California Art Club artists reflect upon how the world was abruptly upended by the global COVID-19 lockdowns with the upcoming exhibition “2020 Hindsight,” on view through May 1 at Bird Dog Arts in Tejon Ranch, California.
The display spotlights shared experiences and personal silver linings as the 27 exhibiting artists reveal with their works the challenges faced and unexpected lessons learned as they adapted to a “new normal” for daily life.
“The California Art Club is thrilled to collaborate with Bird Dog Arts for the first time to present more than 30 thought-provoking paintings in ‘2020 Hindsight,’ allowing us to contemplate the many ways our lives have been altered – and even surprisingly enhanced – as we mark the two-year anniversary of the global lockdowns,” said Eire Hoke, Manager of Exhibitions for the historic art organization.
The collective works include panoramic vistas of unpeopled places, portraits of front-line heroes, still lifes of personal protective equipment, and images of other ubiquitous reminders of how individuals learned to cope and stay safe as the deadly virus circulated around the globe.
All the participating artists are members of the California Art Club and include Peter Adams, Rebecca Arguello, Ned Axthelm, Michael Bartlett, Nikita Budkov, Maura Carta, David Casterson, Warren Chang, Lynn Christopher, Bets Cole, Nancy Seamons Crookston, Michael Hill, Jeff Horn, Chuck Kovacic, Lawrence McAdams, Patricia McGeeney, Jim McVicker, David Michaels, Lisa Mozzini-McDill, Michael Obermeyer, Daniel Raminfard, Thomas Schaller, Alexey Steele, Kun Wang, Nina Warner, Durre Waseem, and Mason Williams.
The works are available for acquisition and a portion of the proceeds benefit the California Art Club’s educational programs. The exhibition may be viewed online at californiaartclub.org/2020hindsight.