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Archive for October, 2020



CSULB Painting Professor Daniel Dove in solo show at Philip Martin Gallery

Posted on October 23, 2020 by School of Art

philipmartingallery-daniel-dove-nu-jaune-2020CSULB Painting Professor Daniel Dove has a solo exhibition at Philip Martin Gallery in Los Angeles. Entitled Frolic, the show of new oil-on-canvas, highly-rendered, surreal landscapes explore painting and the paradoxes of modern life. These paintings envision solitary moments of contemplation and repose. They offer clarity and concealment: glimpsed figures and oblique messages, crisply illuminated. These works specifically derive from Dove’s past while living in Texas, where he experienced a rapidly expanding urban landscape that seemed to grow in all directions, to boom and then to bust, entropically folding in on themselves. One particular fascination for Dove in these places was monumental public sculpture, placed by well-meaning civic organizations or corporations, graffitied and standing lonely in the landscape. All the hope as well as all the failure lay the groundwork for yet something else – new beginnings and new possibilities for human experience. The exhibition will run from October 16, 2020 through December 11, 2020.

Congratulations Professor Dove!!!!!


CSULB Art Alum Rhiannon Aarons’ MFA thesis included in upcoming book

Posted on October 19, 2020 by School of Art

9780814214480CSULB Art Alum Rhiannon Aarons‘ MFA thesis, entitled Rabbit Hole: Remains of an Illegal Operation (2017) (which was a gallery show in the Gatov Gallery) will be included in the upcoming book RatedRX – Sheree Rose with and After Bob FlanaganEdited by Betta Howard, the book is about Sheree Rose, the oft-overlooked partner of the late “supermasochist” performance artist Bob Flanagan, and it seeks to recuperate and showcase Rose’s contributions as performer, photographer, writer, and cultural innovator. Curated with attention to queer-crip subjectivities and transgressive feminisms, Rated RX includes essays by and interviews with collaborators with Ms. Rose, as well as scholars and artists (of which Ms. Aarons’ efforts within count for all three: fellow collaborator, scholar, and artist.) On December 9, 2020 from 5-6:30pm there will be an online conversation with editor Yetta Howard with the artist Sheree Rose, Ms. Aarons and other book contributors through the University of Southern California.

 

Congratulations Ms. Aarons!!!


CSULB Printmaking Alum Camilla Taylor in solo exhibition at Track 16

Posted on October 2, 2020 by School of Art

camilla-taylor-020-960wCSULB Printmaking alum Camilla Taylor  will be having a solo exhibition at Track 16, entitled Your Words in My Mouth. Presenting a new body of work, the show includes sculpture using a variety of media, among them ceramic, glass, wood, paper, and thread, and several drypoint prints. In these works, Taylor seeks to understand the phenomena of internal deception – the lie transformed into truth as the liar now believes it. Conning can have different goals. Conning happens for financial gain, but also for love and acceptance.
Trained primarily as a printmaker, Taylor transitioned to sculpture when she had no access to printmaking equipment. Taylor’s sensitive and austere work explores themes of dreamscape, the unconscious, conceptions of the material body and the abstract idea of self. The show runs through October 17, 2020 and will have a virtual walk through Saturday, October 3rd at 1pm via Zoom [Meeting ID: 921 6112 3486 Passcode: art]
Congratulations Ms. Taylor on a wonderful exhibition!