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Margins

Catalyst Gallery presents Margins, a two-person exhibition featuring Corinne Chan and Maria Guerrero.

Opening Reception: Thursday, December 1, 2011 | 6 - 9 PM
Live Performance Happening by Marcus Tutt
Exhibition Dates: December 1 - December 9, 2011


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COMMON CAPABILITY

Deborah Oliver's Performance Art class presents Common Capability.

Thursday, December 1, 2011 | 7 PM
ART 265
UC Irvine

Performances by Corrine Chan, Tuong Doan, Becca Kim, Alexandra Kunesh, Leo Wiggins, Katie Tilford, Winston H. Yang, Allison Chic, Edric Silla, Adrian Garcia, Robert Lee, Alfredo Urango, Molly Long, Jenna Swanner, Samantha Cougulran, Lauren Albierto, Allie Ihm, and AJ Nubla.


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CORINNE CHAN AND MARIA GUERRERO IN CATALYST GALLERY

Catalyst Gallery presents Margins, a two-person exhibition featuring Corinne Chan and Maria Guerrero.

Opening Reception: Thursday, December 1, 2011 | 6 - 9 PM
Live Performance Happening by Marcus Tutt
Exhibition Dates: December 1 - December 9, 2011

Catalyst Gallery
ACT 2223
UC Irvine 


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SCREENING OF SHORT FILMS BY RICHARD NEWTON

Join The Humanities Collective for a screening of short films by artist Richard Newton in conjunction with Laguna Art Museum’s Pacific Standard Time exhibition Best Kept Secret: the Development of Contemporary Art in Southern California, 1964-1971.

Friday, December 9, 2011
6:30 p.m. reception, 7:00 p.m. film screening
University of California, Irvine
McCormick Screening Room at the Humanities Gateway Building

Richard Newton was born in Oakland, California in 1948. At UC Irvine he received his BA in 1970 and MFA in 1973. He currently lives in Pasadena, California where he continues to work in film and performance. “Almost everything I’ve done,” he says, “has to do with the personal, social context, and political context of my life.”

Film screening is free and open to the public.

Richard Newton - films

Fine Arts Plaza, 1970, B&W, silent, 2 minutes
I can still feel the space opening itself


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Open Book: A Lecture by Visiting Artist Barbara T. Smith

Barbara T. Smith, a pioneer in West Coast performance art, was born in 1931 in Pasadena, California.  She studied painting, art history, and religion at Pomona College and received her MFA from the University of California, Irvine in 1971.  With Nancy Buchanan, Chris Burden, and other of her cohort, Smith co-founded the student-run F-Space Gallery as a venue for experimental work that could not be staged on campus, such as Burden's notorious Shoot (1971).  Smith's own pieces emphasized ceremony and corporeality, as in Ritual Meal (1969) and Field Piece (1971).

It is a common characteristic of performance artists that they are captivating people, and Smith is no exception.  It is less a sense of theatricality or flair, as with an actor, than one of dimly perceived mystical knowledge.  Performance artists, particularly those of Smith's generation, tread closer than most to the danger zones of the human psyche, leaving them uniquely prone to both


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