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Art Gallery Events

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 six to ten exhibitions per academic year, 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.

Kathy Zimmerer-McKelvie, Gallery Director
310.243.3334 tel | kzimmerer@csudh.edu

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Vantage Point: Senior Design Showcase

Design Social: April 13, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Content: 2017 Senior Studio Art Exhibition

April 24-May 4, 2017

Opening reception: April 24, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Professional Panel DiscussionMay 2, 2017

Protest Shadows © Cindy Bendat 2006. www.cindybendat.com

Be the Change, a photography exhibition featuring timely and incisive protest photographs by California photographer Cindy Bendat, will open on Monday, September 11, and continue through October 10, 2017. Bendat’s protest photographs range from the Anti-war/Anti-Bush protests in 2003 to the Occupy movement in 2011 to the Women’s March and Anti-Trump protests held in January 2017. Her photographs reveal the visual power of people taking action in major protest movements in Los Angeles, including those concerning Immigrant rights, the Occupy movement, Black Lives Matter, Arab Spring, Burma freedom, Anti-Iraq war/peace, Labor unions and worker solidarity, and the Women’s March. Bendat is a cultural, documentary and fine art photographer based in Santa Monica, California. She has photographed all over the world, and she has a diverse portfolio of work of people, places, and festivals. In addition to her work abroad, Bendat photographs diverse cultures and subcultures in Los Angeles, cultural festivals in the greater Los Angeles area, and political protests. Her work was recently featured in the 2016 solo exhibition at the Fowler Museum at UCLA entitled Celebrate/Demonstrate: Photographs of Global L.A. Interested in both culture and politics, she is committed to creating art with relevancy and social impact, as seen in this exhibit with its photographs of community engagement and individual activism. Her award-winning images have been exhibited in galleries and art fairs in the United States and abroad. Her work has also been published in books, magazines, and newspapers, and it is in the permanent collections of The Huntington Library, Yale University, and the City of Santa Monica.

Fall Semester 2014 

Art and Design Department Faculty Exhibition
Student Showcase: Studio Art
September 17 – October 7, 2014
Opening reception: September 17, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 
An exhibition featuring seventy works of art in varied media by twelve Art Department faculty members. Included in the exhibit will be the artists Elaine Brandt, Vladimir Goryachev, Mike Flower, Gilah Yelin Hirsch, Jim Keville, Vince McKelvie, Gregory Mocilnikar, Nate Lubben, David Parsons, John Lionel Pierce, and Ellie Zenhari.  Highlights will include Ellie Zenhari’s dynamic photography series on the Port of Los Angeles, Gilah Yelin Hirsch’s visionary paintings; Jim Keville’s surreal photo collages, and Vladimir Goryachev’s incisive figurative sculptures.

Crossing Borders: Stories of Migration in Contemporary Art  
October 22 – December 4, 2014
Opening reception: October 22, 2014
Conversation with the artists, October 22, 6 p.m.
Eric Almanza ‘04, a CSUDH alumnus and painter whose works will also be on display, is guest curator. He has included the following artists whose work focuses on migration and immigration: Ramiro Gomez, Nery Gabriel Lemus, Oscar Magallanes and Antonio Pelayo. Nery Gabriel Lemus' series "Friction of Distance" will be on display as well as Ramiro Gomez’s prints, including No Splash (After David Hockney’s A Bigger Splash, 1967), and Antonio Pelayo will exhibit his beautiful and delicate pencil drawings.

Spring 2015

Portraits of the Human Experience
Student Showcase: Design
January 28- March 17, 2015
Opening reception: January 28, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Conversation with the artists, January 28, 6 p.m.
The guest curators, Nate Lubben ‘12, and  Ellie Zenhari, Assistant Professor, Art and Design Department, CSU Dominguez Hills, focus on incisive contemporary/editorial photo essays and portraiture.  Photographers include Gregory Bojorquez, Aubrey Edwards, Ted Soqui and Robert Yager.

Annual Student Art and Design Exhibitions: B.A. Graduates

Design: April 13-23, 2015, Opening reception:  April 13, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Studio Art: May 4-14, 2015, Opening reception: May 4, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Exhibitions highlighting works of art by graduates in Design and Studio Art.

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