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Archive for July, 2018



CSULB Alum Narsiso Martínez to have exhibition at the Consulate General of Mexico

Posted on July 27, 2018 by School of Art

37752260_2139797959599363_2773542931745734656_oCSULB Painting Alum Narsiso C Martínez will be having an exhibition at the Centro Cultural Cinematográfico Mexico located in the Consulate General of Mexico, located across from Macarthur Park in Los Angeles. The exhibition is entitled The Harvest, and Martínez uses the technique of collage onto cardboard boxes, and then overlays these elements with his drawing or painting in ink, gouache and coal. The artist juxtaposes the brands of agricultural products registered in boxes collected from supermarkets and portraits of the rural workers drawn in the same boxes, trying to create compositions that allow reflecting on the inequalities of the social lifestyle, while at the same time weaving patterns and colors, sophisticated rendering techniques, and showing the souls and human spirit that went into every box (which we now just throw away.) The exhibition opens on August 1st, 2018 at 6:30pm.

Congratulations Narsiso!


CSULB Ceramics Professor Jay Kvapil is in a group exhibition at Diane Rosenstein Gallery

Posted on July 24, 2018 by School of Art

_thumb_jay-kvapil_large-vessel-crater-glazes_2018-web_1000x1000_detail_q98CSULB Ceramics Professor Jay Kvapil is in a group exhibition at Diane Rosenstein Gallery in Los Angeles. “Transfigured. is an exhibition with Jay Kvapil, Sarah Mikenis, Lionel Sabatté, and Evan Whale, with each of the four artists in four rooms, and include paintings, ceramics, photographs, and sculpture made in Southern California in the past year. The show’s title alludes to each artist’s process of metamorphosis from one form to another, pushing formal traditions in service of the sublime and the subversive.” The exhibition will run from July 28 through August 25, 2018.


CSULB Fibers alum Lesley Kice Nishigawara in exhibition at Irvine Art Center

Posted on July 10, 2018 by School of Art

Exhibition Program - Current Exhibitions.jpgCSULB MFA graduate in Fibers Lesley Kice Nishigawara is in solo exhibition entitled Lesley Kice Nishigawara:Repeat at the Irvine Art Center. The exhibition examines systems of order in our daily lives through visual and formal articulations. Exploring how patterns and structure emerge from the relationship of the natural and manmade, this work expresses those complex relationships. Kice Nishigawara extracts ideas from her surrounding environment that she reexamines and abstracts through intricately constructed paper and textile works, weavings, drawings, and installations. The exhibition will run from June 16 through August 11th, 2018. There will be an artist talk and reception on July 14 from 2:00-6:00pm. Furthermore, the artist will be having a weaving workshop on Saturday July 21 from 10am to 1pm, and the fee is $59.oo.


CSULB Fibers Professor Deidrick Brackens and Photography Lecturer Alison O’Daniel both in Made in LA exhibition at the Hammer Museum

Posted on July 10, 2018 by School of Art

diedrick brackens bitter hammerCSULB Fibers Professor Deidrick Brackens and Photography lecturer Alison O’Daniel both are in the exhibition Made in LA 2018 at the Hammer Museum. In this exhibition, Brackens uses calculated woven algorithms that stem from the cultural histories of African, American, and European textiles to generate his intricate tapestries, seeking to highlight the complexities of African-American identity while also focusing on the loom and its significance to cultural production. For example, his work entitled bitter attendance, down jubilee is based on a real-life event that took place during a Juneteenth celebration on a lake near Brackens’s hometown, before he was born. Three young black men were arrested for possession of marijuana and loaded onto a boat by the police. The boat capsized and the young men, who could not free themselves from their handcuffs, drowned. The police were brought to trial but were acquitted, and the tragic event has had a lasting effect on the community, tainting its relationship with the lake and heightening racial tensions.

alison odaniel film stillAlison O’Daniel’s The Tuba Thieves was inspired by an unlikely crime: a spate of tuba thefts from a number of high school marching bands in Los Angeles. The slowly unfolding feature-length film, which she has been shooting since 2013, is a portrait of music and silence built around events both historic and mundane.

On August 18th at 3pm both artists will take part with a tour and talk along with artist Carolina Caycedo. The Made in LA exhibition will run from June 3 until September 2, 2018.

Congratulations Professors Brackens and O’Daniels!!