Prolific artist Dave Pressler, known especially for his eye-catching robot characters, will be celebrated with a retrospective exhibit exploring his 20-year career at the Lancaster, CA Museum of Art History (MoAH) from August 4 to September 30. Dubbed “Idea to Object: The Art of Dave Pressler,” the show will open with a reception Saturday, Aug. 4 from 4-6 p.m.
The self-described “Blue Collar Artist” has been working for over two decades in every medium, including drawing, painting, sculpting, character design, stop-motion animation, animatronics, and even co-creating the Emmy-nominated Nickelodeon show Robot and Monster. “Idea to Object” will map out the narrative of Pressler’s career, divided into sections focusing on each different medium he’s worked in and how he made his ideas a reality.
“I don’t look at this exhibit as just a retrospective on all the work I’ve done,” says Pressler. “What I really want it to do is de-mystify the creative process and demonstrate to people that art is just doing the work to take the ideas in your head and bring them into the physical world. There is a way for you to create them for a living.”
“Pressler’s work appeals to audiences of all ages,” says Andi Campognone, Director of MoAH. “His work is a great example of the combination of strong contemporary concepts and expert craft, and we are so excited to exhibit his work for both the Lancaster and Greater LA communities.”