The Palm Springs Art Museum will present a wonderful exhibition during Connect 2012:
Backyard Oasis: The Swimming Pool in Sothern Californian Photography 1945-1982
Exhibition features compelling images from range of important photographers including
Slim Aarons, David Hockney, Herb Ritts, Edward Ruscha, and Julius Shulman.
The Palm Springs Art Museum is participating in the Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A., 1945-1982 regional initiative with Backyard Oasis, an examination of swimming pools in photographs from 1945 to 1982 as representations of the ideals and expectations associated with Southern California. The exhibition will contain approximately 140 framed works of archival photography and significant exhibition prints along with selected ephemera and film clips presented through DVDs on flat-screen monitors. Organized by Senior Curator Daniell Cornell, Backyard Oasis will trace the development of art and cultural history within the following thematic groups: California Architecture and Design, Hollywood and Celebrity Culture, Suburban Life, Bodies of Desire, and Conceptual Interventions.
The museum will be open during festival hours and your attendee badge will entitle you to free admission.
Credits for the photographs displayed:
-Herb Ritts, Richard Gere – Poolside, 1982, C-type print, Courtesy of the Herb Ritts Foundation, Los Angeles © Herb Ritts Foundation
-David Hockney, Steps Into Water (from Twenty Photographic Pictures), 1978, c-type print from edition of 80, Sonnabend Collection, New York © David Hockney; photo credit Richard Schmidt
-Bill Owens, He’s a typical Californian who doesn’t know how to relax, 1971/printed 2000, c-type print, Courtesy of PDNB Gallery, Dallas, TX © Bill Owens
-Bill Owens, We don’t have to conform, 1971/printed 2000, c-type print, Courtesy of PDNB Gallery, Dallas, TX © Bill Owens
-David Hockney, John St. Clair Swimming (from Twenty Photographic Pictures), 1972, c-type print from edition of 80, Sonnabend Collection, New York © David Hockney; photo credit Richard Schmidt
-David Hockney, Brian Los Angeles Sunday 21st March 1982, 1982, color Polaroid composite, Collection of David Hockney © David Hockney; photo credit Richard Schmidt
-Bill Owens, Hockney Painted This Pool, 1980, c-type print, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Bruce Berman and Nancy Berman © Bill Owens
-Lawrence Schiller, Marilyn Monroe, 1962/printed 2011, digital chromogenic print, Courtesy of Judith and Lawrence Schiller; Lawrence Schiller © Polaris Communications, Inc.