One Night In California

posted on January 24, 2020 by
One Night in California: Contemporary Nocturnes, Bakersfield Museum of Art. Exhibit postcard image of Pool at Night


Andrew Jackson, Chloe Wilson, Bryce Elisher, and Pam Carroll in a group show at Bakersfield Museum of Art.

We are thrilled to announce that two of YAC’s mentors, an alumnus, and a member of our Board have all been chosen to be part of this outstanding exhibition at Bakersfield Museum of Art. It’s a remarkable representation of YAC related artists. We just wish we could be there at the opening with them!

To see more of their work:






One Night in California: Contemporary Nocturnes 

January 30th, opening reception from 6-9pm

closes April 25

Bakersfield Museum of Art

Organized by BMoA and Winfield Gallery

Painting nocturnes is one adventurous way for an artist to experience the realm of the unknown: either something never seen before, or a familiar subject seen in an unfamiliar way. While searching for comparisons between light and dark, this work mystifies and intrigues the artist. Delving into the veiled night, the artist interprets each abstract element in the darkness, courageously embracing the shadows. Since the 19th century, nocturne painting has been explored and is especially relevant in California. One of the nation’s earliest examples of nocturnal work was produced by Charles Rollo Peters (1862-1928), a Monterey County resident, who specialized in mysterious nighttime paintings often of ruined adobes. Peters’ work established a tradition that has seamlessly aligned with the explorative and experimental nature of California. This exhibition, highlighting 25 artists, reconnoiters how contemporary California based artists have evolved within this historical tradition.

Artists include: Gale Antokal, Noah Buchanan, Squeak Carnwath, Warren Chang, Linda Christensen, James Doolin, Jessica Dunne, Bryce Elischer, Frank Galuszka, David Hines, Andrew Jackson, Andrea Johnson, Mari Kloeppel, Holly Lane, David Ligare, Trevor Meeker, David Molteni, Lauren Doolin McMillen, Jane Rosen, Sandra Rubin, Marc Trujillo, and Chloe Wilson.

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