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Richard Jackson at OCMA

Happy March (what?) my friends! This past weekend was full of shenanigans . It started with an amazing dinner that took place INSIDE A BOOKSTORE!? Yes, the event was put together by the talented folks at RoomForty, a sort of “pop up” restaurant concept (and they do special event catering as well!). It was held at The Last Bookstore, an incredible bookstore that is located in Downtown Los Angeles. The table I sat at was arranged by the fabulous Lindsay, who also invited a few other blog buddies including Justina, Jessica, Satsuki, Dabito, Jennifer, Peggy, and Rick and his wife Bora. Good times, great food, and an equally amazing space.

Room Forty dinner at The Last Bookstore via happymundane.com
(photo courtesy of Rick Poon)

The next day, Dabito and Jennifer came down to visit in OC and we headed out to the monthly Irvine Flea Market. Afterwards, we had dim sum (YUM) and then decided to check out the Orange County Museum of Art to see the Richard Jackson retrospective. For those unfamiliar, Richard Jackson is an LA based artist who mixes painting, performance and sculpture. The current exhibition at OCMA is entitled “Ain’t Painting a Pain” and features new works, site specific wall paintings, crazy painting “machines” and room sized installations.

Richard Jackson exhibit at OCMA via happymundane.com

The three of us had a blast goofing around the spaces and marveling at the work. It kind of felt a little like that scene in Ferris Bueller’s Day off when they’re running around the museum.

Richard Jackson exhibit at OCMA via happymundane.com

Richard Jackson exhibit at OCMA via happymundane.com

Richard Jackson exhibit at OCMA via happymundane.com

Anyway, the show is fantastic. I was so inspired by his use of colors and irreverent spirit. If you’re down in OC, I highly recommend going to exhbition (and you can then swing by Fashion Island for a little shop stop since it’s right next door!) It is up through May 5th, 2012. More info here.



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