Call and Response, When We Say... You Say
January 28 – April 14, 2019
The UAM presents Call and Response, When We Say…You Say, curated by Mario Ybarra Jr. and Karla Diaz, co-founders of the renowned Wilmington art collective Slanguage. With the UAM collection as their inspiration, Ybarra and Diaz examine how “high art" and pop culture intersect, as they address social inequities and different inter-generational aesthetic perceptions over the course of this evolving group exhibition. The title reflects the playfulness at the heart of the Slanguage practice, taking cues from the volleying collaborative interaction between artist, art, and audience.
Slanguage is an artist-run space that grew organically from an active studio to a public engagement space. Located in Wilmington–at the heart of the Port of Los Angeles–Slanguage has led teen workshops, hosted art exhibitions, and presented music and performance events since 2001. Its residency SlangA.I.R. has been a catalyst for young emerging artists, youth, teaching artists, and the community. In acknowledgment of their groundbreaking practice, Mario Ybarra Jr. and Karla Diaz have been invited to pilot events, exhibitions, and programs in diverse cities, museums, and art galleries all over the world. Their work has been presented at ICA Boston, the Whitney Museum, LACMA, MOCA, Tate Modern, Chicago Hyde Park Center, and was included in the first Made in LA Biennial.
Image Credit, web header: Artists Karla Diaz and Mario Ybarra Jr. in Slanguage Studio, Photo by Emilio Venegas Jr., Courtesy of the Artists.
Featured UAM Collection Artwork
INSIGHTS 2019: The Annual School of Art Student Exhibition
The University Art Museum and the School of Art present the annual student exhibition, Insights 2019, featuring work from both graduate and undergraduate students in the School of Art. Juried by School of Art Faculty during this year of accreditation, the exhibition highlights work by students in Art Education, Ceramics, Drawing and Painting, Fiber, Graphic Design, Illustration/Animation, Metals/Jewelry, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, 4/D, and Wood.
Thursday, May 9, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
UAM North Lawn
Student award winners are announced and School of Art students are honored by Faculty.
Thursday, May 9, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
University Art Museum
Join us for a celebration of students and their artwork.