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Archive for February, 2016

Frenemies: Panel Discussion – March 1st, UT-108 5pm

Posted on February 29, 2016 by School of Art

Character-bags-e1437404092116The Frenemies Panel Discussion will address the questions raised by the intersection of art, fashion, and the non-profit museum, using the 2003 collaboration between Takashi Murakami and Louis Vuitton as the departure point.

Clarissa Esguerra 
is the Assistant Curator of Costume and Textiles at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Ms. Esguerra received her MS in Textiles, Merchandising, and Interiors from the University of Georgia in 2005; she wrote both undergraduate and masters thesis on menswear. At LACMA Ms. Esguerra has explored her interest in Historic Costume and is responsible for to cataloging, research, and exhibition development. She has worked on exhibitions including: Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail: 1700-1915 (2010) and the upcoming exhibition Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715-2015, opening April 10th.

Dr. Suzanne Hudson is an Associate Professor of Art History and Fine Arts at the University of Southern California. She received her PhD from Princeton University in 2006.  Dr. Hudson is an art historian and critic whose field of study includes Modern and Contemporary Art with an emphasis on abstraction. Her numerous publications have appeared in Flash Art, Art Journal, and October and she is a frequent contributor to Art Forum. Dr. Hudson has authored several books including: Robert Ryman: Used Paint (2009), Painting Now, published in 2015, and was co-editor of Contemporary Art: 1989-Present (2013). She will also be speaking about her work as part of the Visiting Artist Lecture Series on Tuesday, March 22nd.

Christopher Knight has been the Los Angeles Times Art Critic since 1989. He received his Masters Degree from the State University of New York and received an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from the Atlanta College of the Arts. Before working for the Los Angeles Times he was the assistant director of public information at Los Angeles County Museum of Art and a curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego. He was a three-time finalist for Pulitzer Prize in criticism in 1991, 2001, and 2007 and given the Frank Jewett Mather Award for art criticism in 1997 by College Arts Association. Mr. Knight has authored two books: Last Chance for Eden: Selected Art Criticism, 1979-1994 and Art of the Sixties and Seventies: The Panza Collection.

Andrew Lewicki is an artist who lives and works in Los Angles. Lewicki earned his BFA from Otis College of the Arts and Design, Los Angeles in 2007. He fashions familiar objects such as oranges, waffle makers, and gold metal bars from unexpected materials, upsetting our preconceived conceptions of the materiality and the use values we associate with common objects.

CSULB Ceramics Professor Jay Kvapil to have solo exhibition in Paris, France

Posted on February 29, 2016 by School of Art

ceramic vesselCSULB Ceramic Professor Jay Kvapil will be having a solo exhibition of new ceramic work at Gallerie Lefebvre & Fils, in Paris, France. Entitled Jay Kvapil // Luna. In addition, Prof. Kvapil was also accepted for The Residency at the Lefebvre studio in Versailles, France for summer 2017. The exhibition will run from March 30 through May 21, 2016.

Felicitations Professor Kvapil!

Simon Johnston – February 23rd – UT-108, 5pm

Posted on February 23, 2016 by School of Art

P1000613Born in Leamington Spa, England, Simon Johnston was educated at Bath Academy of Art in England and the School of Applied Arts in Basel, Switzerland. He worked at Conran Associates in London, designing projects for Olivetti and the Boiler House Project run by Stephen Bayley, which later became the Design Museum. in 1984 he founded 8vo studio with Mark Holt and Hamish Muir, and instigated and published Octavo Journal of Typography during this period he also taught at Ravensbourne College of Design. Relocating to California in 1989, he opened his own studio, Praxis, working primarily for clients in the arts and cultural field, and began teaching at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. More recent work has focused on design for print, in particular book work for museums and cultural institutions. His work has received numerous awards, including American Association of Museums design awards, Aiga top 50 books, Type Directors Club of New York, ID magazine annual design review, and the American Center for Design 100 show, and has been published in many design books.