The California Monuments Consortium Lab
Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation
248 S Montgomery, Unit A
Ojai, CA 93023
September 10, 2022 - November 6, 2022
LAND is pleased to be a partner organization of The California Monuments Consortium alongside The Free Republic of California, Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation, and ESMoA. The California Monuments Consortium is a theoretical agency aimed to create communal, artistic and sustainable dialogues about statehood and monuments.
The Consortium’s first endeavor is the Ojai Consortium Lab at the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation which will act as a think tank, research archive, community sounding board and organizing platform. A range of events and panels will highlight the mission and its underpinnings, while offering stakeholders the chance to interact with the space, conduct research, take polls, draft surveys and create artistic expressions.
Over a three month period, the Consortium’s statement will grow with input from a range of artists and community members. The hope is that the findings of these three months of interaction will become a springboard to physical manifestations of the ideas found therein.
Physical components of the installation will include large scale vinyl installation in the windows, a library featuring an ever-growing selection of relevant books and maps of California, a communal workspace, as well as a community survey portal, an interactive area where visitors can reflect and envision.
The Lab opens Saturday, September 10, 2022 with a Community Town Hall and Public Reception, 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation 248 S Montgomery, Unit A, Ojai 93023. The lab runs through November 6th.
About the partners:
The Free Republic of California is an ongoing conceptual piece by artist Cole Sternberg, which plays with notions of statehood and freedom by offering a vision for a more enlightened nation through the guise of Californian secession. Sternberg coordinates a variety of strategies for a state’s rebirth: alternative history and identity established in a new flag, photographic documentation, and ephemera; a constitution, budget, peace agreements, and international conventions in support of the environment and human rights; and, a proposed future conjured through sculpture, performance and engagement.
ESMoA is an art laboratory located in El Segundo, California and it is run by artlab21 Foundation. Our mission is to Spread the Spark of Creativity through the display and education of visual arts. ESMoA functions as a catalyst for creative thinking offering unique Experiences. The Experiences – our word for exhibition/exhibit – present a variety of media, including sculpture, painting, works on paper, performances, and photography. ESMoA was founded in 2013 by Eva Sweeney, Brian Sweeney and Bernhard Zünkeler.
Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation is committed to supporting and advocating the arts and sciences. Current initiatives include awards for visual artists, as well as The Ojai Institute, an artist-residency program in Ojai, that extends the dialogue between artists and the public through exhibitions and programs. Currently based in Ojai, California, the organization, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 2015 by artists, family, and friends to celebrate the legacy of esteemed art patron and private art dealer Carolyn Glasoe Bailey
LAND’s 2022 exhibitions are made possible with lead support from the Offield Family Foundation and the Jerry and Terri Kohl Family Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Fran and Ray Stark Foundation, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Department of Arts and Culture, the LA Arts Recovery Fund, Wilhelm Family Foundation, and LAND’s Nomadic Council. Special thanks to Artist Sponsors Karen Hillenburg, Brenda Potter, Abby Pucker, Jay and Deanie Stein Foundation Trust, and the Poncher Family Foundation.
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