October 2019

Aspen Mays: Approaching Infinite Limits

October 01, 2019 - November 01, 2019, All Day
Natalie And James Thompson Art Gallery, Art Building #127
The Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by Aspen Mays whose work represents a range of photographic practices. Of the methods used in her work Mays has said “Using analog processes is a way to create a human presence that may be counter to rationalist thinking, or objectivity, or a machine. I want to insert the human back into everything; I’m trying to figure out these...

Joey Toro & William McConnell–Gestalt:JFK Pleasures Himself While Watching Jackie and Marilyn Thunderdome

October 14, 2019 - October 18, 2019, All Day
Other Campus Location
This exhibition explores the gestalt principle of proximity and how multiple pieces of performance art can together create something beautiful and complete. The work questions what it means to assemble and create something new. The viewer becomes part of the gestalt as they gaze into they eyes of our former president and witness the brawl between Marilyn and Jackie.

Leily Khatibi: WWW. Interconnecting with the Wood Wide Web

October 15, 2019 - October 24, 2019, All Day
Art Building – Gallery 3
The Wood Wide Web is a real thing. It’s an underground mycorrhizal fungi that interrelates plants. My work is a design fiction/speculation of how humans can build a deeper connection with nature by using technology. I’ll be executing two simultaneous exhibitions and a series of workshops, using analog and digital methods of art production, throughout the mentioned dates. My intention is to harness the powers of collaborative imagination by envisioning – collectively – a sustainable...

Ebitenyefa Baralaye: Material Lives

October 15, 2019, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Art Building – Room 133
Ebitenyefa Baralaye is a ceramicist, sculptor, and designer. His work explores translations of form/objects, text, patterns, and symbols interpreted through a diaspora lens and abstracted around the aesthetics of craft and design. Baralaye will discuss his work and the cultural, spiritual, and experiential dynamics that activate form and materials as vehicles for living narratives. Baralaye received a BFA in Ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in Ceramics from the Cranbrook...

Rebeca Bollinger: A Shortcut Through Spacetime

October 22, 2019, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Art Building – Room 133
This presentation will focus on moments from the Catalog of Stains universe, including Some Stain Titles in No Particular Order, and translations in mixed media (including explorations in sculpture, sound objects, photography, installation, projected image, music, voice, writing, narrative, and site.) Image Caption: Rebeca Bollinger Flat Foil Crackers Tube Socks Leg and Violin (detail), 2019 Cast and Poured Bronze and Aluminum, Cinefoil, Electronics, Paper, and Graphite

Tom Killion: Woodblock Prints of the California Landscape

October 29, 2019, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Art Building – Room 133
Tom Killion will show slides of his work and its relationship to the California landscape, including his elaborate, multi-block, Japanese-style woodblock printmaking process. The slide lecture will cover his coastal, coast range, and Sierra Nevada prints, including over 100 different prints. He will also bring examples of his woodblocks and progressive proofs of some of his multi-color prints for the audience to handle and ask questions about after the slide lecture. Image Caption: Tom Killion...

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November 2019

James Voorhies: I Call This Work Research

November 05, 2019, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Art Building – Room 133
Exhibitions/residencies/public programs/a publication studio/ a workshop/learning sites/archival research/bookshops/ websites/writings/teaching/an interview project and — slash — a beer garden. Slashes and hybridity. Public and private activities, intentionally orchestrated and coordinated connections and mediations: this is what James Voorhies' curatorial research practice looks like. James Voorhies is a curator and art historian of modern and contemporary art. He is Chair of the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice and Associate Professor of Contemporary Art at California College of...


November 12, 2019 - February 21, 2020, All Day
Natalie And James Thompson Art Gallery, Art Building #127
In a time of increasing divisiveness, separation, polarization, and fortified walls, artists can serve critical roles in building indirect associations, nurturing connections, and reminding us of the importance of considering a multitude of perspectives. Human fabricated, artificial borders have been formed politically time and again to divide and subjugate populations for the benefit of those in power. By imaginatively eradicating, altering, and inverting these boundaries contemporary artists seek to challenge colonialism, subvert capitalist market segmentation,...

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