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Visual Arts Events

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 Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum is located in the CSULB Horn Center and is open Tuesday-Saturday from 12-5pm, and is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

 

Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum

B.A.T. State III: Women Artists in Conversation with El Nopal Press

Through November 14
Museum Admission: Free

B.A.T. State III is a group exhibition co-curated by Anita Bunn and Francesco X. Siqueiros. In printmaking, the French phrase Bon à Tirer (good to go) refers to the final trial proof that an artist approves before the master printer begins production. The artist gives this approval by initialing the proof with “B.A.T.” and signing it. In B.A.T. State III, prints by 37 women artists are featured, produced over a span of 30 years at Siqueiros’s El Nopal Press. 

 

CSULB School of Art

MFA Advancement Group Exhibition/ INK 23, Printmaking/
Briana Miyoko Stanley, Drawing & Painting

October 13-17
CSULB Student Art Galleries  
Free Admission

The MFA Advancement exhibition features varied work from advancing MFA candidates. Ink 23 is a group printmaking exhibition themed and curated by BFA Printmaking students. Briana Miyoko Stanley presents a projected installation with drawn substrates based on two separate sites on two different continents to engage viewers in a visual dialogue concerning the implications of natural disasters.

 

CSULB School of Art

Mathews Group, Sculpture/ Cecilia Leonard, Sculpture/ Sandra Olagues, Destiny Randall & Sage Monroe, Fiber/ Erika Barrios, Sculpture/ Suarez Group, Ceramics

October 20-24
CSULB Student Art Galleries  
Free Admission

Sandra Olagues, Destiny Randall, and Sage Monroe explore their struggles with mental health through fiber and how process becomes self-care. The Mathews group exhibition is a cross disciplinary collaboration resulting in a Halloween themed group show. Cecilia Leonard’s multimedia exhibition explores the impact and ultimate consequences of images on sexuality and their influence on rape culture in our society. Erika Barrios presents a mixed media installation where subtractive and additive processes are made visible suggesting sensual pleasure, transformation, and decay. The Suarez group show exhibits found objects, stucco paintings, and ceramics to criticize the alienation and exploitation of labor in development and construction sites.

 

CSULB Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Climathon

October 25-26
Duncan Anderson Design Gallery     
Free Admission         
 

Climathon is a 24-hour global event that brings together individuals with a variety of skills and knowledge to work collaboratively to come up with innovative ideas for solving local climate challenges. The Long Beach Challenge will focus on solutions to meet the objectives set out in the city’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. Any member of the campus community as well as the outside communities are welcome to attend this free event.

 

School of Art

Graphic Design Group/ Diana Yesenia Alvarado, BFA Ceramics/
Heidi Fernandez & Briana Fragoso, Sculpture/ Yucen Liu, Metals/
Yi-Chih Wang, BFA Metals

October 27-31
CSULB Student Art Galleries  
Free Admission

Graphic Design Group exhibition includes all the BFA Graphic Design students representing the entirety of the Graphic Design program. Diana Yesenia Alvarado’s BFA exhibition features clay sculptures inspired by colors and advertisements found within the urban environment that invites the viewer to examine their relationship spatially with the materiality of the objects. Heidi Ferandez Saavedra and Briana Valeria Fragoso’s sculptural work explores their shared Mexican American heritage emphasizing on the division between honoring culture and tradition, whilst simultaneously struggling to break free. Yucen Liu’s metal work explores animal forms that evoke memories from childhood, with each form carrying a specific personal narrative. Yi-chih Wang explores metal, wood and other materials to address her dual identities as an immigrant from Asia to America.

 

CSULB School of Art

Graduate Critique Week

November 3-7
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.

 

CSULB School of Art

Yulia Gasio, Drawing & Painting/ Pilar Valdez, Sculpture/
Hailee Ricardo, Printmaking/ Hilary Pool, Sculpture/
Justin Rightsell, Photography

November 10-14
CSULB Student Art Galleries  
Free Admission

Yulia Gasio’s MFA exhibition features drawing and painting work depicting the ongoing war in Eastern Ukraine by transcribing the trauma of these events using figuration, symbolism, and iconography to prompt critical thought and discussion. Pilar Valdez’s MFA exhibition explores identity shaped by shifts in perspective due to trauma through an immersive, interactive sculptural installation. Hailee Ricardo’s BFA exhibition consists mainly of relief prints focusing on equine portraiture emphasizing the beauty, power and sensitivity of the horse. Hilary Pool’s BFA exhibition features a projected installation alongside sculptural pieces reminiscent of bodily forms, thus creating a sensory experience grappling with memory and mental illness. Justin Rightsell’s MFA exhibition showcases camera-less photography techniques that highlight material exploration and chance procedures accompanied by a satellite, video-based installation piece.

 

CSULB School of Art

Illustration & Animation BFA Group Exhibition

November 17-21

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

 

School of Art

Drawing & Painting BFA Group Exhibition/
Photography BFA Group Exhibition

December 1-5
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. 

 

CSULB School of Art

52nd Annual Holiday Art Sale

December 8-12
CSULB Student Art Galleries  
Free Admission

The 51st annual Holiday Art Sale will occupy all the School of Art Galleries. The sale will feature 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.

 

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Wood Group Exhibition/ Rejeana Black, Photography/
Crystal Mitchell, Ceramics/ Charlie Mathews, Sculpture

December 15-19
CSULB Student Art Galleries  
Free Admission

The Wood group exhibition includes the work of all BFA students representing the techniques developed and refined in the Wood program. Rejeana Black’s photography and video series, Psych, focuses on mental health and the human psyche. Crystal Mitchell’s BFA exhibition conveys the experience of being trapped using an installation of ceramic chains and netted, wooden frames. Charlie Mathew’s BFA exhibition explores the dualities of trans-queer existence through the character of a sheet ghost in a mixture of sculpture, installation, photography, and performance art.