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Artist Lauren Woods talks to Kimberli Mayer

University Art Museum

lauren woods: Monument

September 17-December 9
Opening Reception, Sunday, September 16, 4-6pm 
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.

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.

 

CSULB School of Art

Cynthia Osborne Tribute/ Ashley Estabrook, Ceramics/
Nathalie Aguilar, Photography/ Joshua Thomen, Sculpture

August 26-30
CSULB Student Art Galleries
Free Admission

A tribute exhibition will be held in memory of former printmaking faculty Cynthia Osborne. The exhibition will feature lithographic prints dealing with her personal take on the meanings of prehistoric megalithic monuments, as well as a slideshow featuring photographs of the artist. Ashley Estabrook presents ceramic sculptures that explore pattern and repetitive building practices. Her works focus on the checkered pattern and its qualities of perspective and illusion. Nathalie Aguilar uses photography as a means to explore her individual identity in connection with her twin. Her work deals with the themes of individual uniqueness as a result of separation. Joshua Thomen presents a multi-media installation centered around shell and marine forms. The work will explore themes of identity, trauma, and queerness.

 

CSULB School of Art

Group Exhibitions/ Dana Blume & Andrea Arnott, Drawing & Painting

September 2-6
CSULB Student Art Galleries
Free Admission

Samantha Salazar, Soledad Villa, Nohemi Ramos Santoyo, Nathalie Aguilar, Lauren Kovacik, and Bethany Pangilinan present an exhibition discussing challenges regarding gender, identity, and sexuality through the means of photography, sculpture, and video. Dana Blume and Andrea Arnott display a series of oil paintings that reexamine the meaning of genre painting in the 21st century. Cassie Mikalson, Juyeon Yang, Elyse Banuelos, and Neiah Wilson explore how cultures effect identity, as well as how art helps define identity. The works will consist of oil, acrylic, drawing, collage, and fiber art. Diana Alvarado, Chris Suarez, Jorge Jimenez, and Yoon Hwang are a group of ceramicists displaying a curated installation of sculptures. The works will express various ways of thinking about making objects with ceramic materials.

 

Duncan Anderson Design Lecture Series

Fernando Del Rosario: Real Heroes

Thursday, September 6 at 7pm
Duncan Anderson Gallery
Free Admission

Fernando Del Rosario is a creative director within the advertising, marketing, graphic design industries. His background consist of working with Y&R advertising, BBDO, Wunderman, Cambell-Ewald, David & Goliath and Innocean World Wide. In the midst of a prospering creative career, Fernando has carved out a time to teach and mentor students at the Art Institute of California for the last 12 years.

 

CSULB School of Art

Group Shows/ Samantha Tagaloa & Marco Alcala, Drawing & Painting/ Sarah Massie & Crisselle Mendioca, Illustration

September 9-13
CSULB Student Art Galleries
Free Admission

The group exhibition organized by Abby Stewart will display drawings and paintings that address the challenge of using non-representational art to tackle “real world” issues. Samantha Tagaloa and Marco Alcala explore identity via mixed media, specifically in relation to the loss and discovery of oneself within a relationship. Sarah Massie and Crisselle Mendiola explore the nostalgia of childhood through a collection of illustrations, which will depict treasured objects and memories. The group exhibition organized by Krista Paulsen shows different perspectives and styles of nine illustration students revolving around the topic of chairs. Megan Macuen will exhibit duet collaborations between herself and various classmates.

 

Duncan Anderson Design Lecture Series

Henning Knoepfle

Thursday, September 13 at 7pm
Duncan Anderson Gallery
Free Admission

Henning Knoepfle is a Design Director with strong cross cultural expertise working and living in China, US and Germany. He has significant expertise in building and leading teams for manufacturers and suppliers from established, start up, and turnaround situations - balancing strategic vision with practical solutions as foundation to implement team, creative and business growth. He possesses a deep understanding of the creative automotive development process from classic clay to VR-based development.

