MFA Thesis Exhibitions, Part II
Rachel Borenstein, Niloufar Emamifar, Miranda Javid, Joshua Ross and Eva Słapa
May 20, 2018 to Jun 02, 2018
Reception: Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

The Department of Art at the University of California, Irvine is pleased to present the solo exhibitions of MFA candidates Rachel Borenstein, Niloufar Emamifar, Miranda Javid, Joshua Ross and Eva Słapa. This is the second round of 2018 MFA thesis exhibitions. Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, May 19th from 2–5pm.

 

Memory Palace
Rachel Borenstein — Contemporary Arts Center Gallery (Front)

Memory Palace is a series of works that navigates the space between memory and matter, winding a pathway through the murky zone that lies between internal and external realities.  Mediated through the language of collage, the works in this show reenact the procedure of remembering through repeated gestures of disassembly a...


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MFA Thesis Exhibitions, Part I
Sasha Bergstrom-Katz, Kim Garcia, Amy Mackay and Kyle Welker
Apr 28, 2018 to May 12, 2018
Reception: Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

The Department of Art at the University of California, Irvine is pleased to present the solo exhibitions of MFA candidates Sasha Bergstrom-Katz, Kim Garcia, Amy Mackay and Kyle Welker. This is the first round of 2018 MFA thesis exhibitions. Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, April 28th from 2–5pm.

 

Afterlight
Kyle Welker
 — Room Gallery

In the afterlight 
A swarm of prisms drifts upon tattered wings. 
In the afterlight
A low hill of grass rises and falls, as if taking breath. 

Two new works by Kyle Welker explore what it means to remain in afterlight, a timeless state of being in-between. 

 

is love a tender thing?
Kim Garcia — Un...


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14th Annual Guest Juried Undergraduate Exhibition
Juried by Deborah Oliver and Shelby Roberts
Apr 05, 2018 to Apr 21, 2018
Reception: Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The University Art Gallery is pleased to present the 14th 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 14th Annual Guest Juried Undergraduate Exhibition is juried by Deborah Oliver and Shelby Roberts.

 

Selected artists:

Khalida Aminzai, Xi Chen, Giselle Daneshmand, Ana Gasparyan & Lara Haddadin, Olivia Hengesbach, Miranda Hernandez, Brandon Honjio, Amanda Le, Christina Jian, Taryn Lee, Max Li, Danielle Louie, Mimi Luong, La...


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Painted Lady
Solo exhibition by Ariel McCleese
Jan 13, 2018 to Feb 10, 2018
Reception: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

They exist as two opposed shapes of consciousness; one is the independent consciousness whose essential nature is to be for itself, the other is the dependent consciousness whose essential nature is simply to live or to be for another. The former is lord, the other is bondsman.

G. W. F. Hegel

 

Painted Lady is a video and text installation that engages the Hegelian formation of lordship and bondage as a feminist site. The video establishes the lord as a pair of black-gloved hands, while the golden chrysalis occupies the role of the bondsman. The hands exert their power over the chrysalis through a violent act: one part science experiment, one part snuff film. The text that accompanies the video identifies the gloved hands as belonging to...


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Do You Want to Quit? Intimacy, Site, Self
Curated by Erin Gordon
Jan 13, 2018 to Feb 10, 2018
Reception: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

“Your words are no longer merely what you have to say—they are your very presence, they’re what manifests you in the virtual world, and how you use them, consequently, tends to shape that world’s perceptions of you in much the same way how you look frames what the real world thinks.”

—Julian Dibbell, My Tiny Life: Crime and Passion in a Virtual World

 

The University Art Gallery is pleased to present recent works by Morehshin Allahyari, Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings, and Angela Washko. Their respective practices take a critical look into issues of feminist embodiment through technology, the ethics of the archive and preservation, and the Internet as a tenuous site of interaction, research, and discord. During a moment when Net Neutrality in the United S...


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Matters of Time
Curated by Brianna Bakke
Jan 13, 2018 to Feb 10, 2018
Reception: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Neïl Beloufa . Samara Golden . Kameelah Janan Rasheed . Fern Silva . Pascual Sisto . MICA TV . Los Angeles Contemporary Archive .

 

What can time heal? What can only time tell?

Matters of Time positions the group exhibition form as a locus to challenge conventional concepts of time as a linear progression. This exhibition will feature artwork that materializes the durational in a way that does not render a moment, but translates a semblance of time, an image that evokes a sensorial response activating an awareness of shifting conditions. Moments are suspended rather than depicted, moving us to consider wider contexts of before, after, and consequences.

 

Matters of Time presents a deeper look at the image’s capacity for developing ret...


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