Widely Lauded "It Happened at Pomona: Art at the Edge of Los Angeles 1969-1973" to End 24 Hours Per Day Run at Pomona College on Nov. 6
The Pomona College Museum of Art exhibition “It Happened at Pomona: Art at the Edge of Los Angeles 1969-73: Part 1: Hal Glicksman,” open 24 hours every day since Aug. 30, as Michael Asher’s contribution to the show, will end on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m.
Glowing reviews have been published in the Los Angeles Times, The Daily Beast, ARTnews, and ArtSlant. The Daily Beast named it one of its 15 top picks of Pacific Standard Time, the collaboration of more than 60 institutions across Southern California exploring how the California art scene became a major force in the art world.
The Pomona College exhibition includes the reconstruction of two dramatic large-scale installations originally presented at Pomona College in 1969-70. Tom Eatherton’s 1970 Rise, recreated in full, is a room-sized, immersive installation that creates perceptual effects with each viewer as he or she walks through a glowing and seemingly indeterminate, Ganzfeld-like space. Los Angeles Times reviewer Christopher Knight described being inside to “a gentle sensation of levitation.”
Lloyd Hamrol’s Situational Construction for Pomona also creates an immersive environment in which the viewer gazes through a window into a luminous, water-filled room that simulates an abstraction of a landscape at sunset. Similarly, Ron Cooper’s 1969 film Ball Drop documents in dramatic slow motion the shattering of a massive glass panel for Cooper’s 1969 Pomona installation, creating an abstraction of movement and allowing viewers to actually feel the movement of the image in their bodies. The show also includes formative works by Lewis Baltz, Judy Chicago, Ron Cooper and Robert Irwin.
“Claremont, California, is not exactly the kind of place that jumps to mind when considering cutting-edge centers of art production. Tucked into the far-eastern fringe of Los Angeles County, it is best known for its liberal-arts colleges and quaint downtown area. But for a time, beginning in the late 1960s, the city—specifically, Pomona College—was at the center of some highly experimental art making,” begins an Oct. 4 story about Pacific Standard Time in ARTnews.
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