For the first time in its history, the Rubell Family Collection has dedicated its entire 45,000-square-foot museum space to a single exhibition. Red Eye: Los Angeles Artists from the Rubell Family Collection presents a cross section of the artwork produced in Los Angeles over the past 20 years by 36 L.A.-based artists. Among the artists presented are Doug Aitken, John Baldessari, Chris Burden, Mike Kelley, Barbara Kruger, Paul McCarthy, Catherine Opie, Charles Ray, and Jason Rhoades. Exhibition on view: December 4, 2006 – May 31, 2007. December 7 and 8, 2006.
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“The title Red Eye was born from conversations and debates on the overnight flights from the West to the East Coast, fondly referred to as the Red Eye by bleary-eyed travelers. In this case those travelers were Mera, Don and Jason Rubell. ‘Traveling back and forth to L.A. we were like voyeurs looking into that scene,’ explains Mera Rubell. ‘For us, L.A. is never a complete experience, but at best an imperfect exploration – a vision found from the outside.’ For the last 18 months, like modern explorers armed with a Global Positioning System, the family combed the breadth of the infamous L.A. sprawl, visiting studios, galleries and museums.”
‘We felt the work was compelling enough to dedicate the space to one complete exhibition,’ says Mark Coetzee, Director of RFC (Rubell Family Collection).” (PR Rubell Family Collection)