State of Mind: New California Art circa 1970

State of Mind:
New California Art circa 1970

October 9, 2011 – January 22, 2012

State of Mind: New California Art circa 1970 offers the first in-depth survey of Conceptual Art and related practices in Northern and Southern California. Organized as part of the Getty Foundation initiative Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980, State of Mind showcases more than 150 works that demonstrate the contributions of California artists in the development of Conceptual art and other new genres. Featuring installations, photographs, videos, artist’s books, and extensive performance documentation—many of which have rarely or never been seen—this exhibition elucidates this dynamic era and foreshadows the concerns of young artists working today.

Exhibition Tour Schedule:
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
February 29 – June 17, 2012

This exhibition was co-organized by the Orange County Museum of Art and the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and co-curated by Constance M. Lewallen, adjunct curator at BAM/PFA and Karen Moss, adjunct curator at OCMA.

Barbara T. Smith, Field Piece (installation view), 1968-72/2007; fiberglass resin blades, Ethafoam, wood, light bulbs, and electronics; Courtesy of the artist, Venice, California and The Box, Los Angeles, California. Photo: Bliss Photography.
State of Mind: New California Art circa 1970 (installation view), 2011-12; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA. Photo: Bliss Photography.
State of Mind: New California Art circa 1970 (installation view), 2011-12; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA. Photo: Bliss Photography.