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Archive for September, 2009

September 30, 2009: Patti Oleon

Posted on September 30, 2009 by School of Art

“The rooms spoke to me about the passing of time, and that this moment is a moment frozen; I could be standing in the space where someone else stood, where someone else was once alive. I felt as if I were standing on a straight line in space with different points along it; time as a dimension, and this was one infinitesimal speck along that corridor. The frozen quality of the space was a frightening marker of passing time.” Patti Oleon is a nationally recognized artist whose success began as soon as she finished art school. Immediately after graduate school at UCLA, she received a Fulbright/DAAD Fellowship grant to study in Germany. She has also been the recipient of several other grants including the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, the Ingram Merrill Foundation Grant, the Ford Foundation Grant, and the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant. Oleon’s work has been exhibited at numerous venues including ACME. Los Angeles, Angles Gallery in Santa Monica, Modernism, Inc. in San Francisco, Carl Berg Gallery in Los Angeles, Kidder Smith in Boston, and San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art. Oleon received her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1978.

September 23, 2009: George Baker

Posted on September 23, 2009 by School of Art

George Baker is Associate Professor of Art History at UCLA, where he has taught modern and contemporary art and theory since 2003. A New York and Paris-based critic for Artforum magazine throughout the 1990s, he also works as an editor of the journal October and its publishing imprint October Books. Baker received his Ph.D. from Columbia University, and is a graduate of the art history program at Yale University and the Independent Study Program of the Whitney Museum of American Art. He has received, amongst others, an Andrew Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities, CASVA and Whiting Foundation fellowships, and a postdoctoral fellowship from the Getty Research Institute. Professor Baker is the author, most recently, of The Artwork Caught by the Tail: Francis Picabia and Dada in Paris (MIT Press, 2007), among other books. He has published essays on a variety of postmodern and contemporary artists including Robert Smithson, Robert Whitman, Anthony McCall, Louise Lawler, Andrea Fraser, Christian Philipp Müller, Tom Burr, Rachel Harrison, and Knut Åsdam.

September 16, 2009: Steve Roden

Posted on September 16, 2009 by School of Art

Steve Roden is a visual and sound artist from Los Angeles. His work includes painting, drawing, sculpture, film/video, sound installation, and performance. Roden’s working process uses various forms of specific notation (words, musical scores, maps, etc.) and translates them through self-invented systems into scores, which then influence the process of painting, drawing, sculpture, and sound composition. These scores, rigid in terms of their parameters and rules, are also full of holes for intuitive decisions and left turns. Roden has had numerous solo and group exhibitions internationally at such venues as Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects; Studio La Citta Gallery, Verona, Italy; Mercosur Biennial, Porto Alegre, Brazil; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Museum Of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and Museum Of Contemporary Art, EMST Athens. Roden received his MFA from Art Center College of Design in 1989 and his BFA from Otis College of Art and Design in 1986.

September 9, 2009: GLAMFA Panel Discussion

Posted on September 7, 2009 by School of Art

The Greater Los Angeles Master of Fine Arts exhibition (GLAMFA), organized by the Fine Arts Roundtable of California State University, Long Beach, is one of the largest student-conceived and student-organized art events in Southern California history. Now in its fifth year, GLAMFA is devoted to generating and maintaining an active dialogue amongst MFA degree candidates and recent graduates throughout Southern California. For this panel discussion, participants will discuss a range of topics including their individual practices, the history of GLAMFA and the MFA survey exhibition, the state of the MFA institution, the place of theory in art-making, the place of materiality in art-making, and what it means to be emerging into the contemporary art scene today. The discussion will be moderated by CSULB MA candidate and GLAMFA organizer Megan Hoetger. Panelists will include UCSD MFA candidates Micha Cárdenas and Elle Mehrmand; UCR MFA candidate Cameron Crone; CSULB MFA candidates Bryan Allen Moore and Kelly Nye; CSULB graduate and GLAMFA co-founder Jean Robison; recent UCLA graduate Eben Goff; recent CalArts graduate Joanne Mitchell; and recent UCI graduate Andrew Printer.