A Memoir of Water: Works by Young-il Ahn, The Milton Wichner Collection and Presence and Absence: Black and White are three exhibits at the Long Beach Museum of Art (LBMA) whose last day to be seen is this Sunday, April 12. The three exhibitions showcase California art and artists.
Don’t miss out on exploring the abstract, expressive works of Young-il Ahn, a contemporary artist whose journey lost at sea certainly influenced these seemingly simplistic, large-scale portraits of the ocean. The Milton Wichner Collection displays five colorful paintings by European modernist Alexej Jawlensky that have been on loan to the Getty Museum since 2011 and have since returned to LBMA.
Perhaps the most thought provoking exhibition is Presence and Absence: Black and White, which argues for the absence of of color, viewed as a distraction in this series of works. With artworks consisting of all black, all white or a contrast between the two, different shapes and patterns arise from each piece. This exploration of the Museum’s permanent collection through black and white paintings, as well as glass and ceramic media follow Seeing Red and Many Moods of Blue, two exhibitions also drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection.
LBMA is open Thursdays from 11:00AM to 8:00PM and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00AM to 5:00PM. For more information about the exhibits or LBMA, click here.
The LBMA is located at 2300 E. Ocean Blvd.