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Archive for February, 2018



Rodney McMillian – 5pm, Tuesday, March 20th

Posted on February 28, 2018 by School of Art

Rodney-McMillian3-1024x682Rodney McMillian‘s artistic practice embodies a wide range of media and techniques. An overarching concern in his work is the relationship between language, aesthetics and content. Born in Columbia, S.C., he’s lived in Southern California since 2000, when he arrived to complete a master’s in fine arts at the California Institute of the Arts. McMillian had recent solo exhibitions at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects and the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Boston. His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions worldwide, including the Whitney Biennial (2008), Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The California Biennial 2008, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach; Philosophy of Time Travel, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Ordinary Culture: Heikes/Helms/McMillian, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Painting in Tongues, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the traveling exhibition Uncertain States of America, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Art, Oslo; USA Today, Royal Academy of Art, London; Thing: New Sculpture from Los Angeles, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and Frequency, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York.


CSULB Alumni Rogelio Gutierrez in solo exhibition at Riverside Art Museum

Posted on February 2, 2018 by School of Art

rogelio gutierrezCSULB Printmaking Alumni Rogelio Gutierrez has a solo exhibition at the Riverside Art Museum. Entitled Una Noche Chicana: Novelas, Peliculas, Chocolate, y Avena, the show will run from January 20 to March 4, 2018. As a first-generation Mexican-American Chicano artist, Gutierrez addresses issues of identity, community, and family, questioning what it is to be a true “American.” Although this exhibition is heavily laced with Mexican/Chicano symbolism and imagery, like frijole (bean) pots, huaraches (Mexican sandals), and the Virgin de Guadalupe, Gutierrez’s work points to the similarities that people from this country share as they establish a place they call home. Una Noche Chicana combines video installation, lithographic prints, and stitched (costura) goods created by the artist’s mother, creating a sense of nostalgia around a much more innocent time, a time when sitting in the living room waiting for the telenovelas (Mexican soap operas) to start with a warm chocolate or avena (oatmeal drink) was a religion – when being with your family and sharing a moment of unity and love took center stage. Congratulations Rogelio!!!