Thursday, September 5
Free admission, no reservations required
The Conversation With… series brings artists and other creative minds to Laguna Art Museum to discuss their practice in a casual conversation with guests. The next participant in the series is Laguna Beach photographer Gina Genis, who will talk about her new book Everybody And Their Mother – Idyllwild, CA, Volume 1. Genis will also sign copies of the book, which will be available for purchase in the museum store. The evening will begin with a brief presentation by Genis, followed by the rare opportunity for museum visitors to engage with the artist in conversation.
Gina Genis is a photographer who exposes the trials of society through her work. Most recent themes include aging in America, invasion of privacy, man’s interaction with the environment, the collapse of the economy, and hoarding. Her project Economy Portraits, executed while Artist-In-Residence at the Huntington Beach Art Center, was awarded Best Art Show of 2011 by the OC Weekly. Genis’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, the Otto G. Richter Library, Hard Rock Casino, IBM, and the Sarah, and Adam Markman Collection, and has been featured on CNN, NBC, ABC, and the Press Enterprise, amongst others.
She is currently working on a long-term project called Everybody And Their Mother – Idyllwild, CA, which will take approximately 14 years to complete. The project’s first volume of environmental portraits was released on July 6, 2013. Genis is a graduate of Parsons School of Design in N.Y., and the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, L.A.
The museum is open for free from 5:00-9:00 p.m. the first Thursday of each month. OC Privilege will be spinning tunes in the museum lobby from 5:00-7:00 p.m., followed by the Conversation With… program at 7:00 p.m. Guests are encouraged to view the museum’s current exhibitions as well as participate in the Laguna Beach First Thursday Art Walk which takes place at area galleries from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Music provided by the museum’s generous media partner:
Source: Laguna Museum / Baret News Wire