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March 30, 2011 / Claremont Art Events

First Friday Claremont Village Art Walk and opening reception at OBJCT on April 1, 2011

This week it’s the First Friday Art Walk in Claremont. It starts around 6:00 pm and the weather is supposed to be gorgeous. There’s the added bonus that OBJCT – our lone contemporary art gallery in town – is having an opening reception this month. Here’s a shortened version of the invite that was delivered to my inbox today. See you there:

April 1 – May 1, 2011

OPENING RECEPTION
Friday April 1, 2011  6 – 9 PM
588 West First Street
Claremont, CA

The more advanced science gets, the closer it is to art. The more advanced art gets, the closer it is to science.

Richard Buckminster Fuller, one of the most influential architects, inventor, environmentalist and humanitarian of the last century, expressed in this way his belief in the dialogue between two principal domains capable of introducing artifacts (objects), creating visions and pushing boundaries of technology such are art and science further than ever.

Recently more attention to the ecological issues of today that Fuller anticipated more that 50 years ago when he coined the phrase ‘spaceship earth’ are inspiring both artists and designers to take responsibility for the fragility of the planet.

This juncture of Art and Technology with an increased awareness and urgency to address the issues that face our survival is at the crux of this exhibition.  Looking at the intersection of art and design through the lens of new technological advances has produced work that not only brings beauty into our lives but presents new ideals in how we traverse, experience and respond to the world around us.

Artists/Designers include:

R. Buckminster Fuller – Spaceship Earth

Campana Brothers – Brazil

Korban/Flaubert – Australia

Karim Rashid – NYC

Dustin Feider – LA

Matali Crasset – France

Claesson, Koivisto, Rune – Sweden

MIO – USA

Harry Allen – NYC

David Wade – LA

Michael Young – UK

FoxLin Architects with Houston Drum – LA

Senior Architecture Students at Cal Poly Pomona

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