Friday, June 11, 2010

Aron Wiesenfeld Retrospective at Bakersfield Museum of Art

Yesterday my friends and I took a trip up north. Destination, Bakersfield. Participants, Blogger Amanda Erlanson, Jack Muramatsu and Artist, Andrew Hem. It's about a 2 hour drive from Los Angeles. An IPhone with music and good conversations are drastically needed for such an occasion. While fighting heavy winds on the 99 fwy you have a panoramic view of landscapes with sporadic evidence of a California wildflower season ending. Our first stop... food!

After a drive like this we were all starving for lunch. This is Arizona Cafe. Yelp said it was 5 stars. We thought otherwise.

What I love best about these towns are the abandoned buildings. One local told me that this used to be a restaurant. It burned down.

Our main goal. It's Artist, Aron Wiesenfeld's first Museum Exhibition and it's a retrospective. Also, Aron is just 37 yrs old. The collection of artwork had been selected from his west coast collectors. They include 10 paintings, 6 drawings and 1 etching. Here are a few of my favorites...

If you are a fan of Aron's work, you should definitely drop by this show. It can be difficult to gather art for a retrospective. And since these are all from private collections, who knows if they will be displayed in public again. So check it out while you can!

"Aron Wiesenfeld: Drawings and Paintings"
June 10-August 22nd
at: Bakersfield Museum of Art
1930 R Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Phone 661.323.7219


Arabella said...

His stuff is so amazing and I've been such a fan, I wish I could come back to Cali for this!

JP said...
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JP said...

Love his work from the comics days all the way to now.

Melissa Kojima said...

Very cool trip and great art.