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Archive for September, 2017



Analia Saban – 5pm, October 10, Carpenter Center

Posted on September 20, 2017 by School of Art

saban_xrayAnalia Saban dissects and reconfigures traditional notions of painting, often using the medium of paint as the subject itself. Blurring the lines between painting and sculpture, imagery and objecthood, her work frequently includes plays on art historical references and traditions. Paintings expand to sculptural forms and sculptures are presented in two dimensions, using the process of trial and error with new techniques and technology. Her unconventional methods such as unweaving paintings, laser-burning wood and canvas and molding forms in acrylic paint remain central to her practice as she continues to explore art-making processes and materials in relation to her daily experience. Dealing with issues of fragility, balance, technique and experimentation, Saban’s connection with everyday objects is at the forefront of her investigation of tangible materials and the metaphysical properties of artworks.

Born in 1980 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saban currently works in Los Angeles and lives in New York City. She received a BFA in Visual Arts from Loyola University in New Orleans in 2001, followed by an MFA in New Genres at the University of California in Los Angeles in 2005.  Saban’s works are represented in the collections of the Hammer Museum at UCLA, Museum of Contemporary Art, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles; Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College in New York; Norton Museum of Art in Florida; Centre Pompidou in Paris, and Fundación Proa in Buenos Aires, among others.


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.