A collective formed through Torrance Art Museum FORUM program, Museum Adjacent is a group of like minded artists working tangential to, but outside of traditional art world institutions.
Featuring artists from all disciplines, Museum Adjacent is focused on forging their own path in an industry that marginalizes the unrepresented, or under-represented artist. The qualifications for coming together were simple; quality of work and ambition to share it.
Museum Adjacent presents their first group show at the gallery at Finishing Concepts. Each member will present work representative of their practice, highlighting both their collaborative efforts and distinct practices. This exhibition will serve as a preview show for their year-long project, a group exhibition at the Torrance Art Museum opening December 7th, 2019.
Adjacent, Adjacent: FORUM 2019
Adjacent, Adjacent is a reflection on relationships. It’s a phrase which considers the preoccupation with “making it” or surviving as an artist - figuring out where and how that relates to what is made. FORUM is a group that comes from various parts of greater Los Angeles County. At unique points on these orbits in art worlds, Adjacent, Adjacent collides at Torrance this December.
FORUM is an annual 10-month mentorship residency for emerging artists, curators, gallerists and writers who wish to build a career in contemporary art. This empowering program is designed as a practical guide to navigating the art world via Q&A sessions with successful professionals (artists, curators, critics and gallerists), culminating with an exhibition in Gallery Two of the Torrance Art Museum, with the program’s participants.
The FORUM 2019 participants are: Henderson Blumer, Leslie Foster, Kim Garcia, Sharon Levy, Kim Marra, Hagop Najarian, Larissa Nickel, Dakota Noot, Amoral Poem- Devion Law & Joshua Ross, Molly Schulman, Christina Shurts, Josh Vasquez, and Surge Witrön.
I’m proud to be participating as a curator and artist in this Torrance Art Museum’s FORUM 2019. Can’t wait to see you there.