“Finding Light” at the Ojai Valley Museum

Our Exhibit Chair, Richard Amend, says this about our upcoming exhibit:

Finding Light is a riff on Amanda Gorman’s Inaugural poem, The Hill We Climb.

A verse in the poem reads, “Where can we find light in this never-ending shade?”

Within that question is the seeking of hopefulness. Light offers multiple vessels of interpretation – enlightenment(as in spiritual), lightness of being, the historical moment of Light & Space, the painterly push/pull of light and shade, light at the end of the tunnel. and of course, turn left at the light. Also of consideration is the opposite posit of light, that of darkness.

How, in our studios, do we process thoughts such as these into form and expression?

Finding Light runs from August 20 through October 11, 2021.

The museum is monitoring conditions and we are hoping to have some type of reception as well as artist talks. Please subscribe to our newsletter for up-to-date information.