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Archive for April, 2017



Julian Hoeber – 5pm, May 2nd, Carpenter Center

Posted on April 20, 2017 by School of Art

Julian HoeberPink circular sculpture on top of pink box is an artist, writer and teacher. His work explores the structural and biomorphic, mathematical and intuitive. For the past few years, Hoeber has been working on a project called “Going Nowhere,” which is centered on the design of a massive imaginary architectural structure. Originally planned as a non-functional airport terminal, the project has evolved into something far less defined, cribbing ideas from playground design, utopian modernism, and psychotherapy. The point of this project is to concoct and then solve a seemingly endless set of problems in the process of creating structure that operates as an architectural metaphor for the radical potential of introspection. Mr. Hoeber has a BA in Art History from Tufts University, a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and an MFA from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena. He has had solo exhibitions at The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, Blum&Poe, Los Angeles, Harris Lieberman, New York, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, and Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco. His work is in numerous permanent public collections including the Museum of Modern Art (New York), MOCA Los Angeles, Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), The Rubell Family Collection (Miami), Dallas Museum of Art (Dallas, TX), Nasher Sculture Center (Dallas, TX) and Deste Foundation (Athens). His writing has been published in Frieze MagazineModern Painters, and Art in America. Hoeber lives and works in Los Angeles.


CSULB Painting Professor Yu Ji in exhibition “Words in Characters; Books as Vehicle”

Posted on April 19, 2017 by School of Art

Folding book with drawings on pagesCSULB Painting Professor Yu Ji is participating in an exhibition entitled Words in Characters; Books as Vehicle at the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art. “Into the Dust” is the artwork in the exhibition and is meant to be an effort to prevent our memory from fading into oblivion. With words written in Chinese Han characters, the book records the Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) that took place 50 years ago. Its scripts, read vertically from right to left, lay a chronology of a human banality capable of tyranny and inflicting pain to others. As a survivor of this Revolution, Yu Ji attempts to use this work to keep our memories alive, as Mr. Santayana said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” The exhibition will also travel to the East Asia Library of Stanford University later this year.

CSULB Fiber Lecturer Sue Ann Robinson in exhibition at Craft & Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles

Posted on April 13, 2017 by School of Art

SARStudioCSULB Fiber Lecturer Sue Ann Robinson will be taking part in an exhibition at the Craft & Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles. Entitled Chapters: Book Arts in Southern California the show “is the first full-scale museum survey of the significance of Southern California artists in establishing the field of book arts from the 1960s to the present day.” The exhibition will run from January 29 through May 7, 2017.


Asa Mittman – 5pm, April 18th, Carpenter Center

Posted on April 12, 2017 by School of Art

monster_01Asa Mittman is Professor and Chair of the Department of Art & Art History at California State University, Chico, where he teaches courses on ancient and medieval art, monsters, and film. He has written Maps and Monsters in Medieval England (Routledge, 2006; paperback 2008); co-written with Susan Kim Inconceivable Beasts: The Wonders of the East in the Beowulf Manuscript (ACMRS, 2013, winner of a Millard Meiss Publication Grant from the College Art Association and an ISAS Best Book Prize); and coedited with Peter Dendle a Research Companion to Monsters and the Monstrous. On top of a number of articles on the subject of monstrosity and marginality in the Middle Ages, Professor Mittman is also the president of MEARCSTAPA (Monsters: the Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology through Scholarly Theory And Practical Application), accidentally founded at Kalamazoo in 2008 to create a home for walkers in the margins of academia. Professor Mittman is also co-director of Virtual Mappa, with Martin Foys, as well a as an active (and founding) member of the Material Collective, and a regular contributor to the MC group blog. He was born and raised in New York, the son and grandson of artists, and in a family of writers of one sort and another.


Liz Glynn – 5pm, April 11th, Carpenter Center

Posted on April 5, 2017 by School of Art

editPAF_LizGlynn_OpenHouse_JamesEwing-1212-1024x776Liz Glynn creates sculpture, large-scale installations, and participatory performances using epic historical narratives to explore the potential for change in the present tense. Her work seeks to explore the individual agency within complex superstructures in the face of an increasingly abstract economy. Her practice seeks to embody dynamic cycles of growth and decay by evidencing process, encouraging participation, and inciting future action. Recent projects include The Myth of Singularity at LACMA, Los Angeles, RANSOM ROOM, a solo exhibition and durational performance at SculptureCenter, New York; [de-] lusions of Grandeur (Monumentality and Other Myths), a 5-part series of performances exploring monumentality and human ambition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Model Universe, part of Doug Aitken’s Station to Station, a traveling performance festival; and VAULT, a Frieze NY Project. Her work has also been presented at The New Museum, NY; the Barbican Centre, London; MoCA, Los Angeles; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; deCordova Sculpture Park, MA; and Künstlerhaus Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz, Austria. 
In 2017 Glynn will open a site-specific installation with the Public Art Fund in New York and a solo installation in Building 5 at MASS MOCA, North Adams, MA.


CSULB Art Professor Marie Thibeault exhibition in Dusseldorf, Germany

Posted on April 5, 2017 by School of Art

bbc31772a7CSULB Painting Professor Marie Thibeault is in a solo exhibition at Von Fraunberg Gallery in Dusseldorf, Germany. The show entitled Illuminations will run from March 23 through April 21, 2017. This is Professor Thibeault’s first exhibition in Germany. Congratulations Professor Thibeault!