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SoCal Sculptor Eric Johnson Brings Wood and Resin Masterpieces to Doyle Arts Pavilion

The work of second-genteration "Finish Fetish," or "L.A." Look," arist Eric Johnson, MFA, will be on view at Orange Coast College's Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion from February 8 until April 7 in an exhibit entitled "Helix2: Sculptures by Eric Johnson."

Johnson - whose art combines shipwright-like woodworking with the resins of hot rods, aerospace industry, and surfboards, alll allusiions to his family history and youthful activities from the 1960s and 70 - is well-known in the art world for large-scale sculptues that incorporate elements of mathematics, biology, physics and cosmology.

"Helix2"  is curated by former OCC art instructor and alumus Tom Dowling.


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UCI Art Department Alum Alexis Smith's Exhibition at Pepperdine’s Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art

January 20 - April 1, 2018

For over 40 years, Alexis Smith's art has explored the depths of popular culture. She begins with an array of images—ranging from thrift-store finds to nostalgic advertisements—and juxtaposes them with poetic and poignant texts. Her art underscores how the media shapes our self-image and reminds us that meaning is often fugitive and always surprising.


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Artforum names UCI faculty and alum in the "Best of 2017" issue

Congratulations to the Department of Art faculty and alumni from the were recently named in Artforum's “Best of 2017” issue.

Rhea Anastas (faculty)
Curator Jamillah James selects Cauleen Smith’s  "Lessons in Semaphore", curated by Rhea Anastas at UCI’s University Art Galleries, as one of the years 10 best exhibitions. (p.160)

Alice Wang (lecturer)
Curator and writer Venus Lau selects exhibition at Capsule Shanghai as one the year's 10 best. (p.171)

Amanda Ross-Ho (faculty)
Cat Kron reviews her recent exhibition “My Pen is Huge” at Mitchell, Innes & Nash. (p.194)

Keith Mayerson


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Parrasch Heijnen Gallery, Los Angeles, and Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York present Tony Delap: A Career Survey

Tony DeLap: A Career Survey, 1963—2017

Los Angeles exhibition dates: November 11 - December 20

New York exhibition dates: November 4 - December 23

 

Parrasch Heijnen Gallery, Los Angeles, and Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, are pleased to present Tony DeLap: A Career Survey, 1963—2017. Each gallery will present iconic examples of sculpture, drawing, and painting from various periods throughout Tony DeLap’s six-decade practice. In its New York space, Franklin Parrasch Gallery will include early mixed media sculpture and related drawings from the 1960s, formed paintings from the 1970s and 1980s, and shaped paintings from the 1990s to the present. Parrasch Heijnen will present a similar range of works in Los Angeles, as well as an architectural intervention not exhibited since DeLap’s 1972 solo exhibition at Nicholas


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Two UCI Art Department MFA alumni, Sarah Ross and Jonas Becker, are joining the faculty at School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) this fall.

 

School of Arts Institute of Chicago is proud to announce 13 new full-time faculty members representing diverse artistic techniques, media, and practices that will focus on SAIC's indisplinary studies. Among these 13, are MFA alumini Jonas Becker and Sarah Ross joining the faculty. 

 Jonas Becker is an Assistant Professor in the Photography department. Becker is an interdisciplinary artist whose  projects span photography, video installation, sculpture, and community engagement. Their work explores how beliefs form around specific sites and geographies. Becker is interested in these landscapes as an intersection of personal identity, cultural mythologies, and political power. Becker’s most recent projects focus on rural America, questioning what is natural and the relationship between humans, technology, and the environment. Becker has a Bachelor of Arts from Smith College and a Master of Fine Arts from University of California, Irvine.

Sarah Ross is an


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Call for MFA Applications. Deadline: January 15 (MFA in Art); March 1 (MFA in Art with Concentration in Critcal & Curatorial Studies)

Thursday, November 2, 2017

MFA in Art
The graduate program offers a generously-funded and rigorous interdisciplinary study environment in the visual arts. The program provides a thorough and intensive professional training for students wishing to pursue careers in the field of contemporary art, and emphasizes experimental and interdisciplinary approaches to art making, while also providing a solid grounding in various disciplinary mediums and post-studio practices. Students undergo a course of study combining seminars, intensive critique courses, and independent study. A dynamic Visiting Artist lecture series is a key component of the MFA curriculum, providing students with the opportunity to conduct studio visits with world-renowned artists, critics and curators. Graduate students have opportunities to exhibit in three professional galleries. First-year and second-year MFAs participate in Open Studios and mount exhibitions to evaluate progress towards the degree. Third-year MFAs mount


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