Her sound art gave voice to black people killed by police. Finally, we get to hear it
“American Monument” is by artist lauren woods, left, who is protesting police violence against African Americans. Curator Kimberli Meyer is a key collaborator who helped get the work staged at UC Irvine’s Beall Center. (Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times)
Art of Social Change
Two more UCI faculty and alumni receive Guggenheim Fellowships When a shiny sculpture of a rabbit by the most commercially successful living artist sold for a record-breaking $91 million at auction earlier this year, UCI art professor Daniel Joseph Martinez shrugged. “We don’t remember the people...
UCI commencement ceremonies to take place June 14-17
UCI will host commencement services for its 54th graduating class over four days in the Bren Events Center. Between Friday, June 14, and Monday, June 17, 11 ceremonies will take place – with UCI awarding 10,323 undergraduate degrees to 9,403 Anteaters.
Tony DeLap, Former UCI Art Professor and Groundbreaking Artist, Dies at Age 91
DeLap’s final public appearance, in January, was participating in a panel discussion at UCI Arts. For this occasion, the lucid nonagenarian exhibited his characteristic dry sense of humor while discussing memorable events from his years at UCI.
Tony DeLap, pioneering West Coast figure in abstract art, dies at 91
Via Los Angeles Time, June 1, 2019 "Tony DeLap, the Orange County artist who helped to define West Coast minimalism through his meticulous exploration of the intersection of sculpture and painting, has died. He was 91. DeLap died Wednesday at his home in Corona del Mar, said his studio assistant...
MFA Alums Juan Capistran and Jenny Yurshansky Featured in COLA --- An Exhibition at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
The exhibition COLA, showcasing new works by multi-media artists was displayed from May 23 - July 14, 2019, at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. UCI MFA alums, Juan Capistran (2002) and Jenny Yurshansky (2010) were featured.
What They Found: Our Contributors Share Their 2018 Discoveries
"Ashley Clark, film programmer and critic In March, acting on a recommendation from the website Screen Slate—an increasingly essential resource in this rep coverage–starved age—I took myself to Manhattan’s Electronic Arts Intermix to see a shorts program by a grandly named video and performance...
All Hands on Deck for Boat Building
by Gustavo Arellano, Alta With his proto-Fu Manchu mustache, bright eyes, salt-and-pepper hair, sporty brown vest and Australian accent, Simon Penny seems like he should be a BBC documentarian. But he’s actually a UC Irvine professor. And a boatbuilder. And the boat he’s building is not just some...
A Memorable First Glimpse – The Buck Collection at UCI
Gerald Buck was a Newport Beach developer whose passion for compelling art grew into that of legend over a span of 40 years until his death in 2013. This long-time love affair with art resulted in a massive collection of 3,300 artworks by California...
Charles White’s Students on Why They—and the Art World—Wouldn’t Be the Same Without His Work
"But his impact extended beyond what White as an individual made himself. White was an instructor at the Otis Art Institute, where he taught a number of artists who have not only made names for themselves—in some instances, by continuing to work with the themes that White pioneered—but who now ...
'First Glimpse' peers into UC Irvine's treasure trove of California art, the 'largest collection of art that no one has ever seen'
In the spring of 2012, Orange County developer Gerald Buck attended a seminar at Laguna Art Museum. Discussion topics that day included the Getty Foundation’s 2011-12 “Pacific Standard Time” (PST) art initiative, involving more than 100 Southland museums.
Much-anticipated museum begins previews of long-hidden paintings, sculptures
“We are creating a world-class museum and research oasis to study and enjoy the rich expanse of California art,” said Stephen Barker, dean of UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts and executive director of IMCA. “California artists use light and space...
1888 Center will feature a reading and showing of artwork by Antoinette LaFarge
This presentation focuses on Burning Time, a graphic book collaboration between writer Jonathan Alexander and artist Antoinette LaFarge, UCI Art Faculty that explores the intimacies of imagined memory and sexuality. The book consists of cycle of 8 poems and 8 associated panoramic paintings to tell...
Arts preview: The visual arts scene is rapidly evolving
UC Irvine is looking for a similar SoCal-based starchitect to begin designing a new home for its recently acquired Irvine and Buck Collections, constituting some 5,000 works of California art, including the largest collection of California impressionists
UCR Arts Exhibition Examines Architecture and Painting
A new exhibition heading to UCR Arts invites viewers to contemplate the distinctions between architecture and painting. Kevin Appel’s paintings explore the relationship between architecture and the painted image. Using photographs of tangled rebar as a ground on which to build his painting, he...
Irvine Museum Collection exhibits popular works from the past as it plans for move to UCI
UCI is presenting “First Glimpse: Introducing the Buck Collection,” Sept. 29-Jan. 5, 2019. The exhibit, sponsored by the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, will include highlights from the Buck Collection on display in the University Art Galleries.