 

CSULB School of Art

Group Shows/ Dehnel & Diaz, Sculpture

September 16-20
CSULB Student Art Galleries
Free Admission

Daniela Garcia organizes a show with works by artists in Yu Ji’s life drawing and life painting class. Althea Fultz, Yoon Hwang, and Corrie Wille will display ceramic pieces with the intention of articulating how forms and surfaces alter space. Dorian Diaz and Matthew Dehnel show bronze castings and other sculptural works, as well as explore patination through the lens of time-based processes. Dana Blume, Matt O’Connor, Sage Sorochman, and Riley Waite will display a series of drawings and paintings dealing with the juxtaposition between the urban landscape and natural world. Patricia Martin, Amy Williams, and Briana Miyoko Stanley explore themes of disintegration, residue, cyclical systems, and regeneration. The group consists of one painter, one ceramicist, and one fiber artist.

 

University Art Museum and School of Art

Visiting Artist Lecture Series: lauren woods

Tuesday, September 18 at 5:15pm
University Theater
Free Admission

The University Art Museum (UAM) at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) is presenting a major artwork by artist lauren woods. This lecture is presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Monument.

 

University Art Museum

UAM@Noon

Tuesday, September 25 at 12noon
University Art Museum
Free Admission

School of Art

Group Shows/ Erika Barrios, Sculpture/Jenny Rask, Sculpture/
Martinez & Bejarano, Drawing & Painting

September 25-29
CSULB Student Art Galleries
Free Admission

The group exhibition organized by Alvaro Marquez features work of MFA students of color, working across several media and conceptual approaches. Vivian Torres, Jacqueline Valenzuela, Andrea Gutierrez, Dalia Perez, and Samantha Tagaloa are female-identifying artists who will exhibit drawings and paintings discussing the issues of feminism and cultural identity. Erika Barrios will create an installation including ceramic, metal, fiber, and mixed-media sculptures. The series is informed by discourses around fragility vs. impenetrability in relation to embodiment and otherness. Jenny Rask will exhibit a location amalgamation study inspired by the writings of political theorist Jane Bennett. Her work will be created through sculptural practices. Christina Martinez and Aliza Bejarano will utilize installation and performance to physically represent the artist’s psychological journey, as well as their process of creating while under the influence of institutional formalities.

 

Duncan Anderson Design Lecture Series

Tim Hwang: Manufacturing Authority

Thursday, September 27 at 7pm
Duncan Anderson Gallery
Free Admission

Governments, corporations, and religions are formidable institutions, whose power emerges not just from their resources but from a bundle of symbols and processes of authority: important-sounding titles, formal legal language, imposing offices, seals, certifications, and so on. Power is not just possessed, but actively manufactured through design of all kinds. But, like many other things, what was formerly the preserve of the few has become widely distributed to all. While these symbols still pack a punch, today the tools are available for nearly everyone to copy these design patterns for fun and profit. This talk will unpack a brief history of this kind of design, examining the historical record of using visuals, architecture, and processes to establish and extend authority on the behalf of the grand institutions of society.
 

CSULB School of Art

Jesse Parrot & Kelly Campanella/ Stevan Dupus, Drawing & Painting/ Group Show/ Ink 21, Printmaking/ Justin Rightsell, Photography

September 30-October 4
CSULB Student Art Galleries
Free Admission

Jesse Parrott and Kelly Campanella present a mixed-media installation of sculptural objects, prints, and paintings revolving around themes of home, construction, and the changing urban landscape. Stevan Dupus exhibits paintings that observe the “social interactions” between LGBT men and women who are under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Jennifer Huynh, Bianca Joaquino, Riley Natividad, and Julie Nguyen will collectively explore the beauty of the LGBTQ community. The works presented will consist of paintings made via traditional as well as digital practices. Ink 21 will be a student-curated show displaying works made through a variety of printmaking processes. The work shown will revolve around the themes of Halloween and the Day of the Dead. Justin Rightsell exhibits experimental silver gelatin and chromogenic prints which investigate and explore analog photographic practices in relation to ritual, alchemy, and pseudo-sciences.

