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A GIFT OF ART, WORKS BY ARTISTS KEVIN APPEL, BARBARA T. SMITH, BRUCE YONEMOTO, LIAT YOSSIFOR

The Department of Art is pleased to present a unique opportunity to support its programs and collaborative projects with a collection of prints by artists Kevin Appel, Barbara T. Smith, Bruce Yonemoto, and Liat Yossifor.  With your generous donation, you will receive one or more of the four prints, as a gift from the Department of Art.  Each print is signed by the artist and comes with a certificate of authentication.

The framed prints will be on display in the Department of Art administrative office on the top floor of the Art Culture & Technology building. We welcome you to visit the department to view the prints.  For directions, please see: http://studioart.arts.uci.edu/map-directions.

Please see the detailed information below to learn how to donate to the Department of Art, and to learn about each artist and their respective artwork. 


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ED MOSES: CROSS-SECTION

ED MOSES: CROSS-SECTION
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 11, 2014 | 2 PM - 5 PM
Exhibition Dates: October 11, 2014 - December 13, 2014

The University Art Galleries (UAG) will mount a solo exhibition of paintings by Ed Moses, utilizing all three galleries and featuring works from the 1970s to the present. Cross-Section will trace the common thematic thread binding Moses's prolific and continuous act of exploration. In so doing, the philosophical continuity of the artist's disparate visual strategies will be framed, strategies the artist has repeated and contradicted, as his investigation into the painted form has changed direction or reversed course over the past five decades. The curatorial perspective, in turn, will provide a rhizomatic framework to Moses's oeuvre – a genealogy of these strategies – in place of the conventional, chronological account typically used by institutions to situate an artist's work within historical
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GRADUATE ALUMNUS AMIR NIKRAVAN, SOLO EXHIBITION AT VARIOUS SMALL FIRES

Merge Visible
Amir Nikravan (MFA 2011)
Various Small Fires (VSP)
Exhibition Dates: October 9, 2014 - November 8, 2014

VSF is pleased to present the gallery’s first solo exhibition of the Los Angeles-based painter Amir
Nikravan. Despite their impasto appearance, Nikravan’s work fuses the logic of painting, photography,
and sculpture onto one deceptively flat plane. Using negative space to create a positive represen-
tation of an image/object, he produces photorealistic ‘still life’ paintings of paintings that ultimately
question the legacy of art and objecthood.

Taking its title from the Photoshop command that collapses all visible layers into one conglomerate
layer, Merge Visible features paintings that are constructed through the physical enactment of this
directive. Materials ranging from paint to rocks are built up in layers via repetitive gestures until a
temporary sculpture emerges. The
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GRADUATE ALUMNUS PAUL PESCADOR, SOLO EXHIBITION AT PARK VIEW

Color/d: Vol. I - III
Paul Pescador (MFA 2012)
Opening Reception: November 16, 4-7pm
Exhibition Dates: November 16 - December 21, 2014

Offsite Screening: November 8, 11:55pm
Los Feliz 3, 1822 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles

Park View is pleased to announce Color/d: Vol. I - III, the gallery’s first one-person show with Paul Pescador.  It will run from November 16 through December 21 at 836 S. Park View Street, Unit 8, and a reception for the artist will be held on Sunday November 16 from 4 – 7pm.

His new film, also titled Color/d, will screen at the Los Feliz 3, located at 1822 N. Vermont Avenue in
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GRADUATE ALUMNUS MICHAEL DAHAN, TWO POINTS OF FAILURE PRESENTED AT PRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALS

Graduate alumnus Michael Moshe Dahan’s (MFA 2014) short film “Two Points of Failure”  (2013) continues to be presented at prestigious international experimental film festivals.

