Spectacular Grammar: Infrastructure as a Universal Language
Mindy Seu, paige watkins, Color Coded, Feminist.AI // Curated by Renée Reizman
Apr 04, 2019 to Apr 20, 2019
Reception: Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Spectacular Grammar: Infrastructure as a Universal Language is an exhibition and series of workshops which proposes that information technology infrastructure is more than just a tool for communication; it’s becoming foundational and inextricable from the structure of language.

 

Building off Marshall McLuhan's "The Medium is the Message," in which he states “the ‘content’ of any medium is always another medium,” Spectacular Grammar puts forth the idea that information technology infrastructure is becoming the primary conduit for formulating language. Through hands-on workshops led by Mindy Seu, paige watkins, Color Coded, Feminist.AI and curator Renée Reizman, Spectacular Grammar presents diverse perspectives on how information technology infras...


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15th Annual Juried Undergraduate Exhibition
Juried by Liz Glynn and Jesse Jackson
Apr 04, 2019 to Apr 20, 2019
Reception: Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The University Art Gallery is pleased to present the 15th Annual 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 15th Annual Juried Undergraduate Exhibition is juried by Liz Glynn and Jesse Jackson.

 

Selected artists:

Zyanya Arellano, Cristina Barragan, Xi Chen, Carlos J Conde, Alexander Falone, Violet Gutierrez, Kelsey Kuykendall, Taryn Lee, Wen Hui Li, Crystal Ly, Peter McEldowney, Renee O'Connor, Audrey Hernandez Peterson, Veronica Preciado...


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Terms of Use
Works by Fiona Connor, Katie Herzog and The Archive of Privatized Experience
Jan 19, 2019 to Feb 16, 2019
Reception: Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

The following is a disclaimer, a contract, the rules you consent to. You are complying when you read this, or when you click a box, or when you breathe. You are participating whether you are in a space with these words or the space created by them. What are your terms of use? How do you define the structures around you? How do you trace and sculpt their boundaries so there is room for yourself?

 

Terms of Use is an exhibition of works by Fiona Connor, Katie Herzog, and The Archive of Privatized Experience. Each object displayed uses strategies to embody infrastructure at a human scale. The 1:1 models give form to public and private systems that shape the way individuals act in physical space as well as the digital realm. The artworks re...


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In Search of Baba Singh
Curated by Aziz Sohail
Jan 19, 2019 to Feb 16, 2019
Reception: Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

In Search of Baba Singh, presented in Room Gallery at the University of California, Irvine, is the first iteration of an ongoing research project that takes as its jumping off point the arrest record of Baba Singh, a laborer from Punjab, India in California at the turn of the twentieth century. Baba Singh was arrested in 1914 for ‘infamous crimes against nature’; a statute that at the time would criminalize a range of sexual behaviors including homosexuality.

 

In addition to the arrest record itself, works in the exhibition range from a sound work by Bani Abidi. Memorial to Lost Word (2016), is a poignant archive of forgotten Punjabi folk songs and historical letters reflecting on displacement, loss and longing as experienced by Indian colonial subjects...


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Flat As The Tongue Lies by Ella de Búrca
Curated by Allyson Unzicker
Sep 29, 2018 to Dec 15, 2018
Reception: Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Women must write through their bodies, they must invent the impregnable language that will wreck partitions, classes, and rhetorics, regulations and codes, they must submerge, cut through, get beyond the ultimate reserve-discourse, including the one that laughs at the very idea of pronouncing the word “silence,” the one that, aiming for the impossible, stops short before the word “impossible” and writes it as “the end.”

Hélène Cixous

 

UC Irvine’s Room Gallery is pleased to present new works by Ella de Búrca in her first U.S. solo exhibition Flat As The Tongue Lies, as a part of the University Art Galleries (UAG) Emerging Artist Series.

 

Building on the Beckettian tradition, Flat As The Tongue Lies uses a three-a...


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First Glimpse: Introducing The Buck Collection
at the Institute and Museum for California Art
Sep 29, 2018 to Jan 05, 2019
Reception: Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

For more than twenty years, Newport Beach developer Gerald Buck engaged in an unexpected pastime: building an unparalleled collection of artworks in a wide variety of genres and media.

 

Initially collecting for pleasure, eventually Mr. Buck realized that he had in fact built something unique: more than thirty-two hundred works, most of which were bought, boxed, and stored away. Many of the works in the collection have not been seen since they were purchased and stored, though Mr. Buck lent works to exhibitions across Southern California. As an autodidact regarding artwork, Mr. Buck focused his attention on his own personal study of the works, the artists, the genres, and their cultural significance. Among his chief desires was that the works be s...


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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 disa...


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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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