Event Title
CHRISTINE OATMAN: STORIES OF INNOCENCE AND EXPERIENCE
Name Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
Address 1008 Wall St, La Jolla, California, 92037
City La Jolla
State CA
Zip 92037
Opening Hours Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00am-5:30pm Wednesday, 10:00am-8:30pm Closed Sunday, Monday
Location North County Coastal
Telephone 858-454-5872
Email lrossner@ljathenaeum.org.org
Web Site http://www.ljathenaeum.org
   
Contact Lidia Rossner  
Fee FREE
Reception Date 10-1-2020
Dates Starts On 11-1-2020   Ends On 7-3-2020
Opening Days
Opening Time 10:00
Event Description Making art for more than forty years, Christine Oatman has created work ranging from large-scale outdoor work and public art projects to intricate assemblages. Her upcoming exhibition at the Athenaeum is an installation that loosely replicates a 1950\'s elementary school classroom. Stories of Innocence and Experience comprises twelve tableaux as stand-ins for learning in an actual classroom. Each tableau contains mid-century children\'s books that have been altered with the addition of contemporary content. These altered books determine the thematic essence of each tableau. The body of work reflects Oartman’s private responses to topical issues through the lens of pedagogy, based on decades of teaching experience, as well as her classroom memories growing up in 1950s San Diego. The touchstone of this project is William Blake\'s Songs of Innocence and Experience which was written, etched, printed, and hand-colored by the artist in the late 18th-century.
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