May 27 – June 30, 2018
Opening reception: Sunday, May 27, 2018
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
When Judy Chicago moved on to the overtly feminist installations for which she became known, young Cal-Arts graduate student Richard Amend happily occupied the on-campus spray booth installed for her use. The resulting rear-painted plexiglass abstractions were included in the 1971 Cal-Arts exhibition curated by Chicago, DeWain Valentine and Doug Edge pointedly titled, The Last Plastics Show. Several of Amend’s period pieces are presented in the entry gallery of As Is in conjunction with the main exhibition, Jim Starrett: Drawings, 1979 to 2010.