Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Still Time To Enter the Animal Exhibition

You can still submit work for the "Animal" themed exhibition in the Dutzi Gallery up until this Thursday. Christian will also be glad to have some helping hands to hang the show on Friday, 4/2 (starting at 4PM).

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Ink and Clay at Cal Poly Pomona

This print titled: Florid Funk & Swagger by artist Brett Anderson, is but one of many from the traditional to the experimental currently on exhibition in Ink and Clay 36. Located in the Kellogg Gallery on the campus of Cal Poly, Pomona, the exhibition was juried by Leslie Jones, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings at the LA County Museum of Art.
Gallery hours are: Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM; and Saturday, noon - 4:00 PM. Closed on the following "Furlough Fridays" - 3/26, 4/9, 4/23, 5/7 and 5/21. When in doubt about hours, call 909/869-4302. The gallery is free of charge, but there is a $5.00 fee for parking on campus.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Camilla Taylor, one of the printmaking grads, organized this show, and it also features the work of fellow CSULB students Paul Kaloper, Brian Borlaug, Kelsey Short, Salvador Hernandez, Christian Salcedo Ward, Harry Diaz, Kyle Aaron, Alex Friedrich, Filiz Osman, and our professor Kimiko Miyoshi.

liminal showcard

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Crossing Over - Making Contact

The image above is Eunkang Koh's print titled: "BBQ." Her exhibition is at the Northwest Reno Library Gallery, in Reno, NV, & closes on 3/11/10.

Several active printmakers from South Korea and the USA have been selected to exhibit their art together.

Eunkang Koh (MFA from the CSULB graduate printmaking program) and Melanie Yazzie curated ten artists from each country to highlight differences between the cultures. According to the organizers (who are also contributing themselves), “Variations are precious and interesting; we can learn much from collaborative exchange.”

In addition to pointing out dissimilarities between societies, the exhibition highlights the diverse methods used to produce printed artwork. Some artists continue to employ traditional techniques, others have adopted technology. From monochromatic wood block cuts to vibrant pigment prints, the pieces provide a glimpse into the varied approaches available to contemporary artists while accentuating what makes our customs and practices unique.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Demo Kittens, as drawn by E. Tanaka

While I was cleaning up on Tuesday following my late night relief class, I found this documentary evidence left behind. Sometimes, the best sketches happen on the backs of envelopes, on cocktail napkins, or (as in this case) a scrap of an out of date newspaper.
When questioned, Elisa remained mum as to the identity of the sleeping kitty (top left - complete with sleeping bag), but I'm thinking Red Bulls, or at least double doppios are in order! At any rate, it did make me laugh considerably, especially as I could ID not only myself, but a number of the rest of you.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Rauschenberg at the Armory in Pasadena

"Rauschenberg at Gemini"
Exhibition closes on March 21
Armory Center for the Arts is located at
145 North Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, California 91103
Gallery Hours
Tuesday through Sunday
Noon to 5 p.m.

Over nearly 35 years, Robert Rauschenberg produced over 250 different prints at Gemini G.E.L., the world-famous multiples workshop in Los Angeles, which was organized in 1966 and is still run by two of the founders, Sidney Felsen and Stanley Grinstein. At Gemini, Rauschenberg transformed what a “print” multiple was, not only in scale, but in how variable one print in a single edition could be from another; in how many physical dimensions it could have; in how many media a single multiple could involve; and in how the viewer could interact with the multiple and make it different. No other artist has ever pushed the boundaries of what “printmaking” could be as much as Rauschenberg. As Stanley Grinstein has said, “Rauschenberg taught us what Gemini could be.”