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John Eden - Roundels

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Tuesday, 25 October 2016 to Thursday, 8 December 2016
Opening: 
Saturday, 22 October 2016 - 2:00pm

John Eden enlisted in the Air Force out of high school and was assigned the lonely duty of guarding B-52 bombers loaded with atomic bombs. This experience left a life-long imprint that is reflected in his "Roundel Series," wall relief paintings of twenty and twenty-first century military aircraft insignias. As John says, "As I walked the line around those planes, I was struck by the dichotomy of their stealthy beauty. How they could be seen as instruments of great good and have the potential of great evil at the same time."

His Roundel Series discs are an outgrowth of his Air Force experiences as well his upbringing in Southern California’s car/surf cultures of the late Fifties and early Sixties.

 

Artist ( Description ): 

John Eden obtained his B.F.A. at San Francisco Art Institute using the G.I. Bill where he studied Filmmaking and in 1972 made a short 16mm film about acrobatic flying in a Glider.  At S.F.A.I., he also worked as an on-campus janitor to make ends meet and one of the rooms he cleaned contained Bay Area artist Jay DeFeo's monumental “Rose painting,” which is now in New York City at the Whitney Museum on permanent display. Seeing her amazing painting on a daily basis changed his life. He became interested in abstraction, “by just being around it, took one painting class and was hooked.”

In 1977 he received a California State Academic Fellowship (a full two-year scholarship to attend any University in California) and began studies at University of Southern California as a painter, where he received a MFA degree in 1981.

John Eden: www.johneden.org

Telephone: 
661-362-3612
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Artist Talk: Thursday, November 10th, 2:00 - 3:00pm

Venue ( Address ): 

College of the Canyons Art Gallery
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Mentry Hall
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
 

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“John Eden is an accomplished artist that has exhibited extensively in California, New York & Europe. In addition John spent his childhood in the Santa Clarita Valley and attended Hart High School. His childhood experiences and later military service have been formative influences for his work. The series “Roundels” resonate with these influences as well as the historic use of strong graphic symbols in warfare. These images can be viewed for their great craftsmanship, color and beauty and at the same time the symbolic attachment to war is chilling. This group of work is meant to be seen as a whole, or as one complete piece, and is displayed beautifully at the COC Art Gallery." Larry Hurst, Director, Art Gallery

“John Eden is an accomplished artist that has exhibited extensively in California, New York & Europe. In addition John spent his childhood in the Santa Clarita Valley and attended Hart High School. His childhood experiences and later military service have been formative influences for his work. The series “Roundels” resonate with these influences as well as the historic use of strong graphic symbols in warfare. These images can be viewed for their great craftsmanship, color and beauty and at the same time the symbolic attachment to war is chilling. This group of work is meant to be seen as a whole, or as one complete piece, and is displayed beautifully at the COC Art Gallery." Director, Art Gallery, Larry Hurst

“John Eden is an accomplished artist that has exhibited extensively in California, New York & Europe. In addition John spent his childhood in the Santa Clarita Valley and attended Hart High School. His childhood experiences and later military service have been formative influences for his work. The series “Roundels” resonate with these influences as well as the historic use of strong graphic symbols in warfare. These images can be viewed for their great craftsmanship, color and beauty and at the same time the symbolic attachment to war is chilling. This group of work is meant to be seen as a whole, or as one complete piece, and is displayed beautifully at the COC Art Gallery." Director, Art Gallery, Larry Hurst

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