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Archive for November, 2014

December 3 – Rebecca Morris

Posted on November 20, 2014 by School of Art

Based in her hometown of Los Angeles, Rebecca Morris is an abstract painter of uncommon inventive powers.  Her large canvases incorporate drawn elements—linear gesture, repetitive line, intimations of depth—but in a distinctly painterly manner, with great sensitivity to facture and tonality.  Indeed, drawing has always been a significant part of Morris’s process; she periodically takes time out to execute a body of drawings, and these highly coloristic works refresh and inspire her painting.  Dazzling and often quite humorous, Morris’s drawings show her special manner of using formal means to prod and pry at other kinds of meaning, be they connotative, emotional, or literal.  Blocks of color, splatter, loose grids of varying line weight, washes and deft use of resist, occasional words and dates spelled in sweeping strokes – these are works that span available techniques and materials for potency and deliver the goods.  The paintings are utterly delicious, compiling fragments into a constellation or luring with the possibility of resolution, then holding out, like a dissonant last chord.

She received her BA from Smith College, her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and attended The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She is represented by Galerie Barbara Weiss (Berlin, Germany) and Corbett vs. Dempsey (Chicago). Her solo exhibitions include: The Bonnefanten Museum (The Netherlands); Kunsthalle Lingen (Germany); The Renaissance Society (Chicago); Galerie Barbara Weiss (Berlin); Corbett vs. Dempsey (Chicago); Harris Lieberman, (New York); The Santa Monica Museum of Art (Santa Monica).Group exhibitions include: The 2014 Whitney Biennial (New York); David Zwirner Gallery (New York); The Kunstmuseum St. Gallen (Switzerland); Friedrich Petzel (New York); The Hessel Art Museum (Annandale-on-Hudson, New York); The Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago); Night Gallery (Los Angeles); Gavin Brown’s Enterprise and Venus Over Manhattan (New York); Mitchell-Innes & Nash (New York); Midway Contemporary Art (Minneapolis); Participant Inc. (New York); Grieder Contemporary (Zurich); and Donald Young Gallery (Chicago).

November 19 – Stephanie Dotson

Posted on November 13, 2014 by School of Art

Stephanie Dotson’s works explore the language of materials in search of transformation, flip flopping in the intersections where the 2-d mark, sculpture and textile art meet. Stephanie Dotson has a strong interest in the multiple, recent work applies the multiple to the classic braided rug, creating a new, almost opposite narrative for the familiar subject matter. The rug work is an extension of the roots of her resin cast paintings, which are composed of illustrations of brush strokes reminiscent of film cell animation. Born and raised in the Midwest, she has an affinity for Americana and the significance art and craft materials from her childhood.

Stephanie Dotson received her MFA degree at the University of Georgia (Athens, GA) with highest distinction and her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute where she honed her methodology in intermedia studies. Solo exhibitions of her work have appeared at the Three Walls Gallery, Chicago; Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta; Vox populi Gallery, Philadelphia and the Christina Ray Gallery, New York. She has been an artist-in-residence at the Bemis Center, the Vermont Studio Center and the Atlantic Center for the Arts. When not in the studio, Dotson is a proud mom and Associate Professor of Printmaking at Santa Barbara City College.

CSULB Ceramics Professor Tony Marsh in solo exhibition at Hedge Gallery in San Francisco

Posted on November 7, 2014 by School of Art

CSULB Ceramics Professor Tony Marsh is having a solo exhibition at the Hedge Gallery in San Francisco. Entitled Color House, the show will run from November 6, 2014 through January 10, 2016. It will feature new ceramic work that features both architectural elements as well as basic forms of color that work together into a interesting hybrid. For more information, please click here.

November 12 – Charles Long

Posted on November 6, 2014 by School of Art

Charles Long is an internationally exhibited artist with over forty solo shows at such venues as SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico, Jarla Partilager, Berlin, The Contemporary in Austin, Austin Texas, the St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach; Sperone Gallery, Rome; London Projects, UK and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in NYC.

His work has been included in many significant museum exhibitions such as the 1997 and 2008 Biennials, Whitney Museum of American Art New York; Open Ends, The Museum of Modern Art; NYC. Performance Anxiety, MCA, Chicago; Happiness, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; Arte Contemporáneo Internaciona, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City; ART/MUSIC: rock, pop, and techno Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Almost Warm and Fuzzy, Des Moines Art Center, The Shape of Color: Excursions in Color Field Art, AGO/Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada; Gone Formalism, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA; The Uncertainty of Objects and Ideas, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.

He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, two NEA Grants, two Pollock-Krasner Grants and a Louis Comfort Tiffany grant. Long has taught at the California Institute of the Arts, Art Center College of Art and Design, Otis College of Art and Design and Harvard University.

Long’s sculptures have explored the abstract autonomous art object as a psychological investigation into the nature self and others and have been made from diverse media such as coffee grounds, rubber and hair from Abraham Lincoln. He has collaborated with pop musicians such as Stereolab, Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo and with the renown choreographer Merce Cunningham. Since his relocation from NYC to LA Long’s work has been inspired by the Los Angeles River which runs adjacent to his studio. Each year, after the furious flood season, a verdant and abundant growth of grasses, thickets, and trees emerges from the discarded office furniture, bedsprings, and shopping carts that get washed into the concrete channel providing a providing a dwelling for mallards, osprey, crayfish and heron. Captivated by the river and inspired by its unbiased intermingling of these elements, Long creates photographs, video and sculpture in and about the river and the myriad of imagery and meanings it offers.

Charles Long is represented by the Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, NYC, NY. For more information:

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