The Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery is an important resource for both students and the community, exposing visitors to a wide range of contemporary art. Our gallery has a culturally varied program of exhibits that range from California artists, to international exhibits, including the annual student and faculty shows. Providing a valuable teaching tool for the faculty as well as a forum for hosting guest speakers in the arts. It also gives students a first experience in exhibiting their own art.
The gallery is part of SMC’s long history of excellence in preparing students for careers in the visual and performing arts, whether it is for professions in the entertainment industry, fine arts, dance, theater, music or photography. Each of these departments has many gifted alumni that have gone on to successful careers in the arts.
Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery • Fall 2016
John M. Miller
John M. Miller was
born in Lebanon, PA in 1939. He received a BFA in 1967 from San Diego State
University in San Diego, CA and received his MFA from Claremont Graduate School
in Claremont, CA.
He has had numerous
solo exhibitions which include “John M. Miller: All Or Nothing (At All)” at
Diane Rosenstein in Los Angeles, CA; “John M. Miller: Yesterdays” and “Now
and Then” at Margo Leavin Gallery in Los Angeles, CA; “Path,” “Edit,” “Ritual”
and “Passage” at Patricia Faure Gallery in Santa Monica, CA along with
exhibitions at Fred Hoffman Gallery, Rico Mizuno Gallery, Watts Tower Art
Center and Broxton Gallery, among others.
exhibitions include “Summer Group Show” at Peter Blake Gallery in Laguna Beach,
CA; “California Abstract Painting: 1962-2012” at Nan Rae Gallery at Woodbury
University in Burbank, CA; “Edith Baumann, James Hayward, Scot Heywood, John M.
Miller, & Ed Moses” at Pete and Susan Barrett Art Gallery in Santa Monica,
CA; “Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974-1981” at The Geffen
Contemporary at MOCA; “Reading Standing Up” at Margo Leavin Gallery in Los
Angeles, CA; “A Little So Cal Abstraction” at Mandarin Gallery in Los Angeles;
“Driven to Abstraction: Southern California and the Non-Objective World
1950-1980” at Riverside Art Museum in Riverside, CA; “Oceans” at Western
Project in Culver City, CA; “Structure” at Patricia Faure Gallery in Santa
Monica, CA; “Departures: 11 Artists at the Getty” at the Getty Center in Los
Angeles, CA; “Starting with McLaughlin” at Patricia Faure Gallery in Santa
Monica, CA; “Selected Paintings and Works on Paper” at Modernism in San
Francisco, CA; “In Plain Sight: Abstract Paintings in Los Angeles” at Blue
Start Art Space in San Antonio, TX; “Percept/Image/Object” at Lannan Foundation
in Los Angeles, CA; “Changing Trends – Content and Style” in Los Angeles
Institute of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, CA and “Coming Unraveled: LAX
Biennial at Otis Gallery at the Otis School of Art and Design in Los Angeles,
CA, among others.
His work is included
in many permanent collections across the country including the Carnegie Museum
of Art, Pittsburgh, PA; Creative Artists Agency, Beverly Hills, CA; The J. Paul
Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Lannan Foundation, Los Angeles, CA; Los Angeles
County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX;
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; Museum of Art, San Diego, CA; San
Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA and San Jose Museum of Art,
San Jose, CA.
Miller has spent time
teaching at the University of California, Los Angeles and at the Minneapolis
College of Art and Design. He has also been the recipient of grants from the
Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation as well as fellowships with the National
Endowment for the Arts.
John M. Miller
currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.
By David Pagel, Professor of Art Theory &
History at Claremont Graduate University & Art Critic
David Pagel Lecture on John M. Miller Paintings
17, 3 - 4 pm in The Edye Second Space
Santa Monica College
Performing Arts Center
Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Collaboration is an exhibition of the work of 28 artists,
curated by Kirk Pedersen from the roster of visionaries published by his
imprint, ZERO+ Publishing. Running the gamut from street art to pop surrealism
to illustration to fine art—and sometimes blending genres in ways that defy
categorization entirely—this group of artists could hardly be more eclectic.
Yet they all share a passion for exploring other dimensions—uncharted
territories that are spatial and emotional, metaphorical and metaphysical. In
addition to an original artwork by each artist, the gallery will display a
number of unique artist-made deluxe box editions that have been created through
the collaborative rapport that gradually evolved between these artists and
Tue, October 25 – Sat, December 3
Lisa Adams, Jeff Alu, Chaz Bojorquez, Fatemeh Burnes, Roman Cho, Cryptik, Dabs Myla, Craig Deines, Eyeone-Raymundo T. Reynoso, Michael Falzone, Asad Fauwell, Blaine Fontana, Lawrence Gipe, Wendell Gladstone, Mercedes Helnwein, Andrew Hem, Yumiko Kayukawa, Augustine Kofie, Nathan Ota, Kirk Pedersen, Shark Toof, Jophen Stein, Edwin Ushiro, Sage Vaughn, Mark Dean Veca, Mark Whalen, Tatiana Wills & Tavar Zwacki “Above”.
Holiday Art Sale
Here’s your once-a-year chance to buy some truly unique works of art—prints, ceramics, jewelry, and more created by SMC art students—to keep for yourself or to give as gifts this holiday season.
Fri & Sat, December 9 & 10 | 10am-9pm |
Sun, December 11 | 12pm-6pm |
Barrett Art Gallery | SMC Performing Arts Center
An Invitation to Rome
Tue, January 10 – Sat, January 28
This exciting exhibition—curated by Marc Trujillo and featuring the works of Brian Booth Craig, Sean Cheetham, Hollis Dunlap, David Simon, and Marc Trujillo—represents several Rome Art Workshops participants with works created on site in Rome and drawn from the figure in the studio. The show is literallyyour invitation to come and join the artists next summer in Rome. Gallery talk by artists Brian Booth Craig, Sean Cheetham, Hollis Dunlap, David Simon, and Marc Trujillo on Saturday, January 14, at 5 p.m. Gallery reception on Saturday, January 14, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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