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GRADUATE ALUMNA MARCIA HAFIF, SOLO EXHIBITION AT LAGUNA ART MUSEUM

Alumna Marcia Hafif, graduate of the first MFA class at UC Irvine's Department of Art, in solo exhibition "Marcia Hafif: From the Inventory" at the Laguna Art Museum through September 27, 2015.

Los Angeles Times article: "It's about time world-famous painter Marcia Hafif gets a SoCal solo museum show."


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MARA LONNER, INSTALLS NEW WORK FOR LOS ANGELES COUNTY ART COMMISSION

Faculty member Mara Lonner installation of her Los Angeles County Art Commission work for the new community center in San Angelo Park in La Puente.

Image: by Jeff Mclane, courtesy of the artist.


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Marcia Hafif's Exhibition "From the Inventory" at Laguna Art Museum

Marcia Hafif (MFA ’71) has her first exhibition in California in forty years at the Laguna Art Museum. The exhibition consists of monochromatic installations and a photography series she created while pursuing her MFA at UC Irvine. The exhibition is open from June 28, 2015 through September, 27, 2015.


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UCI Art Undergraduate Honors Program Show 2015

Irvine, CA (June 3, 2015) -- UC Irvine’s Art Undergraduate Honors Program of 2015 presents, I hope we can still be friends; a culmination of a year-long studio residency directed by Daniel Joseph Martinez, along with Kevin Appel, Juli Carson and Jennifer Pastor. The six student artists: James Barnes, Adrian Garcia, Garrett Hallman, Jenny Kim, Juan Meneses, and Phonnyta Seng, will exhibit work that manifests their research over the course of the current year. I hope we can still be friends articulates the experience the six artists encountered throughout their residency offering a unique window into each individual’s practice.
James Barnes presents Fanatic, a series of life-sized drawings situated within a space of desire, depicting the artist cannibalizing his professors. The inherently erotic nature of the teacher and student relationship—a relationship alternating between dominance and submission—manifests itself into an


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UCI MFA THESIS SHOW 2

UCI MFA Thesis Show 2
May 16 – May 29, 2015
Opening Reception: May 16, 2015 | 2 PM - 6 PM
Performances at 3 PM and 5 PM in the Room Gallery

Ben Boatright
Aaron Guerrero
Lisa Sitko
Matthew Warner-Davies
Kim Zumpfe

University Art Galleries
712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, CA 92697
http://uag.arts.uci.edu/

In the Room Gallery, Benjamin Boatright presents An Island of Lost Returns, an intermedia performance and installation work that addresses the psychological and social effects of financial loss as told through the rise and fall of a beach resort on Jekyll Island, off the coast of Georgia. Characters play varying roles of real and imaginary people who managed or vacationed at the resort in performance vignettes and rituals. Nostalgic ballads, depictions of the


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ALUMNUS TUAN ANDREW NGUYEN IN VENICE BIENNALE 2015

 

The Propeller Group, comprised of of Phunam Thuc Ha, Tuan Andrew Nguyen (BA 1999) and Matt Lucero, are featured in All the World's Futures, curated by Okwui Enwezor, Venice Biennale 2015.

"5 Names You'll Know After the Venice Biennale," Artsy Editorial, May 7, 2015: https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-5-artists-to-watch-venice-biennale-2015.


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KIMBERLY ZUMPFE MFA THESIS EXHIBITION

Kimberly Zumpfe MFA Thesis Exhibition
Lump Projects
Opening Reception: May 16, 2-6pm
Exhibition Dates: May 16 – May 29, 2015

Kimberly Zumpfe presents Lump Projects in the University Art Gallery. Comprised of sculpture and documentary photographs. Lump Projects is a response to the exchange of trust, improvisation, play, consent and decision making that potentially develops when individuals online encounter cues and inquiries from an anonymous voice.

Generously sponsored by SoCal Removal at www.socalremoval.com and United Restoration & Construction at www.unitedrestorationoc.com.

Image: courtesy of the artist.


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Chris Burden dies at 69: artist's light sculpture at LACMA is symbol of L.A.

Los Angeles Times
Story by Christopher Knight

When he had himself shot in the arm for a performance piece at a Santa Ana gallery, Chris Burden became fleetingly famous. But years later, when he created such outsized, imagination-charged works as “Urban Light,” the ranks of vintage lampposts tightly arrayed outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, he left a longer-lasting legacy.

Burden, the protean Conceptual artist who rose from doing controversial performances in the 1970s to become one of the most compelling and widely admired sculptors of his generation, died Sunday at his home in Topanga Canyon. He was 69.

Paul Schimmel, a close friend of the artist and the former chief curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art who had organized Burden’s first retrospective exhibition in 1988, said the cause was malignant melanoma. Burden was diagnosed 18 months ago, Schimmel said, but kept the information private except for a few family members


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