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Lawndale Art Center

The Big Show 2017

Friday, Jul. 7, 2017 – Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017

the big show

The Big Show is an ambitious annual exhibition of new work by artists practicing within a 100-mile radius of Lawndale. This year, Lawndale was excited to welcome Toby Kamps, former Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Menil Collection and soon-to-be Director and Chief Curator of the Blaffer Art Museum, as juror. Kamps reviewed work by 549 artists – the most artists to submit their work in the history of The Big Show - and selected nearly 200 works for the exhibition.

Organizing Theme
It is a truism that life moves fast and that change is a constant. In the 21 st century, rates of change in our ecological, economic, and political lives are accelerating and increasing at breakneck speed. Even consciousness itself is under constant pressure as new technologies transfer images, messages, and memes from the screen to the mind at the speed of light.

Introducing the "Rate of Change" as its organizing principle, The Big Show 2017 seeks works of art addressing change - in its myriad forms - and made within the last change-filled year.

HOURS & ADMISSION

  • Wednesday, Noon - 6:00 pm
    Thursday, Noon - 8:00 pm
    Friday, Noon - 6:00 pm
    Saturday - Sunday, Noon - 5:00 pm
    Closed Monday & Tuesday

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Parking is available in the lot behind the building at the corner of Rosedale and Travis. Street parking is available in the neighborhood behind the center. Please observe parking signs.

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