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Set Pieces | 2009 MFA Thesis Show

Set Pieces
2009 MFA Thesis Show, Part 2
Studio Art
Claire Trevor School of the Arts
University of California, Irvine

May 14-29

Opening Reception
Thursday, May 14, 6-9PM

Performance by Marcus Civin
May 14, 7 & 8PM
May 21, 12:00PM

Admission is Free

Featuring the MFA Thesis Candidates:
Marcus Civin
Laurel Frank
Jen Smith
Sean Sullivan
Grant Vetter
Maya Weimer

University Art Gallery + Room Gallery
Blg. 712
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86 Everybody! | 2009 MFA Thesis Show

86 Everybody!
2009 MFA Thesis Show, Part 1
Studio Art
Claire Trevor School of the Arts
University of California, Irvine

April 23-May 8

Opening Reception
Thursday, April 23, 6:00-9:00p.m.

Admission is Free

MFA Thesis Candidates:
Arielle Bivas
kate hers
Dong Hoon Jun
Jared Nielsen
Morgan Wells

University Art Gallery + Room Gallery
Bldg. 712 & 727
Tuesdays - Saturdays, 12-5p.m.
tel 949-824-9854

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Anya Gallaccio - Visiting Artist Lecture

Thursday, April 30, 2009
Art Studio, Room 160

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."

Gallaccio attended Kingston Polytechnic and Goldsmiths' College at the University of London, and now lives and works in London. Gallaccio has exhibited extensively, including recent solo exhibitions at the Tate Britain and at Ikon
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Tony Cokes - Visiting Artist Lecture

Thursday, April 16, 2009
Humanities Hall, Room 254

Tony Cokes is a post-conceptualist whose practice foregrounds social critique. His video, installation, and sound works recontextualize appropriated materials to reflect upon our production as subjects under capital. His recent projects often take the form of text animations with sound functioning as a constitutive, intertextual element, complicating the visual.

Cokes is a Professor in Media Production, Department of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University, Providence, RI. For the 2008-9 academic year he is a Resident Scholar / Artist-in-Residence at The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, CA.

Cokes' works have appeared in exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art, NYC, MACBA, Barcelona, Spain, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany, and La Cinémathèque Française, Paris. His numerous media festival
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Patrick Hill - Visiting Artist Lecture

Thursday, April 9, 2009
Humanities Hall, Room 254

Employing the language of abstract sculpture, Patrick Hill creates highly referential, narrative constructions contrasting hard, architectural elements with soft, supple materials. This deliberate juxtaposition of materials serves to suggest distasteful aspects of the physicality of the human body and invites the viewer into difficult dialogues with the work.

Patrick Hill was born in Royal Oak, Michigan in 1972 and now lives and works in Los Angeles. His work has recently been exhibited at The Approach, London and Bortolami Gallery, New York. he was included in the 2008 Biennial Exhibition at Whitney Museum of American Art.

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2009 Studio Art Undergraduate Exhibition
Curated by Sarah Bancroft, Orange County Museum of Art
Claire Trevor School of the Arts
University of California, Irvine

April 2-17

Opening Reception
Thursday, April 2, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Admission is free

Featuring the artists:
Mitch Esaki
Pamela-Joy Fong
David Gutierrez
Anita Issagholyan
Mena Kamel
Daniel Kim
Maria Korol
John O'Brien
Vy Pham
Conan Thai
Jayson Ward
Elizabeth Watkins

University Art Gallery
Bldg. 712
Tuesday - Saturday, 12 - 5 p.m.
tel 949-824-9854

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Jedediah Caesar - Visiting Artist Lecture

Wednesday, December 3, 2008
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Art Studio, Room 160
Jedediah Caesar received his M.F.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.  His work has been shown in solo exhibitions at Andrea Kreps Gallery, New York, and Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles.  Recent group exhibitions include "Trace", Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, New York; "Ask the Dust", D'Amelio Terras Gallery, New York; "Sculpture--Nouvelles formes", Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris; "Sugartown", Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York; "Fearless Vampire Killers", Casey Kaplan 10-6, New York; "Thing", Armand Hammer Museum and Cultural Center, Los Angeles, "The 7th Annual Altoids Collection", Consolidated Works, Seattle; Blue Star Art Complex, San Antonio; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Luckman Center for Visual Arts, Los Angeles; Locust Projects, Miami; and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles.

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Carter Comes to Campus

The Visiting Artist Lecture Series welcomed New York-based artist Carter to the UC Irvine campus the week of May 15th. Carter gave a guest lecture on his work, and lead a three day workshop in graduate studies. He met individually with graduate students with an emphasis on sculpture, painting and photography to discuss their past and current projects and later engaged in group critique. The final day was spent at the Getty Center discussing selections from the video program, California Video. The first comprehensive survey of video art from 1968 to the present, the program featured a day long screening of works by Bruce Yonemoto, Chair of Studio Art.

Carter has come to prominence recently with a varied yet cohesive range of work that suggests Oliver Sacks-like themes of real versus fictional identities, both mental and corporeal. His quasi-figurative landscapes, combining pen and ink with collaged elements, are dominated by rock-like human heads. His videos and
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2014-2015 Season Brochure

Welcome to the 50th Anniversary of UC Irvine — and to the Claire Trevor School of the Arts’ 2014-15 season of exciting exhibitions, performances, and special events. Since its founding in 1965, the School of Fine Arts has been a unique and vibrant presence in the community, nationally, and internationally, building from strength to strength across these five decades.
To celebrate our Golden Anniversary, we’re re-introducing some of our most notable founding faculty members: Dr. Robert Cohen, Claire Trevor Professor of Drama (and still a central member of the Drama Department), Dance’s Eugene Loring, Music’s Professor Emeritus H. Colin Slim, and several founding Art Department faculty members and students who are now part of any Who’s Who of Southern California art. Beyond these tributes, this year we’re building on our enormously successful 2013-14 season, in which CTSA was named — from a field of fortyeight nominees — Coast Magazine’s Top Arts Organization in Orange County,
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