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Visual Arts on Campus

The CSULB School of Art features a large, five gallery exhibition space devoted to showcasing student work. Exhibitions open on Sundays during the academic year and remain on display through the following Thursday. Gallery hours are Sunday 5-7pm, Monday-Thursday from 12noon-5pm, with extended hours on Wednesday until 7pm.

The University Art Museum is located in the CSULB Horn Center and is open Mon, Tues, Thur from 12-5pm, Weds from 12-8pm, Sun from 12-5pm. Closed on Fridays, Saturdays, and all CSULB holidays.

Design events are generally held in the Duncan Anderson Design Gallery, a multipurpose space within the Design building, on the corner of State University Drive and Deukmejian Way.

 

University Art Museum
lauren woods: Monument
Paused but in the museum through December 9
Admission: Free and Open to the Public
The University Art Museum (UAM) at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) is presenting a major artwork by artist lauren woods, to be “unveiled” in September 2018. The artist will transform the museum into a monument that prompts consideration of the cultural circumstances under which African-Americans have lost their lives to police brutality. The new-media monument provides a vehicle by which to analyze the complex relationship between constructed race, material violence, and structural power. Lauren woods is a conceptual artist whose hybrid media projects—film, video and sound installations, public interventions and site-specific work—engage history as a lens by which to view the socio-politics of the present. Challenging the tradition of documentary/ethnography as objective, she creates ethno-fictive documents that investigate invisible dynamics in society, remixing memory and imagining other possibilities. She also explores how traditional monument-making can be translated into new contemporary models of commemoration with new media.

School of Art

Katherine McRaven, Metals/ Jordan Solo, Metals/
Elaine Carlson, Metals/ Cecilia Gogue, Sculpture/Ashley Greer, Metals

October 28-November 1
CSULB Student Art Galleries
Free Admission

Katherine McRaven considers themes of space, technology, and identity through a topological lens. Works displayed include sculptural metalwork, digitally fabricated objects, and wearables in metal and plastic. Jordan (Jojo) Solo uses metals to create macabre reliquaries, wearables, and sculptures to reevaluate concepts around morality, animal rights, and hierarchy in society. Elaine Carlson will be using metals (ie. Copper, brass, silver) to convey organic forms through jewelry, vessels, and sculpture in her BFA show. Cecilia Gogue will be exploring the cultural disparity in assimilation. She intends to create an immersive installation using both traditional and digital methods of fabrication as a statement of indigenous reclamation. Ashley Ryane Greer will feature sculptural jewelry, vessels, and enameled objects made in silver, copper, brass, and bronze.

 

Department of Design

Design BA Fall Exhibition

Monday-Friday, October 29-November 9 
Duncan Anderson Gallery
Free Admission
Gallery hours are 10am-5pm

 

Duncan Anderson Design Lecture Series

Quyhnh Nguyen

Thursday, November 1 at 7pm
Duncan Anderson Gallery
Free Admission

 

CSULB School of Art

Graduate Critique Week

November 4-8
CSULB Student Art Galleries
Free Admission

Graduate Critique Week features diverse work from graduate students in Printmaking, Fiber, Photography, Drawing & Painting, Sculpture, and Metals. This graduate showcase includes critique sessions by visiting artists and critics that are open to the public.

 

Duncan Anderson Design Lecture Series

Jenna Didier, Artist/Non-Profit Founder

Thursday, November 8 at 7pm
Duncan Anderson Gallery
Free Admission

Jenna Didier is an artist whose work expanded, shifting focus to the public realm and social aesthetics in 2002 when she founded Materials & Applications to explore collaborative methodologies and new media/ technologies. She has been a guest lecturer at the Studio for Urban Projects in San Francisco, MIT Computation Lab,Taliesin West, The Storefront for Art and Architecture LA pop-up, AIA Mobius LA Conference, the MAK Center, CalArts, AltBuild Conference, and TED-LA amongst other venues.

 

CSULB School of Art

Illustration & Animation BFA Group Exhibition

November 11-15
Free Admission

The Illustration & Animation BFA group exhibition features work from graduating Illustration and Animation BFA students.

 

Department of Design

Industrial Design Works in Progress Exhibition

Monday-Friday, November 13-25
Bruce Hatch Display Case
Free Admission

 

CSULB School of Art

Dana Bilhimer, Printmaking/ Doris Rivera, Ceramics/
Joanie Ellen, Wood/Matthew Johnson, Ceramics/
Natalie Rosen, Illustration

November 25-29
CSULB Student Art Galleries
Free Admission

Dana Bilhimer presents monoprinted collagraphs that focus on the effects and cause of climate change. Grounded in landscapes, the prints are textural, moody, and large in scale. Doris Rivera presents an installation constructed with wood and will include small to medium sized ceramic sculptures. The work will be exploring figuration in a predominately abstract climate. Matthew Johnson displays work comprised of relief, silkscreen, and lithograph prints, as well as a few sculptures. Natalie Rosen creates work using an assortment of mixed media techniques exploring the relationship between humor and conflict, and how humor can be used as a tool to cope with pain. Joannie Ellen creates an installation featuring multiple oversized rocking panties, absurd in scale and material scope. There will also be performative elements and video.

 

Duncan Anderson Design Lecture Series

Lesley Roberts | Oceanparkstudio

Thursday, November 29 at 7pm
Duncan Anderson Gallery
Free Admission

Moderated Panel – Topic To Be Determined

 

CSULB School of Art

51st Annual Holiday Art Sale

December 2-6
CSULB Student Art Galleries
Free Admission

The annual Holiday Art Sale occupies all of the School of Art galleries and features an array of amazing handcrafted, hand-printed, and wonderfully inspiring one-of-a-kind pieces. All are available for purchase. Gallery hours are Sunday - 4-7pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday – 12noon-5pm. Wednesday from 12-7pm.

 

School of Art

Drawing & Painting BFA Group Exhibition/
Photography BFA Group Exhibition

December 9-13
CSULB Student Art Galleries  
Free Admission

The Drawing & 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. 

 

Department of Design

Industrial Design Works in Progress Exhibition, Part 2

Monday, December 10
Duncan Anderson Gallery  
Free Admission
Gallery hours are 10am-5pm

 

CSULB School of Art

Kristen Negron, Ceramics/ Daniel Barajas, Drawing & Painting/
Annel Labrador, Illustration/ Art Education Credential

December 16-20
CSULB Student Art Galleries
Free Admission

Kristen Negron will be exposing the systemic nature of sexual assault to speak against victim blaming using photography and ceramic sculptures made from donated items of clothing. Daniel Barajas will present a series of portraits based on artists through a hybridity of representational and abstracted techniques, centered on the fragilities adopted through the practice of art. Annel Kate D. Labarador will be exhibiting full-color digital illustrations telling a time-of-old tale of girlish naïveté, coming of age, and political upheaval. Art Education credential students display artwork as well as documentation of their academic progress and teaching experience within the program.