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Archive for August, 2020



Online Exhibition organized by CSULB Sculpture Art Alum Dawn Ertl

Posted on August 27, 2020 by School of Art

Not originallyCatalyst, a website inspired by the connection of Art & Science, and created by CSULB Sculpture alum Dawn Ertl will be presenting an online exhibition, Not Originally from Here, Unless Otherwise Stated. This exhibition, which will open online on September 1, 2020, also features other artists from the CSULB Art community from alumni Narsiso Martinez and Meeson Yang to Professor Brittany Ransom.

Not Originally from Here references the science connections made to the art by Ertl, and not necessarily by the artist unless stated otherwise, as well as referencing the locations of the other artists involved, who may or may not be from LA originally, but live and work here now. Furthermore, Wikipedia was used to do all of the scientific research for the show and its formatting mimics the site’s distinctions on science categories. Since Wikipedia says there are four main branches of science, Formal, Natural, Social and Applied, the Artists were chosen to fit into two of these four science groups, Natural and Social, and put in a relational context to the artist around them.

In times of this pandemic where the gallery system has been shut-down for good reasons, it is wonderful to see the creativity of Art and Artists continues to thrive wherever it can, and for this a hearty congratulations to Ms. Ertl and all participants!


CSULB Sculpture Professor Katie Grinnan in conversation on Ree Morton’s work at the ICA

Posted on August 6, 2020 by School of Art

UnknownCSULB Sculpture professor Katie Grinnan participated in a conversation of artist Ree Morton’s work that took place through the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Entitled “An Artist Conversation: Ree Morton” Moderated by Director of the Institute, Anne Ellegood, the talk involved Grinnan, as well as artists Jade Gordon and Evan Holloway. The work of Ree Morton continues to inspire many artists since her untimely death in 1977 at the age of 41, and in this conversation, these artists focus on her work and legacy. This talk was in conjunction with the exhibition Ree Morton: The Plant That Heals May Also Poison that took place at the ICA.