Astrid Preston

November 10, 2016 - January 12, 2017

"The Nature of Jungles"

East WestReception:
Saturday, November 19, 2016 (6 pm)

160 Overton Court
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (Driving Direction)
Tel: (805) 493-3697
Admission: FREE
Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10 am - 4 pm & Saturday 11 am - 3 pm

Artists such as Rousseau and Gauguin brought to life images of enticing beaches and lush jungles, the likes of which had never been seen by most European viewers. The subject was popularized, and remains today a symbol of the exotic and untouched by man. With mounting explorations and diminishing land through agriculture, a question is begged of how much longer the jungle can exist as the uncharted, the romantic. This exhibit compares contemporary perspectives on jungles and forests from around the world and the exoticism and mysticism related to densely populated areas–from the traditional flora and fauna in humid climates to concrete jungles in equivalent urban environments. Artists featured include Linda Chapman, Woojin Choi, Skylar Hughes, Ryuma Imai, Zachari Logan, Hiroshi Mori, Aaron Morse, and Astrid Preston.

A special thanks to our loan partners ACME. Los Angeles, Craig Krull Gallery, Gallery CLU, Gallery Fukuda, Niigata, Japan, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, Shima Entertainment & Art (S.E.A.), and Western Project.

This exhibit was made possible by the generous contributions of the Dibble Revocable Living Trust.

Image: Astrid Preston, East West, 2009, oil on eight canvases, 84 x 168 inches


July 9 - August 13, 2016

"Into Nature" Astrid Preston / Sasha Koozel Reibstein

Landscape Memories, 2016, oil on canvas, 60 x 80 inchesOpening:
July 9th, 2016 (5 pm - 8 pm)

7661 Girard Avenue, Suite 201
La Jolla, CA 92037 (Driving Direction)
Tel: (858) 459-3917
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm (Closed Sundays & Mondays)

R.B.Stevenson Gallery presents "Into Nature" featuring works by artist Astrid Preston and Sasha Koozel Reibstein. Together, they simultaneously expand nature and organic forms in their own personal singular styles. The exhibition will open on July 9 and will remain on view through August 13, 2016. Reception for the artist will be held on Saturday July 9, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

"Los Angeles painter Astrid Preston has long explored and invented new frontiers of an aesthetic naturalism, elegantly remaking urban and rural wildness into provocative, soul satisfying tapestries of life and parkland utopias. Her work has consistently taken technical and philosophical risks, achieved unique depth, and established Astrid Preston as one of America's most important contemporary landscape painters". Michael C. Tobias, Forbes.

Preston's work can be found in the permanent collections of the Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA., The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Malibu, CA., The McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX., Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA., Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV., UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA., Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, CA., Long Beach Museum, Long Beach, CA.
Opening 2016Opening 2016

June 2 - October 2, 2016

Mountain Path

"Et in Arcadia Ego"

New Museum Los Gatos
106 E. Main Street
Los Gatos, CA 95030 (Direction)
Tel: (408) 354-2646
Wednesday 1 pm - 5 pm
Thursday 11 am - 8 pm
Friday - Sunday 11 am - 5 pm
(Closed on Mon & Tue)


March 26 - August 7, 2016

Measure, Gesture, Form

"Measure, Gesture, Form"
Modern and Contemporary Drawings from a Recent Gift

1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205 (Direction)
Tel: (503) 226-2811
Hours: Tue, Wed, Sat, Sun 10 am - 5 pm
Thu, Fri 10 am - 8 pm (Closed on Mondays)
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The Museum celebrates recent acquisitions in Measure, Gesture, Form: Modern and Contemporary Drawings from a Recent Gift, an exhibition highlighting work from a major bequest of modern and contemporary art received in 2013. More than 200 drawings, paintings, sculptures, and prints came to the Museum from this donor’s collection; in the will, the collector requested anonymity, preferring to keep “the emphasis on the artwork and the artist, not the donor.”

"Measure, Gesture, Form"

Measure, Gesture, Form features a selection of American and European drawings—made with graphite, brush and ink, charcoal, and mixed media—dating from 1958 to 2008. 

Organized by the Portland Art Museum and co-curated by Mary Weaver Chapin, Ph.D., Curator of Prints and Drawings, and Sara Krajewski, The Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.The show highlights the use of grids and seriality in work by Sean Scully, Joe Goode, and Brice Marden; rich explorations of form by Bruce Conner and Christopher Wool; gestural drawings by sculptors David Smith and Anthony Caro; and figurative work by Martha Alf and Lucian Freud, among others. Measure, Gesture, Form showcases the dynamic role of drawing over the last 50 years and honors the sensitive eye and focused interests of the donor. The exhibition will be the first opportunity for museum visitors to see these important works.


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