Panel Discussion: General Opposition Party: The Relevance Of Painting In The 21st Century


The recent survey of Los Angeles modern and contemporary art known as Pacific Standard Time is seemingly creating a canon of what is “worth” talking about in LA. The survey is heavy handed in Conceptual works, complete with an elaborate performance festival that features spin-offs, reperformances, reprisals, and resurrections. In what may be an apologetic to Los Angeles’ relevance to the global art market, it has left many with the question, “what about painting?” What is the relevance of the history PST explores, to the reality of the contemporary scene?

General Opposition Party: The Relevance Of Painting In The 21st Century will explore the contemporary nature of painting in relationship to the institutional and commercial state of the medium. In reponse to the Torrance Art Museum exhibition, To Live and Paint in LA, The Center of the Universe exhibition at RAID Projects, (for which this event serves as the closing reception) and Pacific Standard Time, the panel, moderated by Jason Ramos will discuss how “value” is determining worth in the Los Angeles art community with regard to contemporary painting.

Panelists: Constance Mallinson, Christy Roberts, Chris Trueman, Josh Atlas, more TBD.

Moderator: Jason Ramos

Produced by Christy Roberts and RAID Projects

Sunday, February 26th
3pm – 5:30pm 
Free beer