Planned artworks include pieces by John Altoon, Charles Garabedian, Leo Krikorian, Paul Sarkisian, Sam Tchakalian and writer/poet William Saroyan, among others.
These artists are featured not only because they are California Armenian Americans, but precisely because of the vital role they played and some still continue to play in defining Californian art, both at the aesthetic and institutional level, in the second half of the 20th century. California Armenian Pacific Standard Time is part of Pacific Standard Time, an unprecedented collaboration, initiated by the Getty, which 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.
Garboushian Gallery’s California Armenian Pacific Standard Time exhibition attempts to chronicle the post-war history of Armenian American art making through an interconnection of these individuals-some well known, some lesser known-and the exceptional work they have produced.
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