Over the past 10 years, the Orange County Museum of Art has made it a mission to collect and showcase the works of cutting-edge artists. The current exhibit, New Art for a New Century: Contemporary Exhibitions, celebrates just that. The collection of works, which were created from 2000-10, shed light on myriad of artistic styles present in the 21st century.
On Sunday, in conjunction with the showcase, OCMA will hold a salon, "The Desktop Picture Plane." The culture-savvy art lovers of Orange County will have the opportunity to listen to Amanda Ross-Ho, Mark Flores and Carter Muller, three artists whose works are present in New Art for a New Century. The Los Angeles-based artists will engage in casual conversation with museum-goers, critics and curators, covering topics such as space, culture, and how to circumvent the image and the object.
The juxtaposition of the image and the object is ever-present in their pieces. Amanda Ross-Ho playfully questions the role of photography in "Peacock" by outlining the silhouette of a person, but instead of a body between the lines, there lies a stale grid.