Laguna museum’s festival commends art and nature

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The Laguna Art Museum will seek the skyline this end of the week for motivation when the Art and Nature celebration makes its seventh yearly return.

As opposed to custom, the current year’s charged piece by artist Yorgo Alexopoulos will be shown inside. The interactive media establishment is classified “360° Azimuth,” which Alexopoulos said alludes to the galactic term for the heading of a heavenly item as estimated clockwise from the spectator’s mindset line and genuine north.

“In astronomy, we measure things by arc distances and where on the azimuth you’re located. It’s almost like longitude and latitude — that’s what the idea is,” Alexopoulos said. “You’re sort of [looking] at nature, the horizon lines. You’re obviously looking out over the horizon line. It’s a big part in, thematically, what you’re looking at.”

The piece is made out of a two-channel projection synchronized to play on two distinct screens. The all out piece measures around 14 feet by 48 feet.

All film incorporated into the undertaking was aggregated crosswise over 25 years, Alexopoulos stated, and the soundtrack going with it is worked from a progression of recorded sounds with music. The piece likewise incorporates PC produced illustrations and covering shapes that “move” the task starting with one area then onto the next.

Alexopoulos said his experience as a artist was established in painting yet that he started to explore different avenues regarding advanced media following graduation from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

He included that his art “incubated” in his studio for about 10 years before he believed he made a leap forward when he concentrated on the idea of scene.

“There’s not very much interest in the location, but it’s more about what landscape symbolism does and how it’s affected us and how it’s constantly intertwined in our stories, in our religions, in our sensibility,” he said. “Starting off with how we as humans interact with landscape 30,000 years ago; it was something we didn’t understand.”

“[Humans] started to personify [nature],” Alexopoulos proceeded. “You would start to see how the stars became gods, how the sun became gods. The weather, inexplicably, would be associated with a metaphoric story.

“I started to think about all of that and decided the common thread in the work I was making using all of these different mediums was focusing in on landscape as a symbol.”

Alexopoulos said he doesn’t allot significance to his work and portrays it as “open-ended.” But he welcomes the translations of observers.

Alexopoulos’ establishment opens to the open Thursday with free confirmation from 6 to 9 p.m. Since it is in the historical center, the piece will be in plain view through Jan. 5.

Alexopoulos will be available Saturday to talk about the two his piece and his work on the loose.

Neighborhood galleries will open nature-themed shows during the month to month Art Walk on Thursday.

The Laguna Art Museum likewise is facilitating presentations for artists Thomas Hunt, Mildred Bryant Brooks and Laurie Brown.

“The theme of Art & Nature speaks particularly to the identity of Laguna Beach, which for over a hundred years has been a center for art, the appreciation of nature and environmental awareness,” Malcolm Warner, the historical center’s official chief, said in an announcement.

“In 1929, when the Laguna Beach Art Assn. built an art gallery to show and sell their work, they chose a commanding location on the coastline close to the natural wonders they loved to paint,” Warner said. “The present museum occupies the same site. There could be no more appropriate venue in which to explore the art-nature connection.”

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