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Our recommendations for December 2017
SUBLIME ABSTRACTION: The season-long exhibition at Heather James Fine Art in Palm Desert aims to connect emotionally and then transcend with works spanning from postwar (Helen Frankenthaler, Hans Hofmann, and Ad Reinhardt) to contemporary (Anish Kapoor and Mary Corse).
BOB VAN BREDA: The artist’s solo exhibition, Lost and Found, features discarded industrial and natural objects that he transformed into aesthetic forms at Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert.
WALK FOR ART: El Paseo Art Walk (Dec. 1) in Palm Desert features openings for Gabriela Aguilo (Ramey Fine Art), Tom Betts and Carolyn Reynolds (Dawson Cole Fine Art), Robert Bradshaw (Desert Art Collection), Siri Hollander (Coda Gallery), and Victor Hugo Zayas (Melissa Morgan Fine Art). The sixth annual La Quinta Artists Studio Tour is set for Dec. 3. Backstreet Art District (Dec. 6) in Palm Springs includes a book signing and reception for Lynn Doran at Maxson Art Studio and Gallery. And the Second Saturday Art Walk at Cathedral City’s Perez Road Art District (Dec. 9) includes shows at Colin Fisher Studios, Simeon Den Gallery, Colliding Worlds Fine Art Gallery, and more.
PACIFIC STANDARD TIME: The Getty-funded Pacific Standard Time exhibitions focusing on Latin American and Latino art in L.A continue at Palm Springs Art Museum (Kinesthesia: Latin American Kinetic Art, 1954-1969), the museum’s Architecture and Design Center (Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi: A Search for Living Architecture), and Sunnylands Center and Gardens (Carved Narrative: Los Hermanos Chávez Morado).
WOMEN BEHAVING BADLY … FOR GOOD: Coachella Valley History Museum’s year-long exhibition (through December 2018) celebrates the women, past and present, who braved the heat and dust in the forlorn desert outpost of the Coachella Valley in pursuit of a better life.