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Archive for March, 2019

CSULB Sculpture Professor Brittany Ransom in exhibition at Nook Gallery

Posted on March 15, 2019 by School of Art

f8c34e4a-05b1-49a7-8cf5-c84c3f1458e7CSULB Sculpture Professor Brittany Ransom will be in a group exhibition at the Nook Gallery in Inglewood, California, alongside artists Sharon Levy and Louie Shirase. Entitled Message in the Trees, the show will feature multimedia works from leafy kinetic-sculptures to animated 3-D scans which will depict the life cycles of plants and their inhabitants as stripped-down line-workings, imprinted codes, and the languages of layered branches. For the exhibition, Ransom offers three photographs titled Tracks 1, Tracks 2, and Tracks 3. These depict brightly lit trails along stumps of wood in the forest. The wood is carved by bark beetles’ feeding paths and movements as small beams of light wrapping around the wood. Through a process of slow exposure, the beetles’ imprints create streams of light that look like car traffic. Accompanying cast resin sculptures, titled Field Casts, Set 1, depict the wood left behind as stone-like artifacts of scripture written by beetles. Ransom’s other 3D prints and photogrammetry (3D scan) reveal a different part of the outlined bark through striated lines of color and texture showing the beetles’ pathway as anaglyphs of mesh. If there were ever a time for us to be listening to nature, it is now. The exhibition will run from March 23 through April 30, 2019.

Congratulations Prof. Ransom!

CSULB Alum Anastasiia Raina is featured on AIGA’s Eye on Design

Posted on March 13, 2019 by School of Art

letter grid formed by slime moldCSULB Art Alum Anastasiia Raina is featured on the American Institute of Graphic Arts Eye on Design today for innovative work she is doing with her students at the Rhode Island Institute of Design. In an article entitled “What Does Post-Human Design Really Mean?“, Professor Raina discusses everything from robots to Artificial Intelligence to Black Hole typography in a quest to explain “what would ‘human-centered design’ mean in a future where our client-partners are robots, or even non-human lifeforms?” Fascinating work Professor Raina! Congratulations!

CSULB Painting Alum Narsiso C Martínez has solo exhibition at SCC Art Gallery

Posted on March 7, 2019 by School of Art

narsiso scc reclaimed agricultureCSULB Painting Alum Narsiso C Martínez will have a solo exhibition at Santiago Canyon College Art Gallery. The show is entitled Recalimed Agriculture and will run from March 19 through April 17, 2019. The artworks “attempt to create compositions that allow Martínez to reflect on the disparities of social lifestyles and the questionable economic systems that contribute to it.”

Congratulations Mr. Martínez!