All three floors of Laguna Art Museum will be chock-a-block with art from all mediums and eras when the museum opens three concurrent exhibitions on Sunday, preceded by a gala opening night preview party from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
The spring shows — "Extract: Developing Exhibitions Inspired by the Collection;" "Landscape and Figuration from the Collection;" and "Brad Coleman: Reproductions" — include minimalist modern art, impressionistic landscapes, Depression-era works, precisely rendered drawings and paintings and a rare showing of a sand installation by Laddie John Dill.
Each exhibit takes up one floor of the three-level museum, and each was curated by a different person. Museum director Bolton Colburn curated "Extract," culling works from the museum's permanent collection to make 12 "mini-exhibitions."
"I pulled out works from the collection that we want to work on for future exhibitions," Colburn said. The exhibition includes one room filled with works by mother and daughter artists Eleanor Colburn and Ruth Peabody, many of which depict mothers with children. In a different vein are Chris Wilder's humorous large works in the museum's main hall, including "White Monochrome Fur Painting," a huge piece consisting solely of white faux fur. Wilder's "Missing," a humorous take on a missing dog poster featuring Snoopy, is also included.