Talk / Conversation
Curatorial Roundtable | Echoes of Perception
Join Kevin Appel, professor and chair of Department of Art at UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts and Langson IMCA interim associate director; Kim Kanatani, Langson IMCA museum director; Curt Klebaum, consulting curator; Claudia Parducci, artist and trustee of the Peter Alexander Art Estate; and Bruce Richards, artist, for a lively conversation about their collaborative and generative approach to curating Echoes of Perception. They discuss their curatorial thesis and the manifold perspectives creating novel connections and conditions for viewers to experience and understand the works of contemporary artist Peter Alexander and California Impressionist painters in Langson IMCA’s collection.
This in-person program is free, open to all, and presented in conjunction with the opening day of the exhibition.
Advance registration is required as space is limited. Register here.
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DATE: Saturday, September 24, 2022
TIME: 2:30 – 4 pm (the interim museum will stay open until 4:30 pm)
LOCATION: Langson IMCA interim museum, 18881 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine
PARKING: Airport Tower parking garage
About the Speakers
Kevin Appel is an artist, professor, and chair of the Department of Art at UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts, where he teaches painting, interdisciplinary practice, and the history of Modern and Contemporary painting. He is also interim associate director at UCI Langson Institute and Museum of California Art. Appel’s work has been presented in solo exhibitions at Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA; Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY; Wilkinson Gallery, London, England; Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, among others. Group exhibitions include Endless House: Intersections of Art and Architecture, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; XL: Large-Scale Paintings from the Permanent Collection, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar, Poughkeepsie, NY; Drawing Now: Eight Propositions, The Museum of Modern Art, New York; 010101: Art in Technological Times, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; and Painting at the Edge of the World, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN.
Kim Kanatani is the inaugural museum director of UCI Jack and Shanaz Langson Institute and Museum of California Art where she spearheads the development of this new university and community asset that exhibits and collects an inclusive historic arc of modern and contemporary California Art. Kanatani comes to Langson IMCA from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City, where she served as deputy director and Gail Engelberg Director of Education since 2001. At the heart of her professional practice is collaborating with artists to develop new forms of public engagement programs that address important social values. She also coordinated programming with the international museums of the Guggenheim Foundation in Venice (Italy) and Bilbao (Spain) and was actively involved in the planning and development of the Foundation’s future museum in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. A native of Southern California, Kanatani was the director of education at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles before joining the Guggenheim.
Curt Klebaum, a native of Sacramento, is an independent arts worker/curator currently residing in Lone Pine, CA. After receiving a BFA from the University of Texas he worked for several art dealers, including Nicholas Wilder and James Corcoran in Los Angeles. He was director of Castelli, Feigen, Corcoran in New York where he worked with the estate of Joseph Cornell. In 1991 he started working in the studio of Los Angeles artist Peter Alexander and continued in that capacity until retiring in 2021.
Claudia Parducci was the life partner of Peter Alexander. An artist herself, Parducci has exhibited widely in the US and internationally. Her work is currently represented by Ochi Projects, Los Angeles. She exhibited recently with Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, Germany, and was a featured artist at the California Museum of Art, Thousand Oaks.
Bruce Richards is an artist living and working between Southern California and New York. Richards graduated with an MFA from University of California, Irvine in 1973. Richards has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, LACMA Graphics Arts Council, California Arts Council, among others. Richards’s work is held in the permanent collections of the Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts.
About Langson IMCA
Langson IMCA explores and celebrates artists and their capacity to develop new forms and ideas in response to the California experience. It collects, conserves, and generates scholarship for modern and contemporary art inspired by the State’s diverse societal, cultural, and natural environments. As an institution dedicated to becoming the epicenter of California Art, Langson IMCA presents programming that strives to provoke questions around an expansive understanding of art making inspired by the Golden State.