Laguna Art Museum’s Art & Nature serves a number of purposes: to provide a festival of art and ideas; to inspire artists; to find and develop connections between art and science; to raise awareness of environmental issues; to celebrate Laguna Beach as a center for the appreciation of art and nature.
Yorgo Alexopoulos is the museum’s commissioned artist for the seventh edition of Art & Nature. Alexopoulos creates paintings, time-based media artworks, and installations. He often synchronizes multiple monitors or projections in a dynamic ensemble to create an ever-changing, immersive spectacle. Using landscape symbolism as a point of departure, he combines Euclidean geometric shapes with a multiplicity of moving images, whether filmed, photographed, painted, or drawn, that unite representation and abstraction into a common aesthetic. An American-born artist of Greek descent, Alexopoulos graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and currently lives in Los Angeles.
At Laguna Art Museum his large-scale installation, 360° Azimuth, will feature a two-channel video projection with sound in which landscape symbols become metaphoric “characters” in an animistic meta-narrative where reality and constructs of our collective subconscious seem to co-exist peacefully. The exhibition opens with Art & Nature on November 7, 2019, and continues through January 5, 2020.
For information and related programs, visit lagunaartmuseum.org/art-nature.