Exhibitions

Wolfgang Paalen, Messengers from the Three Poles (detail), 1949, oil on canvas

 

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Current Exhibitions

Historical Exhibitions

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Moon Dancers: Yup’ik Masks and the Surrealists - Di Donna Galleries, New York, NY, April 27-June 29, 2018.

Excerpt from the galleries' website: "[This exhibition] celebrates the fertile creative intersection between 19th and early 20th century Yup’ik masks from the central Alaskan coast, and the Surrealists’ indefatigable quest for spiritual and artistic connections with pre-modern societies all over the world... The exhibition will feature works by Breton, Donati, Matta, Sage, and other artists including Max Ernst, Joan Miró, Victor Brauner, Yves Tanguy, André Masson, Wolfgang Paalen, Kurt Seligmann and Leonora Carrington to demonstrate remarkable connections between Surrealism and Yup’ik masks in terms of stylistic innovation, and an attachment to the mystical aspects of nature and notions of physical transformation."

Image: Leonora Carrington, The Breath and the Shadow, 1949. Lucid Art Foundation Collection.

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Ship of Dreams: Artists, Poets, and Visionaries of the S.S. Vallejo - Sonoma Valley Museum of Art (SVMA), April 28-June 10, 2018. Exhibition was a collaboration between SVMA and the Foundation. It was curated by Linda and David Keaton of SVMA and the exhibition publication edited by Fariba Bogzaran of the Lucid Art Foundation. The publication is available for purchase at the Foundation's page on Amazon.com here

Excerpt from the museum’s website: "Moored on the north side of Sausalito, California in 1949, the S.S. Vallejo became the dynamic home and cultural incubator for artists, musicians and literary luminaries such as Gordon Onslow Ford, Alan Watts, Jean Varda, Allen Ginsberg, Wolfgang Paalen and many others. This exhibition examines the contributions of the circle of S.S. Vallejo from 1949 to 1969 with important visual works of art by Onslow Ford, Varda, Paalen, Roberto Matta, Ruth Asawa, Lee Mullican, Fritz Rauh, Richard Bowman, J.B. Blunk and others."

Image: Gordon Onslow Ford, Forest Go Round, 1951. Gordon Onslow Ford Collection, Lucid Art Foundation.

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Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910–1950 - Philadelphia Museum of Art, October 25, 2016 - January 8, 2017.

Excerpt from the museum's website: "From the start of the Mexican Revolution in 1910 to the aftermath of World War II, artists and intellectuals in Mexico were at the center of a great debate about their country’s destiny. The exhibition tells the story of this exhilarating period through a remarkable range of images, from masterpieces by Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Frida Kahlo, and Rufino Tamayo to transfixing works by their contemporaries Dr. Atl, María Izquierdo, Roberto Montenegro, Carlos Mérida, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, and many others.

Image: Gordon Onslow Ford, Marriage (The), 1944. Private Collection.

I Had an Interesting French Artist to See Me This Summer: Emily Carr and Wolfgang Paalen in British Columbia - Vancouver Art Gallery,  July 1 to November 13, 2016; organized by Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Colin Browne. Excerpt from the gallery website: “This first pairing of the Modernist painters Wolfgang Paalen (1905–1959) and Emily Carr (1871–1945) will tell the story of how the artists met in Victoria, British Columbia, in 1939, and how the creative vision of each expanded in reaction to the majestic landscape of British Columbia and the monumental art of the Northwest Coast First Nations.”

Image: Wolfgang Paalen, Messengers from the Three Poles, 1949. Gordon Onslow Ford Collection, Lucid Art Foundation

In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States – Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), January 29–May 6, 2012; Musée national des beaux-arts, Quebec, June-September 2012; Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico, September 2012-January, 2013, organized by LACMA curator Ilene Susan Fort and Tere Arcq of Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico.

Image: Adaline Kent, Journey by Moon Lead, 1951. Gordon Onslow Ford Collection, Lucid Art Foundation

Threshold of A New Art - Artwork of the 1950’s: A selection from the Lucid Art Foundation Collection was an exhibition held at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco February 6-March 31, 2006. Curated by Fariba Bogzaran, the exhibition examined a particular period of the Bay Area’s cultural development in the 1950s using artwork from the collection of the Lucid Art Foundation. 

Image: Gordon Onslow Ford, Walking Woods, 1955. Gordon Onslow Ford Collection, Lucid Art Foundation

Matta: Centenario 11-11-11 – Cultural Center Palacio La Moneda, Santiago, Chile, November 11, 2011–February 2012. Approximately 100 of the most prestigious masterpieces of this universally recognized Chilean artist were on display at the Cultural Center Palacio La Moneda, the central landmark for the centennial celebrations of Roberto Matta.

