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Archive for March, 2017

Victoria Fu – 5pm, April 4th, Carpenter Center

Posted on March 15, 2017 by School of Art

tumblr_o8vlo7UtrQ1qgzzhco1_500Victoria Fu is a visual artist who received her MFA from CalArts, MA in Art History/Museum Studies from University of Southern California, and BA from Stanford University. She attended the Whitney Independent Study Program and was in residence at Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in 2006. Her art installations have been exhibited in recent solos at Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; The Contemporary, Baltimore, MD; Simon Preston Gallery, New York, NY; and University Art Gallery at UC Irvine, CA. Recent group venues include the 2014 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA; 52nd New York Film Festival, New York, NY; IX Nicaragua Biennial, Managua, Nicaragua; among others. Fu is a 2013-14 Art Matters Foundation Grantee and 2015 Guggenheim Fellow. Fu lives and works in Los Angeles, and is represented by Simon Preston Gallery and Honor Fraser.

CSULB Animation Professor Aubry Mintz to appear on Turner Classic Movies

Posted on March 13, 2017 by School of Art

abry-ellen-TCMCSULB Animation Professor Aubry Mintz will be on the Turner Classic Movie network to showcase a festival of Rare Animation on Sunday, April 9th from 5-9pm. Alongside host Ben Mankiewicz,  Prof. Mintz and Ms. Ellen Besen will be guest presenters of National Film Board of Canada’s Animation films from the forties until the end of the nineties. “Norman MacLaren, Caroline Leaf and Richard Condie are just a few of the animators who’s greatest works will screened. Over the course of the last year, Aubry and Ellen viewed and researched many titles from the NFB archives to create this 4 hour package which includes the work of more than 30 directors working in a variety of techniques.” As Professor Mintz says, “In our research we found wonderful backstage stories for many of our films, more than could be covered in the interview sections of the evening itself… [but] Viewers can take advantage of this additional material – production anecdotes, thoughts on content, notes on historical context – we will be posting some of our favorite bits over the next few weeks on our Facebook page.” Please tune in and enjoy!

CSULB Graphic Design Professor Andrew Byrom lecturing at Helms Design Center, Los Angeles

Posted on March 7, 2017 by School of Art

Layout 1CSULB School of Art Professor Andrew Byrom will be presenting a lecture entitled “Designing and Making” on ‘maker culture’ and its relationship to contemporary design practice at the Helms Design Center, Los Angeles on Wednesday March 15th at 6.45pm. The lecture will be part of a larger program entitled “Designers are Not Makers,” sponsored by the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Los Angeles. As Professor Byron explains, “The growth we have witnessed in ‘maker’ culture has given us increased access to the tools and information needed to tinker, program, and build custom products and solutions. Manufacturing can now happen on a desktop as easily as in a home workshop. The benefits of stepping away from a computer to work with your hands continues to gain influence in business and culture. Yet, with all the focus on making, it is the designer who gets celebrated once the ‘making’ becomes mass production. As digital technology continues to insert itself into our daily lives, what is the role of the tactile? What is the importance of physical creation in a world of digital technology, virtual reality, 3D printing and rapid prototyping? And where does the act of designing stop, so the role of making can take over?” 

CSULB Prints Professor Roxanne Sexauer: exhibitions, awards, artist residency in Iceland

Posted on March 1, 2017 by School of Art

028%20high%20resCSULB Prints Professor Roxanne Sexier was part of an exhibition Ink and Clay 42, at the W.Keith & Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery, Cal Poly Pomona. Two of her relief prints (on top), respectively titled: “Black Pool,” and “The Bardo” won the Juror’s Choice Ink Award.  A third woodcut print, titled “Susurrus” was also exhibited in the exhibition.

Professor Sexauer also has been an artist-in-residence at the Skaftfell Center for Visual Art in Seydisfjordur, Iceland.  The theme of the residency was entitled “Printing Matter,” and it was organized by Danish Graphic Designer Ase Eg Jorgensen and held in conjunction with the Technical Museum of East Iceland, as an International exploration of artist’s books and book structures. The folded book structure (on bottom) is titled “Strandartindur,” and was created at the residency.

In April, Prof. Sexauer will be working at the Lily Press, in Rockville Maryland, a fine art printmaking atelier, owned and operated by master printer Susan Goldman. While there, she hopes to edition several relief prints based on various sketchbook images which explore pattern and chance operations.

Congratulations Professor Sexauer!

Sandeep Mukherjee – March 14, 5pm, Carpenter Center

Posted on March 1, 2017 by School of Art

b88d5d685a27b7261b19b1a9ffebb0a7For over a decade Sandeep Mukherjee‘s work has explored the notion of abstracting as a means to image a particular aspect of flowing matter. Working in painting, drawing and installation, the work has been process oriented and improvisational. Following multiple paths of inquiry such as imaging the performing body, subtracting the material body and enfolding the architectural body, the work continues to explore the relationship between process, affect and image. Mukherjee received an MFA from UCLA, and a BFA from Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles. His works are in numerous public collections, including those of MOCA, Los Angeles; MOMA, New York; LACMA; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi and the Jumex Collection, Mexico City.