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John Sturgeon's Videos
Showing at The Getty

The Getty's 40-year retrospective, California Video
Saturday, March 15th, 2008 //
The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA

Three of Professor John Sturgeon's 1974 videos are featured in California Video at The Getty Center in Los Angeles.

This exhibition reveals the variety of artistic experimentation that has occurred in the video medium throughout California over the last 40 years.

Drawing from mythology, astrology, and ritual, John Sturgeon employs symbolic systems within his videos to explore individual consciousness. Sturgeon crates his own language out of everyday elements, such as water or ice; yet in his poetic orchestration of video technology, he articulates the universal search for self knowledge. His work from the mid-1970's consists of tightly edited, multilayered imagery strongly influenced by Jungian psychology and dream analysis.

California Video
March 15, 2008 - June 8, 2008
The Getty Center
Los Angeles, CA