YUCCA VALLEY, CA — The Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s new Yucca Valley Visual & Performing Arts Center will present its fourth large arts exhibition entitled ABSOLUTELY ABSTRACT, opening with a special gala and public reception Saturday evening, February 2nd from 6-9 pm. Following the critically acclaimed success of its world premiere of THE PEARLY GATES COLLECTION exhibition, which featured fifty internationally renowned artists in a tribute to the late great curator Walter Hopps, this new exhibition is a survey of modernists’ traditions practiced by contemporary artists, touching upon the postmodern dialogue.
Within the exhibition are idiosyncratic artworks displaying a variety of expressive expanses, sharp edges, solid colors, geometric compositions, and poured or spray-painted surfaces. The process-oriented applications in many artworks are balanced with others that exhibit adept technique or masterful brushwork, resulting in a medley of emotive and visual surprises. The sculptures explore totemic forms shaped by pattern exhibiting a dependence on geometry.
ABSOLUTELY ABSTRACT features artworks from twenty-two esteemed and renowned abstract artists, including Blake Baxter, Luther Broome, Mads Christensen, Delos Van Earl, John Eden, Christopher Georgesco, Jimi Gleason, Kat Green, Emily Elisa Halpern, Yann Houri, Terrell James, William Loveless, David Mackenzie, Michael McCall, Hiroko Momii, Andy Moses, James O’Keefe, Jon Peterson, W.C. Richardson, Robin Rose, Yong Sin, and Robert Walker.
The Yucca Valley Visual & Performing Arts Center is located at 58325 Highway 62 in Yucca Valley, California, 92284. The gallery is open Thursday through Sunday from 1-6 pm, holidays excluded, and there is no admittance fee. All artworks in the ABSOLUTELY ABSTRACT exhibition will also be available for viewing and sale via its online gallery. More information on the new exhibition and the brand new visual and performing arts center may be found online at YVArts.org.
The Yucca Valley Visual & Performing Arts Center is a program and annex of Hi-Desert Cultural Center, a GuideStar “Gold Status” non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that serves as the regional visual and performing arts organization and arts agency for the communities of Joshua Tree National Park.
PHOTO CAPTION: Executive Curator Michael McCall begins to design the Yucca Valley Arts Center’s newest large exhibition, ABSOLUTELY ABSTRACT, opening with a gala public celebration February 2nd from 6-9pm.
ABOUT HI-DESERT CULTURAL CENTER
With its multi-venue performing and visual arts centers located in Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley, California, the Hi-Desert Cultural Center (HDCC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation (Federal Tax ID# 23-7425816) that has been serving as the regional performing and visual arts organization and arts agency for the gateway communities of Joshua Tree National Park for more than 50 years. The Cultural Center owns and operates its own performance venues and facilities and produces award-winning community and professional live theater, concerts, art exhibits and galleries, festivals, the Joshua Tree Philharmonic symphony orchestra, a master chorus, an artist residency for veterans, an extensive educational arts and technology academy program for youth and adults, and more. The Cultural Center is the largest and oldest non-profit arts organization in the region with several million dollars in assets, employing over 30 full-time and part-time employees, and with an annual budget exceeding half-a-million dollars. Having achieved GuideStar Gold status and recognized as an organization of artistic excellence by the National Endowment for the Arts, it instructs over 700 adults and youth weekly and operates a significant financial aid and scholarship program so that no children are turned away from programs due to their socioeconomic situation. Learn more at: www.hidesertculturalcenter.org