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The Lebowski Cycle at The OCC Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion – Opening night photos

Here are some photos from Saturday’s opening at the Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion. Thanks to everyone that came to the opening. It was quite a turnout. Thanks also to Eric Stoner for taking these photos of the evening. It was great to finally see all of these paintings in one room, and the pavilion is a perfect space for it. These shots really give a sense of the scale of the paintings, which is hard to communicate by listing the sizes on a posted image.

The show will be up for 6 weeks and I’ll be giving a gallery talk about the Lebowski Cycle at the Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion on Thursday, September 29th, from 7-10. More info on the show is here…

The Lebowski Cycle – Venus (After Titian)

Venus • Joe Forkan 2011, oil on linen, 72" x 50"

Here is another painting from The Lebowski Cycle. I was looking at Titian’s Venus of Urbino and Manet’s Olympia. I’ll be posting more on this soon.

Venus of Urbino • Titian 1538 Oil on canvas 119 cm × 165 cm (47" × 65") Uffizi, Florence

Olympia • Édouard Manet 1863 Oil on canvas 130.5 cm × 190 cm (51.4" × 74.8") Musée d'Orsay, Paris

The Lebowski Cycle at The Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA • Sept 10 – Oct 28, 2011

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 10th 6-10pm