Sandra & Bram Dijkstra.
This one showed me a lot of portaits on naked women. The techniques that had been used was very different, some were in color, some in black/white, and some was a mixture of both. This exhibition explores the female figure through the eyes and work of over 45 artists working either with oil, water color, pencils, charcoal or photograpy.
I found all of these artists work very interesting, and i will definetly go back after christmas, as they are having some new and very exiting exhibitons at that point.
I went out to see an exhibition at the Museum of Photographic Art, in Balboa Park. The exhibition at the time was called “After Ansel Adams”, and was divided into two smaller parts.
“Aperture Mix” & “After Ansel Adams”.
Ansel Adams’ work is continuing to inspire and amaze contemporary photographers of today. The “After Ansel Adams” exhibition at MOPA, presented a selection of original photos by Ansel Adams that show the intense beauty of national parks of Western-America, alongside the work of nine of todays modern photographers who have photographed in the very same surroundings.
In the fall of 2008, Adams had an exhibition in Bergen museum of art, (Norway – where i am from), showing over 70 of his pictures.
He also invented a “zone system”. This is a technique that allows photographers translate natural lighting onto specific denominations on the negatives or paper. The pictures taken between 1921 and 1968 was all shot with a large format camera on a tripod, which was his favorite way of working.
All in all, this was a nice experience, and I would absouloutely recommend others to go too.
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