OXNARD, CA.- The Mullin Automotive Museum
has debuted a new fine art exhibit California Artists, which opened with its new Cars and Carriages exhibition. The show will run through the end of the year. The art show displays a diverse collection of paintings and photography by a variety of California artists from the past half century.
The show features works from Harold Cleworth, Art Reid, Charles Arnoldi, Ben Abril, Laddie John Dill, Bruce Cohen, Sigrid Burton, Larry Cohen, Jack Schultz, William Dorsey, Hank Pitcher, Peter Lodato and Dennis Leon.
California is an incredibly diverse state with a nearly infinite number of landscapes and vistas, each more beautiful than the last, said Museum Founder Peter Mullin. This great natural beauty has influenced an almost equally infinite number of Californian artists to create truly beautiful works of art. Were pleased to be able to display some of this incredible art, much of it having never been exhibited together before. Were truly looking forward to the chance to expose people to these spectacular artists and their unique vision.
The collection of artwork was previously displayed at Engine Company No. 28, an historic landmark firehouse in downtown Los Angeles that served as the headquarters for museum founder Peter Mullins firm, Mullin Consulting, from 1987 to 2006.
The themes and images of these works range but one place ties them togetherthe Golden State. Capturing Californias energy and vivacity leads to abstract, realistic and symbolic reflections on life all across the state. Whether the artists were working from the state, called it home or were inspired by it, appreciating the beauty of California art is universal.
The show represents a rare chance to see these artists work all in one space. It also tells a story that will offer spectators a unique perspective on what makes Californias artists so different and special. Set against the incredible backdrop that is the Mullin, it promises to be an unforgettable experience.