Archive for 2017
Aztlán to Magulandia: the Journey of Chicano Artist Gilbert 'Magu' Luján
Curated by Hal Glicksman and Rhea Anastas
Oct 07, 2017 to Dec 16, 2017

Preview event in September 2017 to be announced
UC Irvine’s University Art Galleries (UAG) will present the first survey of one of the most iconic figures of the Chicano art movement, Gilbert “Magu” Luján (1940–2011) and an accompanying publication. One of the founding members of the Chicano artists collective Los Four, Luján is known for his coloration and visual explorations of Chicano culture and community that drew upon and brought to life various historic and contemporary visual sources with startling results: Pyramid-mounted low riders driven by anthropomorphic dogs traversing a newly defined and mythologized L.A. He was part of a small group of dedicated artists and intellectuals who set about defining a Chicano identity and culture as part of the Civil Rig...


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13th Annual Guest Juried Undergraduate Exhibition
Juried by Ulysses Jenkins and Amanda Ross-Ho
Apr 06, 2017 to Apr 22, 2017

The University Art Gallery is pleased to present the 13th Annual Guest Juried Undergraduate Exhibition. The exhibition showcases a selection of works by current undergraduate students at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts. Encompassing painting, sculpture, photography, video, installation, and performance, the exhibition reflects the diversity of the student population and their interdisciplinary approaches to artmaking.

 

The 13th Annual Guest Juried Undergraduate Exhibition is juried by Ulysses Jenkins and Amanda Ross-Ho.

 

Selected artists: David Benson, Da Yae Kim, Jaren Ko, Yuwei Liu, Eduardo Sanchez, Giselle Daneshmand, Eunice Edigin, Nathalia Fagundes, Ana Gasparyan, Olivia Hengesbach, Brandon Honjio, Veronica Preciado, Arthur B.S. Rodrigues, Daniell...


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The Warplands, Cauleen Smith
Curated by Rhea Anastas
Jan 14, 2017 to Mar 25, 2017
Cauleen Smith. Processional Declaration, 2015. Courtesy of the artist and Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago.

How – right now, today – can we care for U.S. everyday social life? This exhibition combines two areas of recent work by filmmaker Cauleen Smith. For the show, Smith created a film from her research on the influence of the music and life of Alice Coltrane (1937-2007), a film visually keyed to a recording of a notable Coltrane composition. PILGRIM, 2017, joins three pieces drawn from an area of Smith's work best described as activist response, a multiplicity of work rooted in Chicago, where Smith has lived since 2011. These works differ in their effects, taking on the locations (public, the street, the worldwide web) and functions of activism (being loud, using your body, making informal networks for self-education and information dissemination)...


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"Who Gets To Look," Erik Benjamins and Sable Elyse Smith
Curated by Virginia Arce
Jan 14, 2017 to Feb 11, 2017
Who Gets to Look

The University Art Gallery is pleased to present Who Gets To Look, an exhibition featuring audio recordings and text by Erik Benjamins and video and sculpture by Sable Elyse Smith. Working within different geographic settings and social environments, each artist’s work actively disrupts forms of spectatorship associated with tourism and violence. Coalescing in the space of the gallery, these works call into question the conditions that make it possible for viewers to temporarily occupy a space in the field of the other.

 

Gathered across various public sites in Chengdu, China, Erik Benjamins’Chengdu Field Recordings undercuts conventional models of sightseeing abroad, prompting viewers to reconsider the nature of tourism and what defines...


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Presence in Absence
Curated by Nicolas G. Miller, Danielle Nieves, Renée Reizman, and Corrie Siegel
Jan 14, 2017 to Feb 11, 2017

We can learn from each other. Kindness is radical. Introspection is social and gathering together encourages deep thought and connection. From January 14 - February 11, Room Gallery will be a welcoming space for the UCI Community and public to reflect upon our current moment through four distinct curatorial projects. These projects range from an archive of garments, sound works addressing public legislation, the writings of an Amazon.com reviewer, and an invitation to contribute to an ongoing collective art project about relationships to home. Though each project functions as a distinct unit, they are united by their interest in what remains in our cultural memory and what is forgotten. Throughout the run of the exhibition each curator wil...


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