Tony Pinto | Modern History Opens October 12th at Coastline Community College

Tony Pinto | Modern History Opens October 12th at Coastline Community College

Tony Pinto | Modern History
Solo Exhibition

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Coastline Community College Art Gallery
1515 Monrovia Ave,
Newport Beach, CA 92663

Dates: October 12 to November 15, 2018
Opening reception: Friday, October 12, 6–8 pm

Tony Pinto will be speaking at the gallery as part of Coastline’s Lunchtime Lecture Series, Wednesday, October 17, 12:00 noon. Free.

 

Coastline Community College Art Gallery presents an insightful and intimate exhibition of Southern California artist Tony Pinto’s artwork from three decades in his inaugural solo exhibition at the gallery, entitled “Modern History.”

This exhibition explores a number of Pinto’s series throughout his artistic career, from graduate school through today, and highlights how classical antiquities have influenced and motivated the connecting concepts and stylistic tendencies that have created Pinto’s specific artistic style.

Through a series of artistic investigations, Pinto examines the humanity in art history and the importance of artistic techniques and traditions present throughout the entire canon of art history, from ancient Greece and Rome all the way through contemporary practices. With innovative use of appropriation, painting, drawing, photography, collage, technological play and conceptual exploration, Pinto’s work is a curious and cathartic adventure through personal and cultural experiences in art and art history.

Through this work, Pinto forces the viewer to look within and examine personal perspectives of the power of images, our own human history, and concepts such as identity, community and legacy.

Tony Pinto is an established artist, designer and educator currently living in Anaheim Hills, California. He received a BA from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and an MFA from California State University, Los Angeles. He currently teaches courses in design, painting, and art appreciation at Coastline Community College in Newport Beach, California State University, Fullerton, and Irvine Valley College, Irvine, CA. Pinto also exhibits his artwork on a regular basis. Recent group exhibitions include Text Me at the Museum of Design, Atlanta, GA (2017); Like Mark, Coastline Community College, Newport Beach, CA (2016) and MAS Attack 13, Torrance Art Museum, CA (2015).

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Kristine Schomaker is a new media and performance artist, painter and art historian living and working at the Brewery artist complex in Los Angeles. For over 14 years she has been working with various interdisciplinary art forms including online virtual worlds to explore identity and the hybridization of digital media with the physical world. Whether virtual or physical, the object-based work Kristine creates combines elements of color-based gestural abstraction, animation, pattern and design, neo-Baroque and Populence. Using installation, text, photography, mixed media, video and performance for her ongoing conceptual project My Life as an Avatar, she visualizes a narrative/dialogue with her virtual persona, Gracie Kendal. Kristine then documents her experiences on her blog. In 2012, exploring ideas of community, Kristine turned a local gallery into a modern day creation of Gertrude Stein’s salon of the 1920’s with a live mixed-reality dinner party merging the physical world with the online virtual world. Over the summer she also performed The Bald and the Beautiful in which she had her head shaved as a statement to challenge society’s standards of beauty. Currently, Kristine is working as an Artist-in-Residence through the Linden Endowment for the Arts creating an immersive virtual environment which she is planning to bring into the physical world via sculpture/public art work.

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