“Reading Los Angeles With Ed Ruscha” – A lecture by Cécile Whiting January 23, 2012Posted by ucisca in Faculty.
Tags: Artists' Books, Cecile Whiting, Ed Ruscha
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The UC Irvine Libraries Dept. of Special Collections and Archives invites you to a special lecture in support of our current exhibit, Sixteen Books by Ed Ruscha:
Professor Whiting will give a presentation on the early books of Los Angeles artist Ed Ruscha. Cécile Whiting (Ph.D. Art History, Stanford) has published and lectured extensively on art in Southern California in the post-war period. Her book Pop L.A.: Art and the City in the 1960s (U.C. Press, 2006) was awarded the 21st Eldredge Prize for outstanding scholarship in the field of American Art.
Following the lecture, Steve MacLeod, Public Services Librarian in Special Collections and Archives, will briefly show other examples from the Libraries’ Artists’ Books collection.
We encourage you to come early to explore the exhibit before the lecture, which is located just outside of Special Collections and Archives on the fifth floor of Langson. The lecture is open to all who are interested. The exhibit is open Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm through March 16.
For additional information contact: Steve MacLeod, firstname.lastname@example.org, (949) 824-4967.
Tags: Craig Kaufman, Ed Ruscha, Faculty '68, Jerry McMillan, Mason Williams, Richard Smith, Robert Irwin, Tony DeLap, Vija Celmins
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Los Angeles artist Jerry McMillan designed the catalog for the “Faculty ’68″ exhibition at the UCI Art Gallery in the spring 1968. McMillan was a childhood friend of artist Ed Ruscha and musician and song writer Mason Williams, growing up in Oklahoma City. After high school, the three friends drove to Los Angeles, following the iconic route 66 west. McMillan and Ruscha were roomates in an apartment in Hollywood while they attended Chouinard Art Institute. McMillan worked in advertising design initially, then moved to photography and “photosculpture.” He was the first photographer to have a one-person exhibition at the Pasadena Art Museum, in 1966. In 2004, he had solo exhibitions “Picturing Ed: Jerry McMillan’s photographs of Ed Ruscha, 1958-1972″ in Santa Monica and Cologne, Germany.
Faculty, ’68; [Exhibition] April 16 through May 5, 1968. http://antpac.lib.uci.edu/record=b1231651~S7