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Archive for March, 2011

March 23. 2011: Pato Hebert — Intermedia Artist

Posted on March 22, 2011 by School of Art

Patrick “Pato” Hebert is an intermedia artist, educator and cultural worker based in Los Angeles. His work explores the aesthetics, ethics and poetics of interconnectedness. His practice covers a range of media including photography, installation, sculpture, language, light, temporality and graphic design. Progressive praxis, spatial dynamics and the spirit of social topographies are also of particular interest. Hebert is the recipient of a 2010 Mid-Career Fellowship for Visual Artists from the California Community Foundation. The Rockefeller Foundation, the Creative Work Fund and the Durfee Foundation have also supported his work. Herbert currently teaches in the Photography and Imaging Department at Art Center College of Design. In 2008 he received the Excellence in Photographic Teaching Award from Center in Santa Fe, NM. He also serves as the Senior Education Associate with the Global Forum on MSM & HIV and at AIDS Project Los Angeles, where he develops design and publishing interventions as an innovative approach to HIV prevention.

March 16, 2011: Sirje & Michael Gold — Art Collectors

Posted on March 14, 2011 by School of Art

The Golds have been collecting art together since the early 1970s, and have acquired a sizable, museum worthy assortment that includes contemporary works by Charles Long, Ana Mendieta, Joel Morrison, Yoshitomo Nara, Steve Roden, Fred Tomaselli, and Kim Dingle. In addition to collecting, Michael Gold has also curated several exhibitions, including “Wives and Husbands” in 2005, and “Tree Service” in 2008, both for Domestic Setting, an alternative art space in Los Angeles. Sirje and Michael Gold curated the art auction segment of the annual fundraising event WIDE ANGLE in 2009 at the UAM. GOLDMINE, the exciting new UAM exhibition focuses around these two prominent and innovative Los Angeles collectors. Unlike many other LA collections, the Gold’s collection is a remarkable cross section of established, emerging, mid-career and undiscovered artists working in the region. Their thoughtful selection of paintings, works on paper, photographs and sculpture represent an unprecedented look at the diversity of aesthetic threads and array of issues that characterize work being made in and around Los Angeles today.

March 9, 2011: Joel Tauber — Installation Artist and Filmmaker

Posted on March 1, 2011 by School of Art

Joel Tauber received his MFA from Art Center College of Design and his BA from Yale University. His work has been featured in the 2004 and 2008 California Biennials, Orange County Museum of Art; in “No Matter. Failure and Art”, Kunstverein Hildesheim, Germany; in “Love is Like Oxygen”, W139, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Film Festivals include the San Francisco Documentary Festival, the Hartford International Film Festival, and the Downtown Film Festival – Los Angeles, where his movie, “Sick-Amour”, was awarded “Best Green Film.” Tauber won the 2007 Contemporary Collectors of Orange County Fellowship and the 2007-2008 CalArts / Alpert Ucross Residency Prize for Visual Arts. Tauber’s recent solo exhibition at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, “Pumping” is an investigation of the early history of trains in Los Angeles and that history’s intersection with water and oil resources. Throughout the project, Joel Tauber ponders the fragility and temporality of the city’s foundation.