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Dear Valued Patrons and Supporters of the CSULB College of the Arts:

The health and safety of our community, our campus, and our visitors are of paramount importance to our college and university leadership, faculty, and staff. As news and information about the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 – the respiratory infection caused by the virus – continues to develop, we wanted to update you on how our college is currently addressing those concerns in regards to our numerous public events.

Out of an abundance of caution, and to assist with the state-wide recommendations for social distancing, our performance, exhibition, and public event calendar has been adjusted in the following ways:

  • The School of Art has canceled all Sunday evening public openings for its galleries and is in discussions regarding how to handle the schedule of weekly student exhibitions
  • The Department of Design will offer the remaining Duncan Anderson Design Lectures online and has postponed its Works in Progress exhibitions through April 20
  • The Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum is maintaining regular open hours for Gyre through March 28, but has canceled the March 17 Mindful Meditation session.

University and college leadership continues to evaluate the situation as it evolves on a daily basis and the university is in regular communication with our local government offices. Should there be any changes to our schedules and our status, we will keep you informed. We value and appreciate your support and patronage, and your love for the arts.  And we are grateful for your patience and understanding as we navigate through these challenges together.

For complete information on the University response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), please see csulb.edu/covid-19

 

Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum

Gyre

Through March 28

Kleefeld Contemporary presents a series of eight, one-week, one-work exhibitions. Like the center point of a gyre, each work of art will be the locus of an encircling current of activities designed to encourage mindful looking and careful engagement with art. Gyre embraces the notion that artwork is at the center of what the museum co-creates. Art is the source, the material, and the inspiration for what we do as a community. During this rotating exhibition series, all visitors will be asked to put away their phones, join in quiet individual looking or guided group viewing exercises, and consider this weekly sequence of individual artworks and the ideas they bring to mind.

  • Eugenia Vargas Pereira – February 4-8
  • Keith Walsh – February 11-15
  • John Baldessari – February 18-22
  • Phung Huynh – February 25-29
  • James Griffith – March 3-7
  • David Harper – March 10-14
  • Bill Whiskey Tjapaltjarri – March 17-21
  • Nery Gabriel Lemus – March 24-March 28

 

EVENTS BELOW ARE POSTPONED OR ONLY AVAILABLE ONLINE - Please visit the individual department websites for current status of public events

Interior Design Program

Interior Design Works in Progress Exhibition

March 9-13
Duncan Anderson Design Gallery     
Free Admission

 

Duncan Anderson Design Lecture Series

Billy Almon Price: Biomimicry: Designing the Future (of Everything)

Thursday, March 12 at 7pm
Duncan Anderson Gallery     
Free Admission

 

CSULB School of Art

Ashley Estabrook, Ceramics/ Bailey Walters, Ceramics/ Lexis Gomez, Ceramics/ Sara Pennington, Sculpture / Cecilia Leonard, Sculpture

March 15-19
CSULB Student Art Galleries  
Free Admission

Ashley Estabrook’s BFA ceramics show emulates public gardens and considers the notion of these spaces as monuments to the ideals of balance and order. Bailey Walter’s BFA ceramics exhibition uses clay to invoke a domestic space that recognizes the intersections of memory, inheritance, epigenetics, and phenomenology. Lexis Gomez’s BFA ceramics exhibition makes use of the human figure to explore issues relating to the feminine experience. Sara Pennington’s BFA sculpture show is a multimedia installation that explores gender fluidity through Plato’s Allegory of the Cave as a means for teaching. Cecilia Leonard’s BFA sculpture exhibition features an installation that examines gender, pop culture, and technology in relation to the niche “gap” generation known as the “zillenials.”

 

CSULB School of Art

Museum Studies Symposium
Forms of Reparations: The Museum and Restorative Justice

Wednesday, March 18
CSULB University Theater and Student Union Ballrooms  
Free Admission

Pressure is mounting for museums to become self-critical about the ways in which they perpetuate institutional trauma on underserved communities. Activist groups and artist collectives, as well as intellectuals, scholars, and community members are demanding more tangible acts of restitution.  But, how are the institutions themselves responding? Forms of Reparations: The Museum and Restorative Justice, is a symposium focusing on the present state of decolonization within museums; identifying and articulating the many subtle ways by which cultural institutions sustain white supremacy, imperialism, and exploitation. This symposium invites leading scholars, activists, and artists to present lectures, workshops, and participate in panel discussions, addressing questions such as: What exactly does it mean to decolonize the museum? Has the recent currency awarded to the term decolonization taken away its original revolutionary intent? Can institutions and activists work together, or are they doomed to occupy opposing sides? Is it possible to genuinely decolonize museums?

 

School of Art

Macie Group, Printmaking/ Thomas Macie/ Christopher Suarez, Ceramics/ Edith Conteras, Printmaking/ Grace Ha, Ceramics / Jenny Rask, Sculpture

March 22-26
CSULB Student Art Galleries  
Free Admission

The Macie Group exhibition highlights works on paper by BFA printmaking students. Christopher Suarez’s BFA ceramics show is a mixed media installation that addresses the themes of home, family, and love in relation to location. Edith Contrera’s BFA printmaking show consists of prints and fiber media works that explore issues related to US Latinx identity and culture. Grace Ha’s ceramic’s BFA show is a sculpture installation that explores and brings attention to the psychological and physical manifestations of emotional trauma. Jenny Rask’s MFA sculpture exhibition Self Help ‘Contraptions’ features semi-automatic analogue contraptions intended to help those seeking inner peace.  

