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Archive for April, 2018



Frances Stark – 5pm, Tuesday, May 1

Posted on April 25, 2018 by School of Art

2008-Chorus-LineFrances Stark is the author or subject of ten books. Her collage, drawings, videos, powerpoints, performances, and paintings have been extensively exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide. In 2017 a new suite of her paintings are included in the Whitney Biennial, her The Magic Flute project premiered at LACMA, and an earlier work will be featured in the Venice Biennale. In 2015 Stark was the subject of a sprawling mid-career survey titled UH-OH: Frances Stark 1991-2015 that opened at The Hammer Museum before traveling to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, as well as Intimism, a survey of her video and digital works at The Art Institute of Chicago. Stark’s work has been included in exhibitions at many of the most prominent museums in the world. She participated in the 2013 Carnegie International, the 2011 Venice Biennale, and the 2008 Whitney Biennial. She is represented by Gavin Brown’s enterprise in New York, Galerie Buchholz in Berlin, greengrassi in London, and Marc Foxx in Los Angeles. Stark recently resigned her position as tenured professor in the University of Southern California’s Roski School of Art and Design.


CSULB Metals and Jewelry lecturer Rachel Shimpock in exhibition and magazine article

Posted on April 10, 2018 by School of Art

Rachel ShimpockCSULB Metals and Jewelry Lecturer Rachel Shimpock will be in an Sculptural Jewelry exhibition entitled Hot Stuff at the Manhattan Beach Art Center opening on April 13, 2018 through May 17, 2018. “Rachel’s work is an exploration of formal elements that address the essence of the sensual encounter with comfort food. Rachel defines herself both as a metalsmith and a proud foodie. She is part of the gastronomic population that knows carrots are better; but would rather wear her cheeseburger and eat it too.” This exhibition also features two other female artists – Jill Gower and Jessica Calderwood, who also use alternate approaches to jewelry making.

Last year Ms. Shimpock won the Best in Show Award for Excellence for booth design at the 2017 American Craft Show in San Francisco, and from that experience Ms. Shimpock talks about Best Practices in Craft Shows in American Craft magazine. Congratulations Ms. Shimpock!


CSULB Photography Professor Todd Gray awarded 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship

Posted on April 5, 2018 by School of Art

Todd-Gray-Fine-Arts-2018_250x250The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded CSULB Photography Professor Todd Gray as a 2018 Fellowship in Fine Arts. There were over 3000 applicants in the Foundation’s ninety-forth competition, and only 173 individuals received grants. Congratulations Prof. Gray!


CSULB Ceramics Professor Jay Kvapil in collection of Musée national de la céramique

Posted on April 2, 2018 by School of Art

20161024__L6A7035CSULB Ceramics Professor Jay Kvapil has just had three works purchased into the permanent collection of the Museé national de la céreamique (National Ceramic Museum of France,) in Sèvres, France. The pieces were from his second exhibition at Lefebvre et Fils in Paris from November 2017. Prof. Kvapil is also currently showing work at Galerie Dumonteil, in Shanghai, China. Congratulations!


Isla Hansen – 5pm, April 24th, Carpenter Center

Posted on April 1, 2018 by School of Art

escaladesideandmonitorwebIsla Hansen‘s work reenacts forms of popular media, play, and systems of production, recreating ways in which bodies connect to technologies in the world around us. Her work sets in motion new and sometimes crude means of image-making in order to break down or convolute processes of technological mediation. Recently, Isla has focused on the way in which camera and robotic systems in the gaming, medicine, food, and sports industries have developed by tracking and positioning the human body as analogue. Evoking the association of image to desire, idolatry, ideology, and learning, these absurd systems reinterpret and complicate the relationship between the human body and technological progress.