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JOSH CHO AND PAUL PESCADOR AT THE NEW WIGHT GALLERY

UCLA Department of Art presents Circulate, Exchange: Nugget & Gravy at the New Wight Gallery. 

September 22 – October 6, 2011
Opening Reception: Thurs, September 22, 58pm

The exhibition Circulate, Exchange: Nugget & Gravy features the work of 17 artists from Southern California MFA programs, including the works of alumni Josh Cho and current MFA student Paul Pescador.  The works in this show manifest themselves as commodity fetish, exchange, currency, labor, relational sociability, and sharing. In the context of this show, the marketplace is a medium, a moment of reaction, a place of negotiation, and a thing to ignore.

Curated by


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BOOK LAUNCH AND DISCUSSION WITH JULI CARSON AND BRUCE YONEMOTO

MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House presents a book launch and discussion with Studio Art professors Juli Carson and Bruce Yonometo on Thursday, September 15, 2011, from 7pm to 9pm.

Please join us for a conversation, book launch, and work in progress screening with art historian and professor Juli Carson and artist and professor Bruce Yonemoto. The evening will feature a short reading from Carson's newest book The Limits of Representation: Psychoanalysis and Critical Aesthetics (Buenos Aires: Letra Viva Press, 2011), a screening of their collaborative film in progress, The End of the World at the Edge of the Earth, and a discussion in the Schindler House courtyard.

About the Book
Juli Carson's bilingual book The Limits of Representation: Psychoanalysis and Critical Aesthetics (Buenos Aires: Letra Viva Press, 2011


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AARON VALENZUELA at EM & Co

EM & Co presents NEW BODIES, a show featuring works by Studio Art graduate student Aaron Valenzuela.  The show runs from August 26 to September 21, 2011.  Opening reception on Friday, August 26, 7-10pm.

Aaron Valenzuela's work interrogates consumer culture, fashion histories, and language.  He focuses on the body as a utilitarian vehichle in order to reveal possibilities between organic/inorganic, excess/restraint, and lifestyle aspiration.

This series of paintings entitled NEW BODIES, acrylic layered on photographic images, were created after a few years of working in retail, as he became increasingly disheartened by the corporate process and the repetitiveness of the compositions in the fashion displays.  His works re-examine fashion imagery, in itself a simulacrum.  These paintings also served as


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MAURA BREWER AND NORITAKA MINAMI in GLAMFA 2011

California State University, Long Beach presents GLAMFA 2011.  The show features current work in painting, video, sculpture, relational aesthetics and installation by 30 artists, including recent Studio Art graduates Maura Brewer and Noritaka Minami.  The Opening reception will be held on Sunday, September 4, from 4pm to 8pm.  The show runs from August 29 to September 8, 2011.


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HEATHER RASMUSSEN at the Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago presents EXPOSURE, a three-person exhibition, including Studio Art Undergraduate Alumnus Heather Rasmussen, and runs from September 3, 2011 to March 4, 2012.  The exhibition showcases the Art Institute's commitment to collecting and exhibiting the most dynamic new work by emerging artists.


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YARON MICHAEL HAKIM at Steve Turner Contemporary

Steve Turner Contemporary presents WET PAINT 3: SIX YOUNG LA ARTISTS, a group exhibition which includes Studio Art graduate student Yaron Micheal Hakim.  Out of over 200 artists considered, only six were selected to be in the show.  The exhibition runs from August 20 to August 27.  Opening Reception on Saturday, August 20, 6-9pm.  Artist Talks throughout the week. 


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STUDIO ART ALUMNI at D-Block

D-Block presents THE DE-SOCIALIZED LANDSCAPE, a group exhibition produced by Foundation for Art Resources (FAR) and curated by Studio Art graduate alumnus Grant Vetter.  The exhibition features work by mostly Studio Art graduate alumni, including Nina T. Becker, Josh Cho, April Friges, Dong Jun, Joey Lehman Morris, and Gabie Strong.  Opening reception on August 13, 7:30 to 9:30pm.


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NINA T. BECKER AND APRIL FRIGES at Autonomie

Autonomie presents ERASING TRACES, a two-person exhibition featuring the work of Studio Art graduate alumni Nina T. Becker and April Friges.  Opening reception on August 11, 2011 from 7:30 to 9:30pm.  The exhibition runs through September 3, 2011.  Autonomie was founded by Grant Vetter, also a Studio Art graduate alumnus.


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NOTHING COMES FROM NOTHING

Las Cienegas Projects presents NOTHING COMES FROM NOTHING, a group exhibition featuring works by the Department of Studio Art MFA 2011 graduates: Maura Brewer, Josh Cho, Adrian de la Peña, Alexis Disselkoen, Sophie Lee, Noritaka Minami, Amir Nikravan, Marcus Perez, C. Ree, and Samira Yamin.  The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog, including an essay, "What Remains" by Professor Juli Carson.  The exhibition runs through August 20, 2011.  The opening reception drew 500 attendees. 


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STUDIO ART COURSE OFFERINGS FOR SUMMER 2011

The following Studio Art courses offered in the Summer still have openings.  If interested, please access www.summer.uci.edu to enroll.

Summer Session II (begins August 1, 2011)

Art Stu   1C   VISUAL CULTURE
01306 Stu A 4 DISSELKOEN, A. TuTh   9:00-11:50 STU4 101  

Art Stu   30A   BASIC PAINTING I
01360 Stu B 4 LEE, S. MW   9:00-11:50 ART


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