Opening This Weekend: Redefining the Line
What a great summer to be a commercial artist. Entertainment Arts have been featured at the Laguna Art Museum since June. Orange County Museum of Art continues celebrating design with their 2009 Cinema Orange film series (This Thursday highlights graphic designer Milton Glaser of I “heart” NY fame). Finally, eleven international artists-graphic designers, interior designers, illustrators, art directors, animators, and textile designers-have been invited to participate in Redefining the Line: Art Nouveau and the Female Figure at the Main Art Gallery at Cal State Fullerton. Redefining the Line focuses on key elements inspiring commercial artists today: the organic shapes and curvilinear lines of art nouveau referenced by the participating artists as well as the female form, fashion, and bold embellishments. While similar styles and inspirations carry through each artwork, the media explored by each artist ranges from traditional painting and drawing methods to digital illustration and vinyl installation. It is the diversity in media, and unified presentation that successfully blurs any boundaries between fine art and commercial art. In fact, art nouveau is a topic in both modern art history classes and in the history of graphic design. Redefining the Line recognizes its impact in both genres. -Krystal
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 29, 5-8 pm.