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"Nothing Heavy" a one night group show curated by Mario Vasquez, September 14, 2013, Pomona Packing Plant, Pomona, California

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Curator’s Statement

When I was invited to curate a show, I was not interested in doing an exhibit that was heavy on theory or a theme that was weighted in the milieu of the current art debate. I instead wanted to do a show that was casual and fit the laid-back approach to curating. I decided that the works would curate themselves. Thus the idea and concept of the title, “Nothing Heavy” came about.

As I began to do visit studios and choose the art, the title became a theme, and the art began to define the show. The title has a double meaning. Taken at its literal, “Nothing Heavy,” means the absence of weight; lightness or the absence of excess. The other meaning can describe casualness or the lifting of a burden. The artists of this show explore both the weight and lightness of various ideas and emotions. From the weight of nature and aggression (Andrew K. Thompson and Tamarind Rossetti), the emotional and physical states of being (Liz Nurenberg and Lisa Talbot), form and color (Jocel…

Jennifer West "Spirals, Salt, and The Pill" Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, California

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2013 California Pacific Triennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California

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California-Pacific Triennial 

32 artists from 15 countries around the globe to be included
Only ongoing exhibition in the Western Hemisphere devoted to art from the Pacific Rim

On view June 30 – November 17, 2013

NEWPORT BEACH, CA—The Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) today announced the
names of the 32 artists whose work will appear in the 2013 California-Pacific Triennial. Formerly
known as the California Biennial, this first iteration of the new format includes artists from 15
countries that border the Pacific Ocean; placing California art within a Pacific Rim context.
California’s geographical position on the Pacific Ocean has long enriched its cultural prominence,
and the demographics of the state are strongly linked to the diverse countries along the Pacific
Rim, which are producing some of the most innovative art today. The California-Pacific Triennial
is on view June 30 through November 17, 2013.

Despite the phenomenal economic and cultural growth of the Asian and Latin Ameri…