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Preview: Aztlán to Magulandia: The Journey of Chicano Artist Gilbert "Magu" Luján

Enjoy this preview of the art exhibition Aztlán to Magulandia: The Journey of Chicano Artist Gilbert "Magu" Luján featuring Stephen Barker, Dean of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts; Hal Glicksman, co-curator; Rhea Anastas, co-curator; and Naiche Luján, Magu's son and respresentative for the estate of Gilbert "Magu" Luján.

Film by Will Yang.
Artwork used with permission from the estate of Gilbert "Magu" Luján.

This exhibition has been made possible by the generous support of The Getty Foundation as part of the Getty Museum's Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles/Latin America (LA/LA) exhibition.


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"Schmitt, You and Me" by Omar Mismar

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UC IRVINE’S CLAIRE TREVOR SCHOOL OF THE ARTS PRESENTS SCHMITT, YOU AND ME BY OMAR MISMAR

IRVINE, Calif. (October 3, 2017) – UC Irvine’s Room Gallery is proud to present Omar Mismar’s video installation Schmitt, You and Me as part of the UAG’s Emerging Artist Series, curated by Juli Carson and presented in the Room Gallery.

Mismar’s body of work – equally influenced by conceptual art, critical studies and design – is project driven. His process entails drifting through a given city, clinging parasitically onto different frameworks and situations, wherein he forms temporary alliances to the space and the publics he encounters. His latest video installation, Schmitt, You and Me, is a result of one such “drift.” While residing in Skowhegan, Maine, Mismar frequented a local gun


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Opening celebration for PST: LA/LA exhibition Aztlán to Magulandia: The Journey of Chicano Artist Gilbert “Magu” Luján at UCI

 

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Opening celebration for PST: LA/LA exhibition Aztlán to Magulandia:
The Journey of Chicano Artist Gilbert “Magu” Luján
at UCI

EVENT:
Celebration for the opening of Aztlán to Magulandia: The Journey of Chicano Artist Gilbert “Magu” Luján exhibition, part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA Initiative. Guests will be able to view the exhibitions in the CAC Gallery and UAG Gallery as well as enjoy live entertainment and activities for all ages. Actor and art aficionado, Cheech Marin, will make an appearance and say a few words about his friend Magu.

WHEN/WHERE:
2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Saturday, October 7, 2017. Mesa Parking Structure, 4000 Mesa Rd., Irvine, CA 92697 (grid D-3 on campus map: https://communications.uci.edu/documents/pdf/UCI_16_map_campus.pdf).


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Jennifer Bornstein joins the UCI Art faculty

The Department of Art is very pleased to announce the newest addition to the faculty, Jennifer Bornstein.

Recognized professionally by awards such as the Foster Prize (Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston), a Radcliffe Fellowship (Harvard University), and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award, Jennifer Bornstein is an artist with an exceptionally strong record of producing work in a variety of media associated in ways both material and conceptual with photographic processes. Bornstein is a deeply committed instructor as well, having taught extensively at such well-recognized institutions as Pasadena's Art Center College of Design, Yale University and, most recently, Harvard University, from whom she received the Harvard Bok Teaching Award for excellence in teaching.

Bornstein's international exhibition record includes solo exhibitions in highly respected venues including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Fargfabriken Center for Contemporary Art, Stockholm


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Faculty Amanda Ross-Ho in New York

Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to present an exhibition of installation, sculptures, and paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Amanda Ross-Ho: MY PEN IS HUGE, on view from September 7 to October 14, 2017. The exhibition is the gallery’s third solo exhibition with the artist, and will feature an installation of works that Ross-Ho will produce on-site at the gallery during the month of August including fabricated, oversized objects, and a series of paintings based on works on paper created over the past year.

Ross-Ho’s distinctive and diverse practice broadly engages material culture and artifacts of everyday life and work. For over a decade, her work has explored the ecology of the studio as a primary subject, engaging it through close forensic examination and reflexive call and response. Past works have imported the architectural entirety of the studio into galleries and museum spaces, enacted meticulous theatrical reenactments of authentic activity, and systematically


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University Art Gallery Catalogues for sale online!

The University Art Gallery (UAG) is now offering a collection of catalogues for sale though its website. The collection currently includes Ed Moses: Cross-Section (2015) and will feature the upcoming Aztlán to Magulandia: The Journey of Chicano Artist Gilbert ‘Magu’ Luján (2017) this Fall.

 

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ED MOSES: CROSS-SECTION
Essays by Kevin Appel, Juli Carson and Barbara Rose 
Edited by Juli Carson
Published by © 2015 University Art Gallery, UC Irvine Ed Moses: Cross-Section traces the common thematic thread binding Moses’s prolific and continuous act of exploration through painting, from the 1960s to present. In so doing, the philosophical continuity of the artist’s disparate visual strategies are framed, strategies the artist has repeated and contradicted, as his investigation into the painted form has changed direction or reversed course over the past five decades. Featuring dynamic color plates of the work and


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Professor Daniel Joseph Martinez participating in HOME - So Different, So Appealing at LACMA

Daniel Joseph Martinez will be participating in HOME - So Different, So Appealing: Art from the Americas since 1957 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Organized in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, HOME - So Different, So Appealing features U.S. Latino and Latin American artists from the late 1950s to the present who have used the deceptively simple idea of "home" as a powerful lens through which to view the profound socioeconomic and political transformations in the hemisphere. 

Martinez will be represented by two monumental and involving sculptural installations: The House that America Built (2004/2017) and the west bank is missing, i am not dead, am i (2008/2017). 

HOME - So Different, So Appealing is organized by the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and curated by Chon Noriega, Director, UCLA Chicano Studies Research


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Rosalind Nashashibi, Featured in UAG show "On This Island" curated by Allyson Unzicker, nominated for Turner Prize

This morning, Tate Britain revealed that the four nominated artists for the 2017 Turner Prize are Hurvin AndersonAndrea BüttnerLubaina Himid, and Rosalind Nashashibi.

The jury is formed by Dan Fox, co-editor of Frieze Magazine; the art critic Martin Herbert; LUX director Mason Leaver-Yap; and Emily Pethick, director of the Showroom, London.

Like in recent years, the resulting shortlist features three women and just one man. What’s remarkable this year is that all nominees are over 40—


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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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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.

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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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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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