The Pasadena Museum of California Art celebrates the pioneering ethos of California art and PMCA’s latest exhibit exemplifies the quintessential California spirit with Kat Hutter and Roger Lee’s artistic interpretation of the California landscape. Hutter and Lee have partnered together for Another California Day, a colorful mixed-media showcase that will give visitors a unique sensory experience.
The site-specific installation features both sculptural and painted elements evoking the spirit of the Southern California landscape with explosions of color and whimsical shapes reminiscent of the California’s elements. “Our life has taken us to the Midwest, the South, Pacific Northwest, High Sierras, and Northern California. Finally, we have landed happily back in Los Angeles,” say Kat Hutter and Rodger Lee in a joint statement. “Here, we have found the spirit of the California lifestyle, inspired by the oceans, the beaches, mountains and the vibrancy of the city to be a major sources of inspiration.”
Inspired by Southern California’s desert landscape, Lee’s abstract clay forms loosely represent the plant life—such as cacti and succulents—that is unique to the rugged Southern California desert, while Hutter’s organic murals and drawings call to mind the rich colors of California scenery. Hutter and Lee explain, “What we hope to recreate is an environment where we have found inspiration in the seductive beauty of the California landscape.”
Wed.-Sun., 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Tickets $0-$7. 490 E. Union St., Pasadena, CA 91101, 626.568.3665 or pmcaonline.org.