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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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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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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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The sculpture studio encompasses a 2400 square foot wood working and lecture facility, a 900 square foot state of the art welding studio and open yard space for the production of large scale works. A large array of professional tools are available for the creation of complex sculptural elements. Courses range from basic sculpture to advanced level instruction using a variety of mediums including wood, metal and ceramic based sculpture.

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The Departmental of Art's roster of core faculty reflects the interdisciplinary character of its program. The Department of Art is comprised of a group of artists and arts professionals with an exceptionally broad range of emphases.  While artists with strengths in traditional media are well-represented, many of the department's faculty work across media, in emerging genres and media, in ancillary fields such as exhibition curating and critical theory, as well as in arenas not normally associated with art production, such as education and publishing.  The Department of Art is thus able to privilege both the impulse to bring new creative work into the world as well as the capacity for reflection necessary for understanding its meaning and impact. 

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graduate | requirements

- 108 units over a three-year course of study are required.

- Students must take a minimum of 12 units per quarter.

- Residency is required.

FIRST YEAR - 36 units required
Art 210: First Year Graduate Seminar (Fall)

Art 220: Graduate Seminar: Issues in Contemporary Art (Winter)

Art 230: Graduate Group Critique (3 courses; must take one course per quarter)

Art 240: Interdiscipinary Projects (3 courses; must take one course per quarter)

Art 215: Graduate Seminar: Interdisciplinary Studies in Art and Culture, or Art 251: Special Topics Seminar (in Winter or Spring)

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