OCMA has a rich history of showcasing modern and contemproray art for more than five decades.
The Avant-Garde Collection traces the museum’s acquisitions highlights across five decades, with a specific focus on the evolving definition of avant-garde during that period.
Alien She is the first exhibition to examine the lasting impact of Riot Grrrl on artists and cultural producers working today. A pioneering punk feminist movement that emerged in the early 1990s, Riot Grrrl has had a pivotal influence, inspiring many around the world to pursue socially and politically progressive careers as artists, activists, authors, and educators.
Photo documentation of The Swan Tool, performance by Miranda July, 2001, photograph by David Nakamoto
Installation shot: Foreground: Ladies Sasquatch (2006-2010); Found textiles, taxidermy supplies, appliqué borg, styrofoam, wood. Recommended Reading (2010); Wallpaper of photocopied drawings. Both by Allyson Mitchell and courtesy of the artist and Katharine Mulherin Gallery, Toronto.
Fred Tomaselli (b. 1956, Santa Monica, CA) has developed a body of work with psychotropic properties; creating a pathway to altering and rearranging our perceptions of reality. Over the course of a career that begins in Orange County and spans three decades, Tomaselli has transformed his daily life experiences and many obsessions—gardening, birding, fly-fishing, recreational drugs—into mind-bending, consciousness-expanding paintings.
Fred Tomaselli, June 25, 2009, 2010, Gouache on printed watercolour paper, 8 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches, Courtesy of the Artist