Critic to discuss works in CLU art exhibit

Run for show featuring Picasso, Warhol extended

Peter Frank is a curator for the Riverside Art Museum and has organized shows for institutions throughout the world.

Photo: Marlene Picard

(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Sept. 4, 2013) Art critic and curator Peter Frank will discuss the exhibit in California Lutheran University’s William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art during a free Tea and Talk from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21.

The exhibit, “Resonating Images II,” has been extended to run through Nov. 7.

The Tea and Talk will begin with refreshments. At 2:30 p.m., Frank will present an essay that explores the broad subject matter represented in the show and places the works, which were created from the mid-20th century to the present, within historical context. Following the presentation, he will answer questions about the artists, the exhibition and the art world.

“Resonating Images II” features works by modern and contemporary masters including Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Chuck Close and David Hockney along with Ernie Barnes, Sandow Birk, Fernando Botero, Rebecca Campbell, Rafael Coronel, James Doolin, DJ Hall, Constance Mallinson, Peter Milton, Larry Rivers, Doug Webb, Ruth Weisberg, Jerome Witkin and Robert Williams.

Frank is the former senior curator for the Riverside Art Museum and has organized shows for institutions throughout the world. The most notable among them was “19 Artists – Emergent Americans,” the 1981 Exxon National Exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City.

He is the associate editor of Fabrik magazine and an art critic for The Huffington Post. Born in 1950 in New York, he wrote art criticism for The Village Voice and The SoHo Weekly News before moving in 1988 to Los Angeles, where he was an art critic for Angeleno magazine and LA Weekly. He is a former editor of Visions Art Quarterly. He co-wrote the 1987 book “New, Used & Improved,” an overview of the New York art scene. He has written many monographs and catalogs for exhibitions. His cycle of poems, “The Travelogues,” was issued in 1982.

Frank has taught at many colleges including Columbia University’s School of the Arts, the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Laguna College of Art and Design, and he has lectured throughout North America and Europe.

The exhibit’s works are on loan from the California African American Museum, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, LA Louver Gallery, The Museum of Latin American Art and other Los Angeles institutions and galleries including artists’ studios.

The Rolland Gallery is located on the north side of Olsen Road between Campus Drive and Mountclef Boulevard on the Thousand Oaks campus. It is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 805-493-3697.