Offramp Gallery = 1702 Lincoln Avenue = Pasadena, CA 91103 = 626.298.6931
BETTY ANN BROWN
Afternoons with June: Stories of June Wayne's Art & Life
READING & BOOK SIGNING
Sunday, March 25, 2012, 3pm
RSVP (so we know how many chairs to rent)
The event will be held in the garden (weather permitting, if not, we'll move indoors). Light refreshments will be available for purchase.
Offramp Gallery is pleased to present a reading and book signing with Art Historian Betty Ann Brown from her upcoming book, Afternoons With June: Stories About June Wayne's Art and Life. The event will be held on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 3pm in the garden (weather permitting, if not, we'll move indoors). Light refreshments will be available for purchase.
Afternoons with June traces June Wayne’s extraordinary life, beginning with her birth in Chicago to Russian Jewish immigrant parents; covering her first exhibition at the young age of 17, her travels to Mexico, as well as her time in the art worlds of New York and Paris; and culminating in her richly productive creative life in Los Angeles. We learn that she met Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Mexico, and befriended Pablo O’Higgins there. She knew and worked with Louise Bourgeois and Louise Nevelson in New York, and often had dinner with Man Ray in Paris. In Los Angeles, she exhibited and worked with everyone from Helen Lundeberg to Joseph Albers to Marcel
June Wayne and author Betty Ann Brown
Duchamp. And one night, at a dinner party for novelist Irving Stone, she wryly put Charlton Heston in his place.
Art historian Betty Brown mixes anecdotes about Wayne’s life—and her many famous friends—with analyses of her remarkably diverse artworks and rich historical research. The text is based on more than two years of interviews with the artist and wonderfully illustrated with photographs by Niku Kashef. Ruth Weisberg wrote the Introduction and Larry Workman, now Director of The June Wayne Collection, contributed the Afterword. The volume was beautifully designed by Ruth Ann Anderson.
Afternoons with June is published by Midmarch Arts Press and is available for purchase at Offramp Gallery.