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Judy Chicago, “A Butterfly for Pomona,” 1/21/12, Merritt Field, Pomona College

Photo: Donald Woodman

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  • Judy Chicago, “A Butterfly for Pomona,” 1/21/12, Merritt Field, Pomona College

    Photo: Donald Woodman

  • Judy Chicago, “A Butterfly for Pomona,” 1/21/12, Merritt Field, Pomona College

    Photo: Donald Woodman

  • Judy Chicago, “A Butterfly for Pomona,” 1/21/12, Merritt Field, Pomona College

    Photo: Donald Woodman

  • Judy Chicago, “A Butterfly for Pomona,” 1/21/12, Merritt Field, Pomona College

    Photo: Donald Woodman

  • Judy Chicago, “A Butterfly for Pomona,” 1/21/12, Merritt Field, Pomona College

    Photo: Donald Woodman

  • Judy Chicago, “A Butterfly for Pomona,” 1/21/12, Merritt Field, Pomona College

    Photo: Donald Woodman

  • Judy Chicago, “A Butterfly for Pomona,” 1/21/12, Merritt Field, Pomona College

  • Judy Chicago, “A Butterfly for Pomona,” 1/21/12, Merritt Field, Pomona College

    Photo: Donald Woodman

  • Judy Chicago’s pyrotechnic performance A Butterfly for Oakland, 1974

    © Judy Chicago. Photo by Donald Woodman

A Butterfly for Pomona, by Judy Chicago

Saturday, January 21, 2012, 6:00 p.m.
Admission: Free; no reservations required.
Location: Pomona College, Merritt Football Field, 6th St & Amherst Ave., Claremont, CA 91711 Map

This new pyrotechnic performance by Judy Chicago is inspired by her 1970 Atmosphere performance at Pomona College. This new work returns to the series of environmental/performance works, called Atmospheres, that she staged around California between 1969 and 1974. These works combined commercial fireworks and road flares in ephemeral “paintings” of colored smoke that hovered and dissipated in air currents. Chicago explained the work as a way to soften and feminize the environment. These works may be seen as a bridge between earlier conceptual minimalist work and her later socio-political figurative work.

More performances at Pomona College, the same evening:

Also in Claremont

Opening reception for the exhibition Clay’s Tectonic Shift: John Mason, Ken Price and Peter Voulkos, 1956-1968
Scripps College, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, 251 East 11th Street, Claremont 91711
Saturday, January 21, 2012, 7:00–9:00 p.m., visit the Pacific Standard Time website for more information

Opening reception for the exhibition Liz Glynn: No Second Troy
Scripps College, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, 251 East 11th Street, Claremont 91711
Saturday, January 21, 2012, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public. Visit the Pitzer Gallery website for more information.