Wednesday, June 20, 2012

"Blank Land" June 30th at the Torrance Art Museum

Oh Nancy presents, "Blank Land" at the Torrance Art Museum!

Opening on Saturday June 30th, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm

"Blank Land" is collaborative show exploring urban identity crises, sacrifice, and heroism through the lens of mythology and American values.

The show features the work of over fifty artists, including: Michelle Matson, Aili Schmeltz, Emily Link, Bill Dunlap, Brian Willmont, Jenny Morgan, Sam Gibbons, Catherine Phillips, Trent Call, Erin M Riley, Kenny Riches, Cara Despain, Todd Ryan White, Morganne Wakefield, Alex Demaria, Michael Ryan Handley, Jorge Rojas, Mary Toscano, Andrew Shaw, Courtney Moy, Annelie McKenzie, Jessamy Shay Kilcollins, Tina Linville, Nick Rodrigues Tory Fair, Bradford Hastings,Dana Costello, Alison layton, Abby Webster, Alex Tsocanos, Joe keinberger, Alan Betts, Peter Moulthrop, Natalie LaChall, Christopher Brown, Leslie Shershow, Daniel Szymanowski, Liz Miller, Vanessa Iryzk, Ashley Perez, Sri Whipple, Jared Lindsay Clark, Arthur Henderson, Nathan Wellman, Fionn McCabe, Katie James, Brian Butler, Tony Bevilacqua, Lyndsey Lesh, Robert Lorie, Corrie Siegel, TJ Nelson, Allison Barr and more.
Oh Nancy is an national art collective that provides a vehicle for artists -- presenting them with a narrative structure that facilitates collaboration and multiple-authorship. Using contradiction, symbolism, and coincidence histories are created and layered-- anchored in this narrative blueprint. The story is a mythical and satirical portrait of Americana that examines fanaticism and the complexities of the American hero. Artists respond to different facets of the story, organically building it along the way, each exhibition the latest chapter in an ever growing epic.

Oh Nancy was created and is directed by Arthur Henderson, Nathan Wellman and Fionn McCabe.

The "Blank Land" is also open for viewing on Tuesday, from 11:00am to 5:00pm
3320 Civic Center Drive 
Torrance, CA 90503 

Such amazing people involved and we just... couldn't help ourselves. Here is a preview of some of the latest work appearing in "Blank Land".

Erin M Riley's "Alone Again" 

Jenny Morgan's "Untitled, Claire"

Michelle Matson's "Permanent Nancy"

Sam Gibbson's "In the Garden with Nancy."

Michael Ryan Handley

Bill Dunlap's zealots

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