UC Davis Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Hrag Vartanian

By

UC Davis Arts

January 14, 2016 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm UC Davis Arts »
Lecture

Image of Hrag Vartanian

Hrag Vartanian

Visiting Artist Lecture Series

January 14, 2016 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm

UC Davis Department of Art and Art History, Art Studio Program is pleased to announce the third artist of our Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Hrag Vartanian

Hrag Vartanian is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Hyperallergic, the award-winning art blogazine based in Brooklyn, NY. His work has appeared in countless publications, and he has been invited as a guest commentator on Al Jazeera, WNYC, KCRW, and other national and international media outlets. In addition to his writing and commentary, he has curated numerous exhibitions, including “#TheSocialGraph” which was the first exploration of the evolving landscape of social media art back in 2010. He regularly writes and lectures about performance art, the online art world, street art, and multiculturalism.

January 14, 2016 in the Art Annex, Room 107 at 4:30 pm
Free and open to the public

application-pdf.pngVartanian flyer

Lecture

Image of Clarissa Tossin

Clarissa Tossin

Visiting Artist Lecture Series

October 22, 2015 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm

UC Davis Department of Art and Art History, Art Studio Program is pleased to announce the first artist of our Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Clarissa Tossin.

“Influenced by her childhood in Brazil’s capital, Brasília, which was built as a modernist utopia, Clarissa Tossin centers her practice on investigating the promises, legacies, and failures of modernity, globalism, and utopian idealism. Much of her work deals with cultural and economic exchanges between the United States—an established world power—and Brazil—which is poised to become one of the next international economic leaders. Through videos, sculptures, photographs, and ephemera, Tossin compares and contrasts shared architectural and urban ideals of the modern era while recalling the utopic and dystopic roles both these cities hold in the global imagination.” UCLA Hammer Museum

October 22, 2015 in the Art Annex, Room 107 at 4:30 pm
Free and open to the public

application-pdf.pngTossin flyer

Lecture

Image of Chie Fueki

Chie Fueki

Visiting Artist Lecture Series
November 12, 2015

November 12, 2015 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm

UC Davis Department of Art and Art History, Art Studio Program is pleased to announce the second artist of our Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Chie Fueki.

“The diverse influences in Chie Fueki’s work may in part reflect her own history. Born in Yokohama, Japan, she was raised in São Paulo, Brazil, earned an MFA from Yale, and now lives in Brooklyn. On small wood panels or large draped sheets of mulberry paper, Fueki’s paintings are embellished with bright dots of color, recalling appliquéd textiles or jewel boxes. These shimmering fields give the works a sensuous, intoxicating delight of the sort more often associated with decoration than with thoughtful contemporary painting. Under the bejeweled surfaces, though, lurk traditional landscape motifs, doubled and redoubled, suggesting Rorschach tests or the ambiguously infinite view in a hall of mirrors.” —Laura Newman, Bomb Magazine, 2002

November 12, 2015 in the Art Annex, Room 107 at 4:30 pm
Free and open to the public

application-pdf.pngFueki poster

Lecture

Image of Eileen Quinlan

Eileen Quinlan

Visiting Artist Lecture Series

February 18, 2016 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm

UC Davis Department of Art and Art History, Art Studio Program is pleased to announce the fourth artist of our Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Eileen Quinlan

Eileen Quinlan’s forays into abstract photography are grounded in feminist history and material culture. Quinlan uses medium and large format analog cameras to create abstract photographs, and then agitates the film via steel wool or long chemical processing. Some of her photographic subjects include smoke, mirrors, mylar, colored lights, and other photographs among other. The result is photographic images that are reminiscent of color field painting and op art thus furthering the contemporary conversation between photography and painting. She received her MFA from Columbia University.

February 18, 2016 in the Art Annex, Room 107 at 4:30 pm
Free and open to the public

application-pdf.pngQuinlan flyer

Lecture

Image of Peter Schjeldahl

Peter Schjeldahl

Betty Jean and Wayne Thiebaud Endowed Lecture
and the Visiting Artist Lecture Series

March 10, 2016 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Peter Schjeldahl will give the second Betty Jean and Wayne Thiebaud Endowed Lecture.

Schjeldahl has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1998 and is the magazine’s art critic. He came to the magazine from The Village Voice, where he was the art critic from 1990 to 1998. Previously, he had written frequently for the New York Times’s Arts and Leisure section. His writing has also appeared in Artforum, Art in America, the New York Times Magazine, Vogue, and Vanity Fair.

The Betty Jean and Wayne Thiebaud Endowed Lecture honors the Thiebauds’ long commitment to educating the eye and hand along with the mind. The endowment will compliment the Art Studio Program’s Visiting Artist Lecture Series, a core component of the Art Studio MFA Program, increasing its ability to invite distinguished artists, critics and curators to the UC Davis campus.

March 10, 2016 in the Buehler Alumni Center at 4:30 pm
Free and open to the public

application-pdf.pngSchjeldahl poster

Lecture

Image of Charles Atlas

Charles Atlas

Visiting Artist Lecture Series

April 7, 2016 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm

UC Davis Department of Art and Art History, Art Studio Program is pleased to announce the fifth artist of our Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Charles Atlas

Charles Atlas has been a pioneering figure in film and video for over four decades. Atlas has extended the limits of his medium, forging new territory in a far-reaching range of genres, stylistic approaches, and techniques. Throughout his production, the artist has consistently fostered collaborative relationships, working intimately with such artists and performers as Leigh Bowery, Michael Clark, Douglas Dunn, Marina Abramovic, Yvonne Rainer, Mika Tajima/New Humans, Antony and the Johnsons, and most notably Merce Cunningham, for whom he served as in-house videographer for a decade, from the early 1970s through 1983; their close working relationship continued until Cunningham’s death in 2009. Atlas has lived and worked in New York City since the early 1970s.

April 7, 2016 in the Art Annex, Room 107 at 4:30 pm
Free and open to the public

application-pdf.pngAtlas flyer

Lecture

Image of Joseph Del Pesco

Joseph Del Pesco

Visiting Artist Lecture Series

April 21, 2016 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm

UC Davis Department of Art and Art History, Art Studio Program is pleased to announce the final speaker in our Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Joseph Del Pesco

Joseph Del Pesco is a contemporary art curator and arts writer based in San Francisco, California. He holds a master’s degree in curatorial practice from the California College of the Arts. Del Pesco is currently the Director of the Kadist Art Foundation in San Francisco, He was co-founder of The Waiting Room with Jay Heikes and Jen Murphy in Minneapolis and was program director at the Soap Factory in 2002, and assistant curator of the Nelson Gallery at UC Davis. In 2006 he was awarded a curatorial residency at the Banff Centre.[1] Along with artist Scott Oliver, del Pesco founded the San Francisco Bay Area based Shotgun Review, which was later taken over by Patricia Maloney and developed into Art Practical. The Shotgun Review was part of an larger exhibition project at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts called the Collective Foundation, a “research and development organization offering services to artists and arts organizations.

April 21, 2016 in the Art Annex, Room 107 at 4:30 pm
Free and open to the public

application-pdf.pngDel Pesco flyer

© 2016 UC Davis Arts. All rights reserved.
You are receiving this e-mail because signed up at our website: UC Davis Arts. If you did not sign up, or you are receiving this message in error, please contact us so we can promptly resolve the problem.