Human Natures

Highlights from MOAH's permanent collection

May 14 - August 21, 2022

Emily Maddigan "Untitled", 2020, Mixed Media, Taxidermy
Emily Maddigan "Untitled", 2020, Mixed Media, Taxidermy

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Slinkachu,"Deserted", 2006, Archival Ink on Photo Rag Paper
Slinkachu,"Deserted", 2006, Archival Ink on Photo Rag Paper

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Alvaro Naddeo, "Shoulder of Orion", 2021, Warercolor on Paper
Alvaro Naddeo, "Shoulder of Orion", 2021, Warercolor on Paper

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Emily Maddigan "Untitled", 2020, Mixed Media, Taxidermy
Emily Maddigan "Untitled", 2020, Mixed Media, Taxidermy

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Human Natures is the culmination of a decade’s worth of acquiring artworks for MOAH's permanent collection for public benefit. The artists of Human Natures represent the diversity of the Antelope Valley and a range of identities and perspectives. The various works throughout Human Natures reflect the dichotomy between humanity and the natural world. The human desire to differentiate oneself from nature is juxtaposed with the necessary and inevitable need to remain connected to the natural world. Viewers will find a multitude of media including painting, photography, assemblage, and sculptural works. In addition to the overall collecting effort, the exhibition features installations from our annual juried show, a program dedicated to acquiring artworks from local artists. As an institution, providing space and representation for the Antelope Valley is driven by the public's desire to see themselves reflected in art, serving as a metaphorical looking glass into the community and, ultimately, the viewer.


The artists featured in Human Natures are Jessicka Addams, Abel Alejandre, Alex Anderson, Judie Bamber, Sean Banister, Donna Bates, Kelly Berg, Lili Bernard, April Bey, Justin Bower, Lavialle Campbell, Rebecca Campbell, Kate Carvellas, Victoria Cassanova, Rob Clayton, Christian Clayton, Gisela Colon, Darryl Curran, Ann Diener, Julius Eastman, Ayin Es, Amir H. Fallah, Matthew Finley, Alex Garant, Leonard Greco, Mark Steven Greenfield, Iva Gueorguieva, Carla Jay Harris, Suda House, Lanise Howard, Louis Jacinto, Anthony James, Michael Jones, Sant Khalsa, Christine Kline, David Koeth, Scott Listfield, Stevie Love, Emily Maddigan, Randi Matushevitz, Dru McKenzie, Zara Monet Feeney, Alvaro Naddeo, Naida Osline, Paul Paiement, Alejandro Perez, Vicente Perez, Sarah Perry, Sheila Pinkel, Melanie Pullen, Osceola Refetoff, Melissa Reischman, Gustavo Rimada, Lezley Saar, Leigh Saldago, Slinkachu, Ali Smith, Alyson Souza, Katherine Stocking-Lopez, Coleen Sterritt, Roni Stretch, Jane Szabo, Linda Vallejo, Robert Von Sternberg, Melanie Walker, Nancy Webber, Cathy Weiss, and Manuel Zamudio.