THE ARTS MUST GO ON
Jun 21 - Aug 16
Laura Korman Gallery is pleased to announce The Arts Must Go On, a group exhibition benefitting the Frostig Collection, running from June 21st-August 16th. This exhibition will also mark the final show for the gallery in this space - after two years at Bergamot Station, Laura Korman will be closing her gallery storefront to pursue new paths.
Fully devoted to continuing her active role in the arts, Korman will maintain an online presence for the gallery, work as a consultant for private clients, and act as a counselor for students interested in pursuing careers in the arts. Due to the continued success of the gallery’s representation of Washington DC-based artist Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Korman will be working in collaboration with Lia Skidmore of Skidmore Contemporary Art to maintain Tzu-Lan Mann’s presence at Bergamot Station.
The Arts Must Go On, is guest curated by Kate Stern of the Frostig Collection. The show will feature works by Larry Bell, Ed Moses, Charles Arnoldi, Alison Saar, Eric Johnson, Gary Baseman, David Buckingham, Kenton Nelson, Mike Stilkey, Ray Turner, Michael Kalish, and Brad Howe.
Conceived by Celia and Chris Piazza, The Frostig Collection launched an unprecedented concept - an ongoing series of works created by well-known California artists to benefit programs that aid children with learning disabilities, Asperger’s and High-Functioning Autism. Proceeds support the renowned Frostig Center’s Social Skills Program in Pasadena, CA. Frostig is recognized throughout the world as a leader in both research and education of students with learning disabilities.
With this exhibition, Laura Korman continues her family’s tradition of fundraising for the Frostig Center, as her late father Harvey Korman did before her. A comedy icon, Korman’s father remains a huge influence on his daughter, both professionally and personally. As a nod to the senior Korman, the title of this exhibition is a play on the Hollywood phrase, “the show must go on”, and perfectly sums up Laura’s determination to keep the arts alive and thriving in our city. As a native Angeleno raised in a creative environment, Laura understands the invaluable role that artists play in cultivating a vibrant society.