Image: Matta, Drawing for Invasion of the Night, 1940. Gordon Onslow Ford Collection, Lucid Art Foundation

The Colour of My Dreams: The Surrealist Revolution in Art - Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, May 27-October 2, 2011. Excerpt from the gallery website: "Curated by Dawn Ades, internationally renowned expert on surrealist art, The Colour of My Dreams was shown exclusively at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Ades selected works of art that underscore the surrealists’ radical sense of experimentation and the expansive range of mediums in which they worked, including painting, sculpture, collage, photography and film."

Image: Wolfgang Paalen, Voyage Totemique, 1937. Gordon Onslow Ford Collection, Lucid Art Foundation

Drifts and Derivations. Experiences, Journeys and Morphologies - Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, May 5-August 23, 2010, curated by Lisette Lagnado and María Berríos. Excerpt from the museum website: "The premise for this exhibition consists in investigating some proposals for the urban centers of the future in Latin American cities, which have remained at the margins of official narratives in the so-called First World. Does this involve a return to thinking about digressions and the New Babylon by Constant (1920-2005) from new urban initiatives and projects that have not been built?" 

Image: Roberto Matta, Personnages and Automobile, 1938. Gordon Onslow Ford Collection, Lucid Art Foundation

Contemporary Exhibitions

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2017 Lucid Art Residency Exhibition  -  A group show of the artists in the Lucid Art Residency Exhibition held April 13-May 20, 2018, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station, California. This show included work made by the following 2017 artists-in-residence: Teresa Kalnoskas, Jo Margolis, Kathy Sirico, Rachelle Reichert, Grace Munakata, Petra Soesemann, Mary Robinson, Lawrence LaBianca, Mikey Kelly, and David Bailey.

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2016 Lucid Art Residency Exhibition  -  A group show of the artists in the Lucid Art Residency Exhibition held April 7-May 14, 2017, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station, California. This show included work made by the following 2016 artists-in-residence: Marya Krogstad, Michele Foyer, Tina Hejtmanek, Carolin Rechberg, Elizabeth Kellas, Victoria May, Einat Imber, Glenn Carter, and Zhiyuan Wang. 

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Bruno Blunk Show - An exhibition of Inverness artist Bruno Blunk (son of JB Blunk) held February 25-May 15, 2017, Lucid Art Foundation. This show was a retrospective of Blunk’s paintings and sculpture cosponsored by the estate of JB Blunk.

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2015 Lucid Art Residency Exhibition  -  A group show of 10 artists in the Lucid Art Residency Exhibition held April 1-May 8, 2016, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station, California. This show included work made by the following 2015 artists-in-residence: Mari Andrews, Sophio Dixon Dillo, Toni Gentilli, Kimberley D'Adamo Green, Brooke Holve, Theodora Varnay Jones, Patrick Keesey, Dorothy Nissen, Paolo Salvagione, and Denise Townsend. 

2014 Lucid Art Residency Exhibition - A group show of 10 artists in the Lucid Art Residency Exhibition held March 20-April 26, 2015, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station, California. This annual group exhibition included work made by the following 2014 artists-in-residence: Zen Du, Amy Ho, Jenifer Kent, Catherine Richardson, Chokyiosel Rinpoche, Babette Sange, Dimitra Skandali, Elizabeth Thorp, Katrien Vermeire, and Vera Ximenes.

2013 Lucid Art Residency Exhibition - A group show of 11 artists in the Lucid Art Residency 2012-2013 Exhibition held December 6, 2013-January 12, 2014, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station, California. This annual group exhibition included work made by the following 2012-2013 artists-in-residence: Jane Ingram Allen, Cindy Cleary, Jeanne Jesse, David King, Candace Loheed, Jacqueline Mallegni, t.c. moore, Airiel Mulvaney, Adrien Segal, Kari Stoltenberg, and Chelsea Wills.

Luminous Visions, Paintings by Jack Wright - An exhibition of Inverness artist, Jack Wright. Exhibition: October 2013-March 2014, Lucid Art Foundation. This show was a retrospective of Wright’s paintings and also included a sampling of sculpture and ceramics by his wife, Patty Wright.

Image: Jack Wright, Group of Five, 1984. Gordon Onslow Ford Collection, Lucid Art Foundation

 

Inner Landscapes, Al Longo - An exhibition of paintings by artist Al Longo. Exhibition: April 13-July 12, 2012, Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma California.

Errant Horizons, Catherine Richardson - An exhibition of paintings by artist Catherine Richardson. Exhibition: October 14 - January 12, 2012.

Image: Catherine Richardson, Agents of Dissolve, 2011.