This September, the Armory Center for the Arts launches its 20th Anniversary year with the exhibition Installations Inside/Out, curated by Jay Belloli and Sinéad Finnerty-Pyne. Paying tribute to its 20 years of exhibition history, the Armory commissioned 20 contemporary artists, all having previously created art for the organization, to make new site-specific works and installations both inside the Armory and at sites throughout Pasadena. Artists included in the show are Kim Abeles, Edgar Arceneaux, Deborah Aschheim, Daniel Buren, Carl Cheng, Seth Kaufman, Barry McGee, Michael C. McMillen, Carlos Mollura, Matthew Moore, Jane Mulfinger, Bruce Nauman, Rudy Perez, Sarah Perry, Ed Ruscha, Betye Saar, Barbara T. Smith, John Trevino, Pae White, and Mario Ybarra Jr.
The exhibition will be on view from September 20 through December 31, 2009 with an opening reception on Saturday, September 19, 6–9 p.m. A series of special events will be held in conjunction with the exhibition (more information below) and a limited edition publication documenting the exhibition will accompany this show.
Installations Inside/Out reflects the Armory Gallery’s long-standing goal of supporting contemporary Southern California artists, as well as the Gallery’s determination to bring art to the public in outdoor, nontraditional locations. Eight of the twenty installations will be installations or performances at off-site locations in Pasadena. These artists include Edgar Arceneaux, Daniel Buren, Barry McGee, Matthew Moore, Jane Mulfinger, Bruce Nauman, Rudy Perez, and Barbara T. Smith. Artists who are creating works inside Armory at 145 N. Raymond Avenue include Kim Abeles, Deborah Aschheim, Carl Cheng, Seth Kaufman, Michael C. McMillen, Carlos Mollura, Sarah Perry, Ed Ruscha, Betye Saar, John Trevino, Pae White, and Mario Ybarra Jr.