On Saturday night, the greater Los Angeles area was very fortunate to host another show from Todd Schorr (featured) after his solo last year at Merry Karnowsky. After the legendary artist took a five year hiatus from exhibiting in the area, here is a second show, all in the span of one year.
The exhibition at the Otis College of Art and Design is a ten-year retrospective looking back at Todd’s illustrious career since his move to Los Angeles, and as such, featured many paintings, drawings, sculptures, and studies from the man many young artists today cite as an influence and inspiration for their work. It’s not hard to see why as you walk through the spacious gallery admiring the complex, detailed, and monumental works, all gathered in one location (see our coverage of his 30-year retrospective in San Jose last year).
Although billed as a retrospective, Todd brought two new paintings with him – “Atomic Holiday” (seen above) and “Fossil Fools” (seen after the jump), both turning a cynical eye on the destructive nature of man. In fact, the show title, “Designed for Extinction”, references exactly that, and is captured perfectly with a new image used on a limited edition t-shirt from Hurley available at the opening. Make sure you head out to check out this show at the Ben Maltz Gallery on campus before it closes in September and also plan to attend some of the associated events.
All the opening pics after the jump…