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GOLDMINE Contemporary Works Exhibited In UAM Feb. 5-April 10

Published: February 1, 2011

GOLDMINE, contemporary works from the collection of Sirje and Michael Gold, will be exhibited in CSULB’s University Art Museum from Saturday, Feb. 5, through Sunday, April 10. In addition, there will be an opening reception on Feb. 5 from 6-8 p.m. and on Tuesday, Feb. 15 a Gallery Talk with the Golds will be held from 12:15-1 p.m.

The Golds have been collecting contemporary art for more than 25 years and UAM Director Christopher Scoates will curate this exhibition focused around these two prominent and innovative Los Angeles collectors.

Unlike many other L.A. collections, the Golds’ collection is a remarkable cross section of established, emerging, mid-career and undiscovered artists who have been working in the region. Their thoughtful selection of paintings, works on paper, photographs and sculpture represent an unprecedented look at the diversity of aesthetic threads and array of issues that characterize work being made in and around Los Angeles today.

The exhibition will showcase more than 100 works including those by artists Amy Adler, Kevin Appel, John Baldessari, Tanya Batura, Kim Dingle, Jim Drain, Sean Duffy, Brad Eberhard, Bart Exposito, Iva Gueorguieva, Salomon Huerta, Kurt Kauper, Martin Kersels, Charles Long, Anna Mendieta, Joel Morrison, Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, Bruce Nauman, Monique Prieto, Tony de los Reyes, Miguel Angel Rios, Ross Rudel, Ursula Von Rydingsvard, Linda Stark, Don Suggs and others.

Image credits: Domestic photographs of the home of Sirje and Michael Gold; Steve Roden, “transmission 11/60 (stellar regions)”, 2002. Photo by Benny Chan.