Artificial Hatch

Artifishial Hatches: John White

June 6 – July 5, 2009

John White

Artifishial Hatches, a series of paintings by noted painter, sculptor and performance artist John M. White, will be on exhibition June 6 through July 5, 2009.

The agitated movement of insect hatches on free-flowing streams inspired the abstracted water landscapes, which are filled with the visual frenzy of activity and humor for which White’s work is known. A selection of recent drawings from White’s Mind Fields series is also featured.

White is considered a seminal figure in the development of performance art in California from the late 1960s through the late 1980s. Since that time, most of his attention has been refocused on his paintings, drawings, and installations. He is the recipient of three National Endowment for the Arts Grants, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art New Talent Award in 1971, CETA Grant and Djerassi Fellowship. White’s paintings and drawings are represented in permanent museum collections around the world, including the Smithsonian, the Guggenheim Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the La Foret Museum in Tokyo.