Speaking in Tongues: Wallace Berman and Robert Heinecken, 1961-1976
This landmark exhibition brings two seminal yet under-studied Los Angeles artists into close conversation for the very first time. Berman and Heinecken bridged modernist and emerging post-modernist trends by ushering in the use of photography as a key element of contemporary avant-garde art. Their works are explored within the unique cultural context of 1960s and 1970s Southern California, as it fueled and amplified their highly original creative approaches.
Speaking in Tongues: Wallace Berman and Robert Heinecken, 1961-1976 is part of Pacific Standard Time. This unprecedented collaboration, initiated by the Getty, brings together more than sixty cultural institutions from across Southern California for six months beginning October 2011 to tell the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene.
Claudia Bohn-Spector and Sam Mellon
Armory Center for the Arts
145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, California, 91103
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
10/2/2011 to 1/22/2012