 

Duncan Anderson Design Lecture Series

David Peterson:
Design Principles Behind Authentic Language Creation

Thursday, October 4 at 7pm
Duncan Anderson Gallery
Free Admission

From shows like HBO's Game of Thrones and movies like Avatar, you may have heard of conlanging: the intentional construction of language. Designing a language can seem like a daunting task, but creating a functional language is rather simple, albeit time consuming. The languages created for Game of Thrones and other shows like The 100, Defiance, and Bright go beyond mere functionality, though. In this talk David Peterson will describe his process of authentic language creation, and detail how it applies both to spoken and written language invention. David Peterson is a language creator and author. He received a BA in English and a BA in Linguistics from UC Berkeley in 2003, and an MA in Linguistics from UC San Diego in 2005. Starting with HBO's Game of Thrones in 2009, David has been a professional language creator for almost ten years, and has created languages for almost 20 television shows, movies, and video games, including the CW's The 100, Marvel's Doctor Strange, and Netflix's Bright. In 2015 he released The Art of Language Invention with Penguin Books, a detailed guide to creating an authentic constructed language.

 

CSULB School of Art

Wood Program Group Exhibition/ Diana Nguyen, Ceramics/
Rachel Finkelstein, Photography/ Dominique Luna, Ceramics/
Kelvin Lopez, Printmaking

October 7-11
CSULB Student Art Galleries  
Free Admission

The Wood Program group exhibition features work from graduating Wood BFA students. Diana Nguyen presents a mixed-media installation that explores the concepts and process of introspection. Rachel Finkelstein displays photographic, animated video, and mix-media work that calls attention to Prolapsed Uterus, a silent epidemic which many women suffer from. Dominique Luna showcases ceramic sculptures inspired by anime, cartoons, and videogames he grew up with. Kelvin Lopez exhibits various works created throughout his time in the printmaking program. His prints reflect his personal interest in energy, spirituality, and self-expression.
 

Duncan Anderson Design Lecture Series

Seth Neville, Product Brand Manager | Eagle Creek

Thursday, October 11 at 7pm
Duncan Anderson Gallery
Free Admission
 

CSULB School of Art

MFA Advancement Exhibition

October 14-18
CSULB Student Art Galleries
Free Admission

The MFA Advancement exhibition features varied work from advancing MFA candidates.

 

Duncan Anderson Design Lecture Series

Josh Stein | Radical Craft

Thursday, October 18 at 7pm
Duncan Anderson Gallery
Free Admission

Joshua G. Stein is the founder of Radical Craft and the co-director of the Data Clay Network, a forum for the exploration of digital techniques applied to ceramic materials. Radical Craft is a Los Angeles-based research and design studio operating between fields of architecture, art and urbanism. Radical Craft advances design saturated in history (from archaeology to craft) that inflects the production of contemporary urban spaces and artifacts, evolving newly grounded approaches to the challenges posed by virtuality, velocity, and globalization. Recent projects engage earthen materials that resist easy manipulation, whether in raw or consolidated states. Stein has taught at the California College of the Arts, Cornell University, SCI-Arc, and the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. He was a 2010-11 Rome Prize Fellow in Architecture, and is currently Professor of Architecture at Woodbury University.

 

CSULB School of Art

Chris Velez, Sculpture/ Dorian Diaz, Sculpture/ John Varga, Printmaking/ Keenan Shur, Printmaking/ Matthew Dehnel, Sculpture

October 21-25
CSULB Student Art Galleries
Free Admission

Chris Velez presents an installation work investigating the dissemination and digestion of data throughout human history, specifically in relation to modern technological advancements. Velez will utilize memory phenomenon, male myth, and translations of symbol throughout time and cultures as a focus to reveal the resulting effects on our perception of reality. Dorian Diaz presents two installations made with photographs of public transportation in Los Angeles and a projected photo show playing over a wall. The theme is structured around what can happen in public transportation during the night. John Varga will be showcasing varied printmaking works focusing on political content from the left perspective. Keenan D. Shur will be exhibiting a number of prints, most of them in black and white, created through of mix of block and lithography printmaking process. Matthew Dehnel will be presenting his show, “Provenance,” the origin of found objects as a sculpture.

 

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.