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Archive for September, 2017



CSULB Illustration alumni Jennie Cotterill interview for her band Bad Cop/Bad Cop

Posted on September 29, 2017 by School of Art

32153309574_3664b39844_bCSULB Illustration alumni Jennie Cotterill discusses life, art, and music of her band Bad Cop/Bad Cop. The band has a new album out entitled Warriors, and they can be currently seen on the Vans Warped Tour. Congratulations Jennie!


Lisa Lapinski – 5pm, October 3rd, Carpenter Center

Posted on September 25, 2017 by School of Art

80685dd493734b29Since Lisa Lapinski graduated from Art Center College of Design in 2000, her artwork has been exhibited internationally in galleries and institutional venues.  She was closely connected with the Los Angeles art community for many years before moving to Houston to teach at Rice in 2014.  During this time as an artist in LA, she had solo exhibitions at Richard Telles Fine Art (Los Angeles, CA),  Johann König (Berlin, Germany), Midway Contemporary Art (Minneapolis, MN), Studio Guenzani (Milan, Italy), and Taka Ishii (Kyoto, Japan).  In 2008 she presented the solo show The Fret and its Variants at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.  This exhibition, curated by Bennett Simpson, was part of MOCA’s focus series, which has included such noted artists as Catherine Opie, Renee Green, and Eric Wesley in the past.  In 2004 she was the recipient of the Guggenheim fellowship, which she used to make the major work, Nightstand, that was then included in the 2006 Whitney Biennial.  Lapinski has also participated in group shows at Grimm Gallery (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Wallspace (New York, NY), MOCA (Los Angeles, CA),  Overduin and Kite (Los Angeles, CA), Tang Museum (Skidmore College, NY), Gladstone Gallery (New York, NY), UCLA Hammer Museum (Los Angeles, CA), The Approach (London UK) , Kölnischer Kunstverein (Cologne, Germany), Galerie Nelson (Paris, France) and Sprueth Magers Projekte (Munich, Germany). Lapinski currently has an exhibition Holly Hobby Lobby at Kristina Kite Gallery in Los Angeles which will run through November 4, 2017. 


CSULB art alumni Annette Heully & Dawn Ertl in Looming Spaces exhibition

Posted on September 25, 2017 by School of Art

DSC_0128CSULB art alumni Annette Heully (Fibers,) and Dawn Ertl (Sculpture) will be participating in an exhibition at the Huntington Beach Art Center. The show is entitled Looming Spaces and it also features the artists Ashley Blalock and Consuelo Jimenez Underwood as well. “Looming Spaces is the third exhibition in a series celebrating women in the arts. It explores weaving through the vision of four contemporary fiber artists whose artwork addresses contemporary, cultural, and environmental issues.” The exhibition runs from September 23 through October 21, 2017. Congratulations artists!


David Lamelas – 5pm, September 19, Carpenter Center

Posted on September 13, 2017 by School of Art

dl_signalling_of_three_objects_0Born in Buenos Aires in 1946, David Lamelas studied at the Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes (National Fine Arts Academy) in Buenos Aires. He became a leader of the emerging vanguard art movement that arose from the Instituto Torcuato di Tella, winning its Jury Special Award Prize in 1966. In 1967, Lamelas represented Argentina in the IX Bienal de São Paulo, taking home the Sculpture Prize for his installation Dos espacios modificados (Two Modified Spaces, 1967). Di Tella director Jorge Romero Brest recommended Lamelas for the prestigious art program at Saint Martin’s School of Art, London in 1968, where the young artist studied with Anthony Caro.

Lamelas was included in the important 1968 group exhibition of Latin American art, Beyond Geometry: An Extension of Visual-Artistic Language in Our Time, curated by Brest and co-organized by the Center for Inter-American Relations in New York. In 1969, he participated in landmark exhibitions of conceptualism in Düsseldorf, Prospect 68 and 69, and Konception/Conception. In 1970, his film, Time as Activity (Düsseldorf) (1969) was included in Information, curated by Kynaston McShine at the Museum of Modern Art.


CSULB Ceramics Professor Jay Kvapil in solo exhibition in NYC

Posted on September 8, 2017 by School of Art

INSTAjp1CSULB Ceramics Professor Jay Kvapil has a solo exhibition at Magen H. Gallery, New York. Entitled Landscapes, the show is filled with 75 new pieces and was put together through the combined efforts of Magen H Gallery, NYC and Galerie Lefebvre et Fils, Paris. The exhibition will run from September 19 – October 19, 2017.


Alejandro Cartagena – 5pm, September 12, Carpenter Center

Posted on September 7, 2017 by School of Art

LABOR MOVEMENTAlejandro Cartagena, Mexican (b. 1977, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) lives and works in Monterrey, Mexico. His projects employ landscape and portraiture as a means to examine social, urban and environmental issues. Cartagena’s work has been exhibited internationally in more than 50 group and individual exhibitions in spaces including the Fondation Cartier pour l’art Contemporain in Paris and the CCCB in Barcelona, and his work is in the collections of several museums including the San Francisco MOMA, the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, the Portland Museum of Art, The West Collection, the Coppel collection, the FEMSA collection, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the George Eastman House and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and among others.

Alejandro is a self publisher and co-editor and has created several award wining titles including Santa Barbara Shame on US, Skinnerboox, 2017, A Guide to Infrastructure and Corruption, The velvet Cell, 2017, Rivers of Power, Newwer, 2016, Santa Barbara return Jobs to US, Skinnerboox, 2016, Headshots, Self-published, 2015, Before the War, Self-published, 2015, Carpoolers, Self-published with support of FONCA Grant, 2014, Suburbia Mexicana, Daylight/ Photolucida 2010. Cartagena has received several awards including the international Photolucida Critical Mass Book Award.


Mary Weatherford – 5pm, September 5, Carpenter Center

Posted on September 4, 2017 by School of Art

MW%2015-047Beginning in 2019, Mary Weatherford (b. 1963, Ojai, California) will be the subject of a traveling retrospective exhibition organized by the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York. Recent solo exhibitions include David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles (2017 and 2014); Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, California (2014); and LAXART, Los Angeles (2012). Recent group exhibitions include Between Two Worlds: Art of California, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2017); Unpacking: The Marciano Collection, Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles (2017); NO MAN’S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, Rubell Family Collection, Miami (2015) and National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. (2016); Pretty Raw: After and Around Helen Frankenthaler, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham,
Massachusetts (2015); and The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2014). Weather ford lives and works in Los Angeles.