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Opening Reception for Heather Rasmussen & Tomory Dodge

Opening reception: Saturday, May 13, 2017, 3-6 PM

ACME. is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by Los Angeles based artist Heather Rasmussen. Included in the show are recent photographs, sculptures, and video. Greatly influenced by Hans Breder, Ujj Zsuzsi and Rene Magritte in this new body of work, Rasmussen remade one of each of their pictures, in order to walk in their footsteps. From this recitation of surreal and visceral images, Rasmussen was able to develop new forms and methods in her studio for her current photographs and sculptures. Rasmussen relays through photographs and sculptures her interest in what it is to have a body as a woman and as a dancer, and what it is to live among a messy accumulation of things. She choreographs scenes using her own body, plaster casts of her legs and feet, oddly shaped vegetables, and collection of possessions that are loaded with personal and historical meaning. The objects shift between apparent states of movement,
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Arts and Engineering Students Place Fourth in Prestigious National Contest

Arts and Engineering Students Place Fourth in Prestigious National Contest

Team Focuses on Environmental Sustainability and 3D Printing

Irvine, Calif. (April 24, 2017) – A group of undergraduate students from the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and the Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) participated in the TCU Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures® Competition taking a fourth place honorable mention and $2,500 prize out of 56 competing teams. The annual competition is a unique opportunity for undergraduate students from around the world to pitch plans for businesses, products or services that make a profit while also benefiting the environment, the community, or a particular population. The competition is held at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas and presented by the Neeley Entrepreneurship Center.

The UCI team’s mission is to make 3D printing sustainable. Their entry in the contest, Closed Loop Plastics
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Kevin Appel Solo Exhibition at Christopher Grimes Gallery

Opening Reception for the Artist: Saturday, March 18, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Christopher Grimes Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new works by Kevin Appel. Appel’s new series of paintings begin as primary arrangements: cut-out paper forms referencing the portholes of Jean Prouvé’s Maison Tropicale are combined with Appel’s own photographs of fragments of his previous works, landscapes, and images of Paolo Soleri’s Arcosanti. These forms are constructed into soft, sculptural collages on the studio wall that are photographed at close range and then printed onto canvas. Multiple layers of geometric and gestural marks are silkscreened and hand painted over these flattened images creating a rhythm within the painting while obfuscating the original subject matter.

Appel’s paintings are prismatic collages, an investigation of new and old imagery engaged in a recursive conversation where images and forms are pulled from one canvas and used in another, their
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Exhibition co-curated by Prof. Simon Leung opens at Mackey Garage Top

You may add or subtract from the work:

On the work of Christopher D'Arcangelo and Michael Asher

With documents of works by Michael Asher and Christopher D'Arcangelo (including six films by Dean Inkster and Sébastien Pluot with Stephen Antonakos, Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Daniel Buren, Ben Kinmont, Naomi Spector, and Lawrence Weiner), and works by Dorit Cypis, Ben Kinmont, Silvia Kolbowski, Emilie Parendeau.

Curators: Simon Leung and Sébastien Pluot
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 23, 7:00 pm
Exhibition on view Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays

Mackey Garage Top
1137 South Cochran Ave
Los Angeles, 90019

Michael Asher (1943-2012) and Christopher D'Arcangelo (1955-1979) formulated convergent yet distinct practices centered on the critical analysis of the structural conditions of art. Separately, they addressed how the terms under which the material and social conditions in the production, display, circulation, and reception of art
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Bruce Yonemoto, The Imaginary Line Around the Earth, at the Luckman Gallery

Artist walkthrough by Bruce Yonemoto, with Juli Carson, of his exhibition
The Imaginary Line Around the Earth
currently on view at the Luckman Gallery

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 2:00 pm

The Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State LA invites you to a walkthrough of the exhibition The Imaginary Line Around the Earth with artist Bruce Yonemoto and Juli Carson; historian, critic, curator, and collaborator on Yonemoto's most recent project, The End of the World at the Edge of the Earth. 

The selected works correspond to a series of work Yonemoto has captured and created over the past 25 years from his travels to South America. Much of his work examines the unreality of the media landscape, a landscape that distorts and manipulates our understandings of important and shared issues such as class and race. Yonemoto will also debut his most recent project, The End of the World at the Edge of the Earth, filmed in Argentina.

Yonemoto has been
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The First Karaoke: Enka! opens at JACCC on 2/26

THE FIRST KARAOKE: ENKA!
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26 - SUNDAY, APRIL 2
OPENING RECEPTION FEBRUARY 26, 1 - 3 PM
DOIZAKI GALLERY

Bruce Yonemoto’s new body of work, a multi-channel media installation, refreshes the original political content of Enka songs. In addition to Yonemoto's installation, an installation of vintage Enka album covers will be on display. Artists participating include Koki Tanaka, Taro Hattori, Kaz Oshiro, among others.

Enka! is made possible in part by a grant from the Pasadena Art Alliance.


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He's 'Bear'-ly recognizable

Jonathan Fineberg, visiting distinguished professor at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, is featured.


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L.A. Art Icons Remember Tina Turner, Lenny Bruce and Warhol's Cans

'Cool School' alumni Ed Ruscha, Ed Moses, Billy Al Bengston and Larry Bell gather to recall the city's art scene in the early 1960s.


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Prof. Simon Leung receives 2017 FOCA fellowship

Fellows of Contemporary Art (FOCA) is pleased to announce the 2017 FOCAFellowship Awards.  Artists Sean Griffin, Simon Leung, and Susan Silton have been selected to receive an unrestricted award of $10,000, each.

