The University Art Gallery is one of the major exhibition spaces in the South Bay area; it is a valuable resource for the Art and Design Department, the University, and the Los Angeles artistic community. The gallery presents ten exhibitions, including a series of student showcases in Design and Studio Art, that explore different artistic styles, cultures, historical periods, social movements, and media.
The gallery schedule culminates in the two senior student art exhibitions in Design and Studio Art. It is an integral educational tool, providing tours to classes, community groups and school groups, and further it gives an opportunity for faculty, students and interns to participate in curating gallery exhibitions, designing installations and learning arts management. With over 2,000 square feet in exhibition space and 18’ high ceilings, this exciting space is easily accessible and therefore a perfect venue for forums, student art critique classes, discussions with artists, and guest lecture events.
El Caballo: The Horse in Mexican Folk Art | Day of the Dead Altars
Student Showcase: Studio Art
Opening celebration “Noche de Muertos” November 1, 2012, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Presented by the College of Arts and Humanities. Co-Sponsored by the Department of Art and Design, the Department of Modern Languages and Hermanas Unidas, this celebration will include music, costumes, and food. Participants are invited to dress up in ‘calavera” or skull make up. Traditional sugar skulls and Day of the Dead bread will be available.
Mexico celebrates a rich tradition of arte popular that reaches more than 2,000 years into the Mesoamerican past. Today in villages, towns, and cities throughout Mexico, people continue to fashion art that expresses their deeply rooted traditions. El Caballo: The Horse in Mexican Folk Art celebrates this enduring tradition through a variety of ceramics, metalwork, paper art, sculpture, and other works of art. Each object in this exhibition focuses on the horse, an animal that holds special prominence in Mexico. This exhibition is a program of Exhibits USA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance and the National Endowment of the Arts. A special Day of the Dead altar installation by Dr. Miguel Dominguez, Professor, Modern Languages, will also be on display as well as a Day of the Dead altars by the prominent Los Angeles artist Edith Abeyta and CSUDH alumna artist Victoria Almeida ‘95.
January 30 – March 26, 2013
> Lost and Found-A North Sea Collaboration
> Jennifer Celio: Not In My Backyard: Urban Drawings
> Bruce Irwin: The UnEarthed Paintings
> Claudio Garzon: Recycled from the Sea: PlasTiko-Bots
Student Showcase: Design | Opening reception: January 30, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
A conversation with artist Jennifer Celio at 6 p.m., January 30
A series of exhibits revolving around environmental issues. Central to the exhibits is a collaborative installation by artist Carl Reed and collector Thomas Claesson of found object art derived from materials discovered on islands lying off the west coast of Sweden. Bruce Irwin and Claudio Garzon, like Carl Reed, also raise issues about the urge to collect, trash in the oceans and landfill, layers of time, recycling, and the blurred distinction between art that is found and art that is made. Jennifer Celio’s detailed drawings sum up urban environmental issues including intrusive cell phone towers. Presented by the College of Arts and Humanities, support for Lost and Found: A North Sea Collaboration is provided by the Instructionally Related Activities Committee of the Associated Students Inc., CSU Dominguez Hills and the Colarado College Art Department/Stillman Fund for Exhibitions.
Annual Student Art and Design Exhibitions: B.A. Graduates
> Studio Art: April 15-25, 2013, Opening reception: April 15, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
> Design: May 6-16, 2013, Opening reception: May 6, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
September 17 – October 10, 2012
Continua in Light: A Video Installation by Cheryl Calleri and Thekla Hammond
Opening reception: September 17, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Dance Performance choreographed by Doris Ressl, Coordinator and Assistant Professor, Department of Theater and Dance, September 17, 2012, 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Presented by the College of Arts and Humanities, co-sponsored by the Department of Theater and Dance. A video and sound installation by Northern California artists Cheryl Calleri and Thekla Hammond that encapsulates a continuum of light and sound. Two side-by-side projectors simultaneously run the video, one from the beginning of the continuum to the end, the other from the end of the continuum to the beginning. Then they reverse. The images are projected onto and through the scrims so they exist in multiple layers. The projected images overlap on the middle of the screen to create even more layers and deeper textures. Process, development, and change exist within the continuity of this video installation. This exhibition was organized by the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art.
- When the exhibitions are on display, regular gallery hours are Monday - Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Admission is free to the exhibitions and related events.
- The campus is located at 1000 E. Victoria Street in the city of Carson near the junction of the Harbor, Artesia and San Diego freeways.
- Visitor parking permits may be purchased for $4.00 at the yellow dispensing machines at the front of each campus lot.
- The gallery is located on the first floor of LaCorte Hall (Adjacent to Parking Lot 6), room number LCH A107.
- Please park in lots 6,3 or 7.
- For questions and inquiries, please contact : Kathy Zimmerer-McKelvie, Gallery Director