The piece made its international premiere in competition as part of the Tiger Shorts Program at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) 2014, and was subsequently invited to screen at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival.  The last few months have brought invitations to screen the film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in Scottland (EIFF) 2014, 25FPS Festival in Zagreb, Croatia, The Farnsworth Art Museum, The Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival (BIEFF) 2014, and most recently, the 18th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2014 in the Czech Republic.   In addition, the artist was featured in conversation with Professor Jamie
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GRADUATE STUDENT KATIE SHAPIRO, GROUP EXHIBITION AT L'ART PROJECTS

The Shape of Things
L'art Projects
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 22, 2014
Exhibition Dates: November 22, 2014 – December 16, 2014

Artists: Aaron Farley, Kate Johnson, Rachel Roske, Katie Shapiro
 
Hollywood, CA - L'ART PROJECTS is proud to present "The Shape of Things," featuring photographs, painting, and sculpture from artists Aaron Farley, Kate Johnson, Rachel Roske and Katie Shapiro. In addition to the gallery presentation, a twelve-foot evergreen tree will be decorated with prints from illustrator and printmaker Clay Hickson. In the spirit of the giving season, proceeds from sales will benefit two charities: TEEN LINE and UNICEF Chinese Children’s Initiative.

Each of the artists in the show explore the formal aspects of the photographic medium: shape, color, light, dimension, and more. Katie Shapiro choreographs stunning compositions with the photographic process, overlaying colors and shapes upon each
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GRADUATE STUDENT CONOR THOMPSON, TWO-PERSON EXHIBITION AT BOUY

In The Road
An exhibition of new paintings by Ryan Kish and Conor Thompson
BUOY
Exhibition Dates: November 21, 2014 - January 5, 2015

BUOY is proud to present In The Road, an exhibition of new paintings by Ryan Kish and Conor Thompson. On August 31st Kish and Thompson embarked on a nine-day road trip from Los Angeles to Maine. They painted en plein air at various sites across the country. As a point of departure for the exhibition, the trip provided Kish and Thompson with the opportunity to explore historical tropes of the American road, the zeitgeist of American modernist landscape painting, and their own personal narratives.

Over the course of their trip Kish and Thompson debated painting’s import in the 21st century. These conversations continued over the Internet in the weeks that followed
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GRADUATE STUDENT CONOR THOMPSON, GROUP EXHIBITION AT GREENPOINT TERMINAL GALLERY

Splinter Field
Greenpoint Terminal Gallery
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 13, 2014 | 7 PM - 10 PM
Exhibition Dates: December 13, 2014 - January 24, 2015

Artists:
Keegan McHargue
Brent Owens
Matthew Palladino
Matthew Speedy
Devin Troy Strother
Conor Thompson

Image: Conor Thompson, courtesy of the artist.


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Michael Moshe Dahan’s short film “Two Points of Failure”

2014 Department of Art MFA Alumnus Michael Moshe Dahan’s short film “Two Points of Failure”  (2013) continues to be presented at prestigious international experimental film festivals.

The piece made its international premiere in competition as part of the Tiger Shorts Program at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) 2014, and was subsequently invited to screen at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival.  Invitations have been made to screen the film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in Scottland (EIFF) 2014, 25FPS Festival in Zagreb, Croatia, The Farnsworth Art Museum, The Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival (BIEFF) 2014, and most recently, the 18th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2014 in the Czech Republic.   In addition, the artist was featured in conversation with Professor Jamie Nisbet for Artforum.com / 500 Words.

Conceived and directed by Dahan and Produced by N. Braxton Pope, "Two Points of Failure" frames the demise
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Edward Patrick Alva Returning to Sundance as Assistant Editor

Edward Patrick Alva returns to Sundance as the assistant editor on the film "The Hunting Ground" by Kirby Dick.

From the Makers of "the Invisible War" comes a startling exposé of rape crimes on U.S. campuses. Weaving together first-person testimonies, the film follows survivors as they pursue their education and justice - despite harsh retaliation, harassment, and pushback.

For more information:

http://www.indiewire.com/film/the-hunting-ground

 


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