Fellows of Contemporary Art will host an exhibition/reception celebrating Sean Griffin, Simon Leung, and Susan Silton at FOCA’s exhibition space, 970 N. Broadway in Mandarin Plaza, Chinatown, from 6:30pm – 9:30 pm on Saturday, March 25, 2017.  An Artists’ Conversation with Moderator Jim Daichendt will start at 7:00 pm in the exhibition space. The exhibition will be open for viewing Mondays through Fridays from 10:00am -5:00pm until April 24, 2017.


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Legends of the Early L.A. Art Scene to Hold Rare Reunion

Ahead of a talk featuring Ed Ruscha, Robert Irwin and others — sponsored by The Broad Stage and Sotheby's Institute of Art — veterans of the Ferus Gallery recall the early days of the L.A. art scene and the new administration's possible threat to free speech.


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Congratulations to UCI alum and faculty on CCF fellowships!

Congratulations to UCI alums Shagha Ariannia,Maura Brewer, Aaron Sandnes, Samira Yamin, and UCI Professor Amanda Ross-Ho on receiving this year’s fellowships for Visual Artists!


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BODY OF KNOWLEDGE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

BODY OF KNOWLEDGE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCEProfessor Simon Penny Directs a Groundbreaking International Conference Featuring World Renowned Scholars in Embodied Cognition and the Arts
 

IRVINE, Calif. – The University of California, Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) will host the Body of Knowledge: Embodied Cognition and the Arts December 8 – 10, 2016. The conference will bring world leaders in this new field together for the first time to focus on the relevance of contemporary cognitive science to our understanding of arts practices. The conference is directed by Simon Penny, Professor of Art in the Department of Art at CTSA. There will be seven keynote speakers, over 60 paper presenters from across the globe, addressing issues in music, drama, dance, media arts, plastic arts, HCI, design and pedagogy, along with theoretical and philosophical matters. Also, the event includes workshops, a performance program and
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Joe Lewis in Solo Exhibition at The Lodge

Professor of Art Joe Lewis is in a solo exhibition, Mutant Monkey Business, at The Lodge in Los Angeles. The exhibition runs from November 8-15, 2016. LINK.


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UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts Annual Open House 2016

 

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UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts Annual Open House Presents a Backstage View to a World of Talent

EVENT:
Celebrate the Arts at the annual Trevor School Open House! The event is a rich palette of performances, which showcase the talents of the students and faculty. Art exhibitions, musical concerts, dance performances, dress rehearsals and more take place in various venues. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the productions as you tour practice and performance spaces. It is an exhilarating evening of food and festivities throughout our Arts campus. This event is free and open to the public.

WHEN/WHERE:
5:30 – 8 p.m. Thursday, October 27, on the Claire Trevor School of the Arts Campus. Mesa Parking Structure Parking Lot (grid D3 on campus map: https://communications.uci.edu/documents/pdf/
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Bryan Jackson Organized Film Project for At-Risk High School Students

The Kant Institute and the Department of Digital Filmmaking collaborated on the film project Hidden Hallway Stories. The project was designed to promote storytelling and filmmaking with at-risk high school students in the community. The Hidden Hallway Stories was implemented by Lecturer of Art Byran Jackson and Digital Filmmaking Lab Manager David Rincon, and organized in part by alumni Andrew McNeely (MFA 2016). LINK. 


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Joe Lewis Writes Introduction for 'Marching Bands'

Professor of Art Joe Lewis wrote the historical introduction for the book, Marching Bands, by Jules Allen. The book is made up of 96 images and illustrates marching bands as a modern art form. 

 


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Stephen Barker named dean of UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts

 

Stephen Barker to serve as dean of UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts. In interim role, he fostered faculty diversity, arts/sciences collaboration and outreach.

Irvine, Calif., July 5, 2016 – Drama professor Stephen Barker has been appointed dean of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at the University of California, Irvine. Serving as interim dean since September 2014, Barker has ushered the school into a new era of excellence, fostering faculty diversity and interdisciplinary collaboration between arts and sciences and working diligently to ensure that UCI continues to be a hub of Orange County arts and culture.

“I’m very pleased to be able to make this announcement,” said UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman. “Stephen Barker really understands the university’s role in preparing our students for success in their chosen fields; in engaging the community in our dramatic, musical and visual arts; and in helping to introduce our students to the
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Joseph Lewis Served as Juror for 52nd Annual Newport Beach Art Exhibition

Professor of Art Joseph Lewis served as juror for the 52nd Annual Newport Beach Art Exhibition. The Exhibition showcased 263 works of art by artists from Southern California. He awarded first, second and third place winners in the categories of painting/mixed media, photography and sculpture.

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Deborah Oliver Curated Show at the LACE Gallery

Continuing Lecturer of Art Deborah Oliver curated the show Irrational Exhibits 9 at the LACE Gallery in Los Angeles. The show includes performances, installations and videos and features work from UCI Alumni Flora Kao (MFA 2012), Juan Meneses (BA 2015), and Bradford Chan Prairie (BA 2016). Irrational Exhibits 9 is a one night live art exhibition opening on June 8, 2016. LINK.


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Simon Leung Interviewed in ArtForum Magazine

Professor of Art Simon Leung was interviewed in ArtForum Magazine for his film War After War. The film is included in the Routine Pleasures exhibition which opens May 25, 2016 at the MAK Center in West Hollywood, CA.

ArtForum – Click to read article…


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