The Valley Performing Arts Center Art Gallery is located on the Loge Level, north of the Great Hall. Exhibitions are open to ticket holders one hour prior to performances and during intermissions, and by appointment. For more information, contact Sally Adelblue at (818) 677-8800.
Cynthia Minet: Ox Pull Revisited
November 5 - December 31, 2015
Public Reception: Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 5-7 p.m.
In Ox Pull Revisited, Cynthia Minet presents a new installation in her Unsustainable Creatures series. Specially configured to the space in the Valley Performing Arts Center Gallery, the installation features two life-size illuminated sculptures of oxen made from recycled plastic materials and a large drawing. In Ox Pull, the two life-size oxen plow through a field com-posed of plastic bottles. Inspired by piles of kelp and detritus washed up on beaches by the tides, the installation features bottles and other materials attached to a plow made from a found piece of playground equipment. The glowing bottle-strands suggest both entrails and furrows simultaneously. The oxen, as surrogates for human experience, toil through this land-scape made from their same materials in an inescapable cycle of use, re-use and refuse. They are the antithesis of “green.”