Past Exhibitions

Disorderly Conduct: Recent Art in Tumultuous Times

Exhibition February 3 - May 25, 2008

Disorderly Conduct: Recent Art in Tumultuous Times features painting, video, and installation projects by local and international artists whose works reveals the political turbulence, cultural malaise and general instability of our tumultuous times. Including Pilar Albarracin, Karen Finley, Pearl C. Hsiung, Glenn Kaino, Mike Kelley, Martin Kersels, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Rodney McMillian, and Robin Rhode, these artists reference subjects such as war and terror, social and racial tension, urban and environmental disaster, psychological break-down, and criminal behavior in a range of mixed media and video installations. Using striking images and imposing structures, often imbued with surrealist absurdity and irony, they represent and perform this pervasive sense of global chaos and disorder. 

 Image credits:

Robin Rhode, Color Chart, 2004-06, digital animation, 4:50 minutes; Orange County Museum of Art; museum purchase with funds provided through prior gift of Lois Outerbridge. Image courtesy of the artist and Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York

Glenn Kaino, Learn To Win Or You Will Take Losing For Granted, 2005; found wood, wooden ammunition crates, cast bronze, chess board, edition 1 of 3; Promised gift of Paul and Lilly Merage to the Orange County Museum of Art

Daniel Joseph Martinez, The House that America Built, 2004; SmartSide, plywood, dimensional lumber, Martha Stewart Signature paint, four architectural blueprints; Collection of the Orange County Museum of Art; Museum purchase with funds provided through prior gift of Lois Outerbridge

Mike Kelley Gospel Rocket, 2005, mixed media installation; collection of Patricia Marshall.

 

Exhibition Credits

Disorderly Conduct is organized by the Orange County Museum of Art and curated by Karen Moss, curator of collections and director of education & public programs at OCMA and co-presented by the haudenschildGarage, La Jolla.

Funding

This exhibition and its public programs are cosponsored by the haudenschildGarage, La Jolla. Significant support is provided by Michael D. Ray.