A unique exhibition for art lovers is on display through Jan. 22, 2017 at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH). And while the exhibit is in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the British Pop music sound in America, the “British Invasion” exhibit could well be a nod to “Mod London”—the period of Twiggy, miniskirts, psychedelic prints and Nehru jackets—that briefly swept the Western world.
Some of the exhibiting artists grew up during that period.
The exhibit showcases works by 25 British artists who have relocated to California from their homeland. The display covers a wide career spectrum—from famed historically relevant artist David Hockney, to emerging artist Rhea O’Neill—the vibrant and stylistically varied work of the “expatriates” comprises the exhibit.
As seen in works such as Hockney’s “Pearblossom Highway,” many of the artists drew inspiration from the desert landscape of the Southwest United States, particularly the Antelope Valley. The exhibits will feature traditional disciplines such as painting, sculpture, and photography, as well as a conceptual installation by Nathaniel Mellors. There are films by Derek Boshier, and a selection from Hockney’s famous portfolio of still video portraits called “112 L.A. Visitors.”
In addition to Hockney, Boshier, O’Neill and Mellors, featured artists include: Trevor Norris, Siobhan McClure, Shiva Aliabadi, Sarah Danays, Roni Stretch, Philip Vaughn, Phil Argent, Max Presneill, Kate Savage, Jon Measures, Jeremy Kidd, Jane Callister, James Scott, Graham Moore, Gordon Senior, Eleanor Wood, Dave Smith, David Eddington, Colin Gray, Caroline Jones and Andrew Hall.
MOAH is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday. The museum is closed on Monday. For more details, visit www.lancastermoah.org or call (661) 723-6250.