Never before has it been so easy to instantly chronicle our precise whereabouts and capture such vividly hued images of our surroundings. Whether it’s practiced as a hobby, a diversion or as an artistic pursuit, recording the landscape around us might very well be the most pervasive and widely pursued creative genre.
As an Artist in Residence in Joshua Tree National Park, artist and designer Luke Matjas, professor of art at Cal State University Channel Islands, jumped with the chollas and communed with the bighorns. His work continues to address the flora, fauna and flotsam that can be found amidst California’s landscapes
Professor Matjas will share a series of creative and curious vignettes exploring the concept of a landscape renaissance, what contemporary artists must do to advance landscape practices and how the advent of the selfie stick has changed our understanding of the landscape in Revelations from Time Spent Lost in the Landscape, an engaging and informative artist talk that complements CMATO’s current exhibition, Landscape Through the Eyes of Abstraction.
350 W. Hillcrest Drive, 2nd Level
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360