- Fri, Nov 17, 2017 05:00 AM
415 Pacific Coast Hwy at Beach Coast Way
Latitude: 34.0244, Longitude: -118.512
Please join us at the opening reception for "Luchita Hurtado: Figures and Icons," an exhibition of historical works spanning from the 1940s until the 1990s by the Venezuela-born and Santa Monica-based artist. The show features a number of figurative works, including self-portraits cast in multiple styles and lights by Hurtado (b. 1920), and a number of works featuring iconographic imagery that has recurred throughout the artist's oeuvre. Hurtado's figurative works maintain sinewy lines that alternate between bold, dashing, and quick strokes, to more ambiguous and etched contours of otherworldly subjects, and also of her self. The artist’s pictures interweave the primordial and ancient with the spiritual and otherworldly, generating a distinctive and fluid mysticism that characterizes Hurtado's output. There are a number of works in the exhibition that reflect her non-dichotomous ideas about nature’s relationship to the body, such as the landscape painting that doubles as a self-portrait from 1981. Throughout her life Hurtado has developed this through compositional unions between figuration and abstraction that are distinctly her own. This and other works bespeak the artist’s concerns about the environment, within which humanity’s, and the human body’s, relationship to nature and landscape is inextricable, with one feeding into the other and with no separation between the two. The works in the exhibition overall are very personal, contextualizing the artist as always looking, and in that regard always working to expand her world, whether in her own home for many years on Mesa Road in Santa Monica canyon; in Taos, New Mexico, where she spent much of her time in the 1970s; or in the studio. The exhibition will be on view from November 16, 2017 through January 4, 2018. This exhibition was developed by Luchita Hurtado with the assistance of Ryan Good and Paul Soto. Special thanks to the Mullican family, Cole Root, and Brenna Ivanhoe. Image caption: LH/WOP 420/U, Luchita Hurtadountitled, c. 1975graphite on paper11 3/8 × 20 5/8 inches By registering for this program via this eventbrite page, you consent to receiving occasional email about Beach House events from beachhouse@smgov,net. You can unsubscribe, or change your preferences at any time using the “unsubscribe” or “manage preferences” links on these emails. Stop by early to save your seat and check out the historic site. Picnickers welcome (no pets, alcohol or glass permitted onsite.) Tickets are free but space is limited and reservations are required. Arrive by 15 min before start time to retain your reservation. Late seating, even for reservation-holders, is not guaranteed. To adjust or cancel your reservation for this event, email firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate your keeping in touch! Getting Here: The Beach House is located at 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA 90402 on the west side of Pacific Coast Highway. Enter off PCH at the Beach House Way traffic light. Parking: The parking rate is Apr - Oct: $12/day or $3/hour; Nov - Mar: $8/day or $3/hour, payable at the park and pay machines in three areas of the ACBH parking lot. Credit cards or exact change only. Handicapped placards and Senior Beach Permits are accepted. For other parking info and lot hours, please check the website for details. Other events: To view & make reservations for future free Beach=Culture events, check annenbergbeachhouse.com/beachculture. General Info: For hours, events and more, visit annenbergbeachhouse.com, or call (310) 458-4904. Back on the Beach Café hours are subject to change but are generally through 8pm in the summer and 3pm in the off season, call (310) 393-8282 to confirm.