For art lovers in Southern California... Monterey Park's Vincent Price Art Museum is currently showcasing the work of five multi-tasking Angelenos in the exhibit Round the Clock: Chinese American Artists Working in Los Angeles, running through May 25.
These artists held down legit professional jobs and created collections of paintings, sketches, and photographs on the side, all while living through all the social changes Chinese Americans faced in the aftermath of World War II. More information:
'Round the Clock: Chinese American Artists Working in Los AngelesRound the Clock Is part of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980, a massive regional art initiative. If you're curious about the selection of this particular show, Huffington Post interviewed the curator, Sonia Mak. It's worth a read.
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'Round the Clock features five Chinese American artists, Tyrus Wong, Milton Quon, Jake Lee, George Chann, and John Kwok, who worked in Los Angeles as commercial artists, designers, and illustrators. They created art for award-winning films, magazine illustrations, advertisements, murals, portraits, and greeting cards. Each artist used his time off-the-clock to build a fine art career.
The exhibition explores the art and lives of these five Los Angeles-based artists through more than 100 works, including paintings, watercolors, preproduction sketches, drawings, sketchbooks, photographs, and film clips.
Exhibition-related programs include a Curator Walk-through on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. and a Panel Discussion (guests TBD) on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
A full-color, 85-page catalog featuring artist biographies and examples of their work will be available for $25.