 

CSULB School of Art

Erika Barrios, Sculpture/ Pilar Valdez, Sculpture/ Sage LaRae Monroe,
3D Media Fiber/ Ya-Chu Hu, Graphic Design/ Shima Taj Bakhsh, Sculpture

April 5-9
CSULB Student Art Galleries  
Free Admission

Erika Barrio’s MFA sculpture exhibition is an immersive mixed media installation that simultaneously explores elements of destruction and transformation. Pilar Valdez’s MFA sculpture exhibition is a layered multimedia sculpture that includes video works and delves into virtual reality. Sage LaRae Monroe’s BFA 3D media-fiber exhibition communicates mantras of self-care through weavings and dyed and embroidered fiber works. Ya-Chu Hu’s MFA graphic design show is a mixed media installation creating a guide to self-improvement that takes viewers on a journey towards inner peace. Shima Taj Bakhsh’s MFA sculpture exhibition uses aspects of architecture and cartography to playfully engage with historical, collective, and personal memory.

 

Duncan Anderson Design Lecture Series

Christian Schluender – HARMAN International

Thursday, April 9 at 7pm Design Lecture Hall 112        
Free Admission

 

CSULB School of Art

Brianna Miyoko Stanley Lane, Drawing & Painting/
Daniela Barbani, Printmaking/ So Im Park, Ceramics/
Cathy Le, Illustration/ Caitlin Canchola, Printmaking

April 12-16
CSULB Student Art Galleries  
Free Admission

Briana Miyoko Stanley Lane’s MFA drawing and painting exhibition is a massive installation consisting of three different sections that individually address issues of contemporary environmental trauma. Daniela Barbani’s MFA printmaking exhibition addresses the plight of Los Angeles’ urban mountain lion population through a series of prints on unconventional and found material. Cathy Le’s MFA illustration exhibition features digital illustrations based on a fantasy world and characters that deal with themes of colonization, fetishization, and exploitation. Caitlin Canchola’s MFA printmaking exhibition examines and critiques divides created by the human gaze and systems of valorization within the context of museum practices and commercial packaging.

 

Industrial Design Program

Industrial Design Junior Works in Progress Exhibition

April 13-17
Duncan Anderson Design Gallery     
Free Admission

 

Duncan Anderson Design Lecture Series

Katharine Hargreaves – ARKO: Design for Change

Thursday, April 16 at 7pm
Duncan Anderson Design Gallery     
Free Admission

 

CSULB School of Art

Jillian Thompson, Metals/ Alvaro D. Marquez, Printmaking/
Benjamin Lin, Illustration & Animation/
Aaron Brown, Illustration & Animation/ Sulki Kim, Sculpture

April 19-23

Jillian Thompson’s MFA metals exhibition is an immersive mixed media installation that focuses on themes of Black womanhood through the lens of contemporary Black culture. Alvaro D. Marquez’s MFA printmaking exhibition consists of print-based installations and traditional works on paper that reference the development of the Los Angeles Basic. Benjamin Lin’s MFA illustration exhibition Die Kornmutter is a film on an allegorical fairytale based on German changeling myths. Aaron Brown’s MFA illustration & animation exhibition explores the malleable relationship between stop-motion animation, sculpture, and interactive experiences. Sulki Kim’s MFA sculpture exhibition, Sorry If I Failed You, consists of four mixed media installations that deal with the uncanny of domestic life.

 

Industrial Design Program

Industrial Design Sophomore Portfolio Exhibition

April 20-24
Duncan Anderson Design Gallery     
Free Admission

 

 

Duncan Anderson Design Lecture Series

Christian Robert and Brooks Atwood – OFFICEUNTITLED   

Thursday, April 23 at 7pm
Duncan Anderson Gallery     
Free Admission

 

CSULB School of Art

Rodolfo Montalvo, Illustration/ Sara Hassan Khani, Illustration/
Animation BFA Group Exhibition

April 26-30
CSULB Student Art Galleries  
Free Admission

Rodolfo Montalvo’s MFA illustration exhibition includes works that reinterpret Mexican folk-art and explore the artist’s disconnections to cultural heritage. Sara Hassan Khani’s MFA Illustration exhibition consists of mixed media drawings, paintings, and prints that address the theme of immigration and its relation to the concept of home. The Animation BFA group exhibition features senior films from graduating students.

 

Interior Design Program

Interior Design Sophomore Portfolio Exhibition

April 27-May 1
Duncan Anderson Design Gallery     
Free Admission

 

School of Art

Illustration & Animation Group Exhibition/ Andrew Velasquez, Printmaking

May 3-7
CSULB Student Art Galleries  
Free Admission

The Illustration & Animation BFA group show features work from graduating students. Andrew Velasquez BFA printmaking exhibition Just Kidding depicts dogs as immortalized figures through a variety of printmaking techniques.  

 

Industrial Design Program

BA Senior Show

May 4-7
Duncan Anderson Design Gallery     
Free Admission

 

Duncan Anderson Design Lecture Series

Joel Bell - JBID

Thursday, May 7 at 7pm
Duncan Anderson Gallery     
Free Admission

 

School of Art

Drawing & Painting Group Exhibition/ Photography Group Exhibition

May 10-14
CSULB Student Art Galleries  
Free Admission

The Drawing and Painting BFA group exhibition features work from graduating Drawing and Painting BFA students.  The Photography BFA group exhibition features work from graduating Photography BFA students. 

 

CSULB School of Art

Graphic Design Group Exhibition

May 17-21
CSULB Student Art Galleries  
Free Admission

The Graphic Design BFA group exhibition features work from graduating Graphic Design BFA students.

 

Design Department

Senior Show & Exhibition

May 19-22      
Duncan Anderson Design Gallery and Design 112
Free Admission