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Critical Aesthetics Conf UCI Bren Events Center, Stewart Room

The symposium is held in conjunction with The Moving Image: Scan to Screen, Pixel to Projection surveys media art since the 1970s from single-channel video to recent digital projections from the Orange County Museum of Art's collection.  H BOX collapsible, traveling video gallery features new work by eight international artists, curated by Benjamin Weil and sponsored by the Hermes Foundation.y the Hermes Foundation.

Reception follows at the University Art Gallery


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Anya Gallacio

Anya Gallaccio creates site-specific installations, often using organic materials as her medium. Past projects have included arranging a ton of oranges on a floor, placing a thirty-two ton block of ice in a boiler room, and painting a wall with chocolate. The nature of these materials results in natural processes of transformation and decay, often with unpredictable results. Gallaccio has stated, "I see my works as being a performance and a collaboration... There is an unpredictability in the materials and collaborations I get involved in. Making a piece of work becomes about chance - not just imposing will on something, but acknowledging its inherent qualities."

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Pushing The Lens | Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Pushing The Lens: Conceptual Practices in Photography

An ongoing series of lectures by artists who use photography to investigate subjects ranging from identity to history; ethnography and cataloguing; collecting, consuming and desire. They are disparate in their approaches but each photographer plays with the boundaries of the medium to different ends. Each artist will share their experience for the benefit of the School of Arts students but their practices will demonstrate how contemporary photography and the humanities or the sciences can collide.

Cindy Bernard
October 13
Sculpture Studio Building
Nixon Theater on the 2nd Floor

Ken Gonzales-Day
November 19
Studio Four, Building 725

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Catalyst Gallery

Catalyst Gallery

Catalyst is a student led gallery featuring the work of Studio Art undergraduates.

ACT Building, 2nd Floor

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Drawing & Painting

There are two large studio spaces, over 1000 square feet each, utilized for a variety of painting and drawing courses from introductory level to advanced techniques and concepts.

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The facility services both black & white and color photography courses with a group laboratory, individual dark rooms, mural darkroom and digital photographic processing. The facility also houses a large array of photographic equipment including a variety of cameras, lenses and lighting kits.

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undergraduate | requirements

Departmental Requirements for the Major

  • Art 1A-B-C (taken the first year in residence);
  • Art 9A and 11A;
  • one course from Art History 40A, 40B, 40C, 42A, 42B, 42C or 42D;
  • four lower-division courses selected from Art 20-99; and
  • six upper-division courses from:
    Art 100-115 (no more than three courses in this category); and
    Art 130-195 (minimum of three courses in this category)
  • two issues courses chosen from Art 116-129 or any Art 100 with "Issues" in its title.

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