Monday, September 23, 2013

NEWTON'S THIRD: A Karmic Interpretation

Opening Reception Oct 12, 2013 7–10PM
Oct 12–Oct 26, 2013

This is a big group exhibition with works inspired by "duality, connectivity, and universal balance". Many of the featured artists are CSULB alumni, some MFA printmaking, MFA/BFA illustration, etc.

F+ Gallery
661 Poinsettia St., Santa Ana, California 92701

Jennie Cotterill

Aaron Brown | Alex Gardner  | Autumn Buck | Camilla Taylor | Catherine Yi | Chanta deFelice | Corrie Walton | C.R. Stecyk !!! | Diana Danielis | Fred Rose | Javier Beltran | Jennifer Reifsneider | Josh Grelock | Julius Tanag | McLean Fahnestock | Megan LeMaster | Micah Kersh | Nancy Chiu | Nicole Goux | Nicole Sloan | Patti McCandless | Paul Alvarez III | Paul Aguilera | Sara M Lyons | Steven Pillai | Susanne Melanie Berry | Trace Mendoza | Ya-el Pedroza | Yevgeniya Mikhailik 

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Give Up 

An exhibition of Carleton Christy's evocative drawings and sculptures is currently on view at Whittier College's Greenleaf Gallery. The show runs until 10/11. Hours for the gallery are from 9:30 - 5:00 PM. It is located at 13406 Philadelphia Street in Whittier CA.

Carleton received his MFA in our Printmaking Area and prior to studying at CSULB, studied with renowned artist Wayne Kimball (lithographer extraordinaire) at Brigham Young University in Utah. His work in the exhibition incorporates text & visually explores the concept of what it means to "give up."

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Moments Unchained: Painting and Drawings by Yu Ji

Sept 8–Oct 31

Yu Ji, our life drawing and painting professor at CSULB, is currently exhibiting at Founders Hall Art Gallery of Soka University. His works take very figurative approach to explore contemporary urban life through the media of painting and drawing.

"He was influenced by both contemporary American figurative painters and several New York formalist artists whose teaching challenged him to deepen his understanding of pictorial expression and establish an open perspective for professional studio practice."

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Ink & Clay 2013
Presented by W. Keith & Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery

September 14 – October 26, 2013
Opening Reception: September 21, 3–6pm

"Established in 1971, Ink & Clay is an annual competition of printmaking, drawing, ceramic ware, clay sculpture and mixed-media utilizing any variety of “ink” or “clay” as a material... For the fist time, Ink & Clay shall be open to artists working in all 50 United States of America, officially making this a National Competition! "

I am very excited to announce that our fellow CSULB students, 'Dusty' Taylor Guerra, Marcus Thibodeau and Associate Professor Kimiko Miyoshi are featured in this exhibition. In addition, Dusty has been chosen as an award recipient this year! Vince Palacios, who also was one of Professor R. Sexauer's relief printmaking students, is also featured in the exhibition, no doubt with some fabulous ceramic work. I hope everyone can take their time, see their artistic expressions in person, and be inspired by this wonderful opportunity.

W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 West Temple Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768 

Gallery Number: (909)-869-4302

Here are some samples of the artists' works!

 Work by Dusty Taylor Guerra, 'Pepiño'

 Work by Marcus Thibodeau, 'Perso la Lettera D´amore'

Works by Kimiko Miyoshi, 'horror vacui: map 1'(top), 'canal 1'(bottom)

Friday, September 13, 2013

Exhibition by Christi Jay & Cheryl Louise Humphreys, 'Bring Into Being'

September 6th, 2013 - October 11th, 2013
*Gallery Hours by appointment.

This is a two-person show by Christi Jay and Cheryl Louise Humphreys. The exhibition features Cheryl Humphreys' prints, and Jay's sculptures and textile pieces. Humphreys' prints are called 'blind embossings' (some combined with monotype) — where plates or objects are printed through a press without being inked up. Visit for more info. 

Cheryl Louise Humphreys' blog: 

"Through the exploration of surrendering control to their mediums, Christi Jay & Cheryl Louise Humphreys come together as a single force for Bring Into Being... Just as everything in the natural world does, their works and process have both yin and yang aspects, for instance shadow cannot exist without light, surrender cannot exist without control." (excerpt from the gallery website)

Pop Gallery
3505 Helms Ave.
Culver City, CA 90232

*Images taken from Humphreys' blog.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

SALON: small works on paper
Opening Reception September 14, 2013 7–9pm
September 14 – October 9

A Group Show Featuring works by:

Mark Allen | Courtney ArwinNicola Atkinson/nadflyJames BoultonNathan Danilowicz Amanda Gordon DunnShea M. Gauer | Karolyn GehrigJohn KannenbergCaleb Jones Lyons | Lucas MurgidaDave Paco | Jeremy Rocine | Justin Schaefer Camilla Taylor

Curated by J. Frede
*Names in white should be linked to their website, for your convenience.

As the title says, the show will feature works on paper, so you should definitely get to see lots of drawings and prints. As I looked up the artists quickly, I grew a feeling that this was going to be filled with a lot of exciting works. Plus, some of the artists are CSULB alumni, so there is no reason not to go and support them! 

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@ Namaste Highland Park
5118 York Blvd, Highland Park, 90042

work by Amanda Gordon Dunn

work by Camilla Taylor

work by Nicola Atkinson.Does Fly

work by James Boulton

work by John Kannenberg

work by James Boulton

Monday, September 9, 2013

Jamie Sweetman's Exhibition - "Symmetries" at the Stone Rose Gallery

Jamie Sweetman's exhibition Symmetries opened on Saturday evening at the Stone Rose Gallery in downtown Long Beach, California.  Located at 342 East 4th Street, it will run until October 5th, 2013. Gallery hours are Wednesdays & Thursdays, from noon - 6 PM, & Fridays & Saturdays, from noon - 7 PM.  

I feel such an intense artistic connection to these works...even down to the fact that we share some of the same titles (Bleeding Heart comes immediately to mind). Like Jamie, I'm also preoccupied with making visible that which lies beneath the flesh's surface, & although our mediums are quite different, I completely relate to her assured handling of simple drawing materials. In her competent hands, colored pencils, water soluble crayon, & gouache layer together on Mylar to create poetic amalgams of bone, synapse, & muscle that often combine with floral or pelagic entities. Symmetry is of course inherent, but beyond that, Jamie's work is (as theorist James Elkins elegantly phrases it) pure "visceral seeing."