Fine Arts Gallery Exhibit: Don’t Touch the Art. Let the Art Touch You

March 6, 2017

Chair by Meg CourtneyMt. San Jacinto College Fine Arts Gallery Exhibit: Don’t Touch the Art. Let the Art Touch You

March 6 – April 13, 2017
10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday - Thursday
San Jacinto Campus Art Gallery, Bldg. 1400
1499 N. State St., 92583

The Mt. San Jacinto College Fine Arts Gallery is proud to announce its new exhibition Don't Touch The Art, Let The Art Touch You: Art on loan from the Knuth Collection and Art Book Study Library. John Knuth is the curator of the MSJC Fine Arts Gallery and has been collecting art and art books for the past twenty years. This show is a special opportunity to see diverse work by an international group of artists including Anders Brinch, Alexander Calder, Meg Courtney, Fritz Chesnut, Sarah Cromarty, Justin Hansch, Julian Hoeber, Cody Hudson, Daniel Johnston, James Krone, Rachel Mason, Ryan McIntosh, Jeffry Mitchell, Ry Rocklen, and Michael Smoler.   

Visitors to the gallery are invited to page through the large collection of Knuth's art books. These range from an Andy Warhol monograph, to a catalogue raisonne on John James Audubon, to one-of-a-kind Xeroxed punk zines. One of the paintings in the show depicts a comfortable arm chair placed within a verdant garden scene. Lush plants and buds look ready to flower and overgrow the sensible piece of furniture.  This painting can be seen as a metaphor for the entire show, in which we encourage visitors to make themselves comfortable at the art book study table and take in the paintings and sculptures surrounding them. Like the plants in Courtney’s painting, we hope that the artwork in the gallery space will bloom and grow around you. 

For more information contact John Knuth at 951-487-3585 or jknuth@msjc.edu