Advance of the Rear Guard: Ceeje Gallery in the 1960s

Thursday, October 05, 2023
Saturday, March 09, 2024

Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery
ArtCenter College of Design
1700 Lida Street
Pasadena, CA 91103

ArtCenter Exhibitions is pleased to announce the first comprehensive survey of Ceeje Gallery, one of the most dynamically progressive galleries in 1960s Los Angeles.

Opening reception:

Thursday, October 5th, 5 – 8 p.m.

Ceeje Gallery was the dream-child of Cecil Hedrick and Jerry Jerome, a gay couple who in 1962 fell into the gallery business through interest in a group of young UCLA graduates that included Charles Garabedian, Eduardo Carrillo, Roberto Chavez and Louis Lunetta. Known for its inclusiveness, Ceeje represented artists from a variety of ethnicities and backgrounds. This exhibition of approximately 100 works by 33 artists fills a significant gap in knowledge about 1960s Los Angeles art.

Artists in the exhibition include:

  • Sam Amato
  • Les Biller
  • Ray Brown
  • Ed Carrillo
  • Marcel Cavalla
  • Roberto Chavez
  • Bert Cohen
  • Annita Delano
  • Elliot Elgart
  • Charles Garabedian
  • Aron Goldberg
  • Marvin Hardin
  • Herb Hazelton
  • Arleen Goldberg Hendler
  • Maxwell Hendler
  • Arthur Levine
  • Martin Lubner
  • Louis Lunetta
  • Joan Maffei
  • Barbara Morgan
  • Ed Newell
  • JoAnn López Peyton
  • Lance Richbourg
  • Sheila Ross
  • Ben Sakoguchi
  • Jan Stussy
  • Maxine Kim Stussy
  • Edmund Teske
  • James Urmston

Saturday, October 7, 2 p.m.

The Arrival of the Rear Guard: Ceeje Artists Speak

A panel with Les Biller, Maxwell Hendler, Lance Richbourg and curator Michael Duncan.

Los Angeles Times Media Center
ArtCenter College of Design
1700 Lida Street, Pasadena