Among the three striking and fabulously dissimilar shows opening this weekend at the PMCA on Union between Oakland and Los Robles is a pen-and-ink filled room from the Los Angeles collective Sumi, in which many artists young and old get together to create black and white drawings. This China surfer is on the wall there now.
The big show is the Millard Sheets retrospective on his early years, perfectly timed, with the iconic California school artist and Pomona native back in the news now — and on our front pages — because of the Rose Parade mural we’re all trying to get back to Pasadena.
Then, in the back room, another great collective effort, The Ulysses Guide to the L.A. River, with fabulous paintings and prints and a recreation of the experience of the natural/unnatural resource as projections and eerie train sounds will make you feel as if you are down in the concrete riverbed with the graffiti, the mosquito fish and the egrets.
Big opening this Saturday night Saturday, February 13, 7- 9 p.m.
Free for PMCA embers
RSVP: 626-568-3665, ext. 14.
Otherwise PMCA is open Wed-Sun, noon to 5.