Carlos Grasso, 3 Major Events in June.
Saturday June 1: Opening reception of the “Actual Reality” Exhbit at the Museum of Ventura County from 6 to 8 pm.
A two men show shared with artist Peter Fox (assemblages). The show runs until August 17th.
“The cyber-world has its advantages, but what are we losing if the ease of entering the virtual world supplants what we know as the hard work of living an actual life?” – Peter Fox
Carlos Grasso’s luminous, vibrant shreddings and multi-colored assemblages along with Peter Fox’s often humorously concocted found objects wish to engage the viewers with analog appreciation of what can be seen and touched in real time.
Saturday June 8: Ojai Studio Artists (OSA) free “Mini-Tour” at his studio and four other OSA artists’ studios (Gayel Childress-Painter, Richard Franklin-Ceramist, Valerie Freeman-Sculptor and Nancy Whitman-Painter) from 10 am to 4 pm. He will be presenting his latest works of shreded canvases and abstracts plus artwork from all periods of his life.
For a map of the location of June’s Second Saturdays Tour, click here:
Sunday June 16: Interview and documentation of his life and carreer by the prestigious FOCUS ON THE MASTERS at the Museum of Ventura County from 3 to 4:30. An “After Glow Fundraising Dinner” will follow. To RSVP for one or both FOTM events please click here: https://focusonthemasters.com/spotlight-and-afterglow-rsvp/
Through a jury of peers, Focus on the Masters selects 8-10 artists each year for formal documentation. Each artist’s archive consists of extensive recorded oral histories, video taped interviews, a visual library, the collection of papers, publications, ephemera and photographs.