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Visiting Artists



Analia Saban – 5pm, October 10, Carpenter Center

Posted on September 20, 2017 by School of Art

saban_xrayAnalia Saban dissects and reconfigures traditional notions of painting, often using the medium of paint as the subject itself. Blurring the lines between painting and sculpture, imagery and objecthood, her work frequently includes plays on art historical references and traditions. Paintings expand to sculptural forms and sculptures are presented in two dimensions, using the process of trial and error with new techniques and technology. Her unconventional methods such as unweaving paintings, laser-burning wood and canvas and molding forms in acrylic paint remain central to her practice as she continues to explore art-making processes and materials in relation to her daily experience. Dealing with issues of fragility, balance, technique and experimentation, Saban’s connection with everyday objects is at the forefront of her investigation of tangible materials and the metaphysical properties of artworks.

Born in 1980 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saban currently works in Los Angeles and lives in New York City. She received a BFA in Visual Arts from Loyola University in New Orleans in 2001, followed by an MFA in New Genres at the University of California in Los Angeles in 2005.  Saban’s works are represented in the collections of the Hammer Museum at UCLA, Museum of Contemporary Art, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles; Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College in New York; Norton Museum of Art in Florida; Centre Pompidou in Paris, and Fundación Proa in Buenos Aires, among others.


David Lamelas – 5pm, September 19, Carpenter Center

Posted on September 13, 2017 by School of Art

dl_signalling_of_three_objects_0Born in Buenos Aires in 1946, David Lamelas studied at the Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes (National Fine Arts Academy) in Buenos Aires. He became a leader of the emerging vanguard art movement that arose from the Instituto Torcuato di Tella, winning its Jury Special Award Prize in 1966. In 1967, Lamelas represented Argentina in the IX Bienal de São Paulo, taking home the Sculpture Prize for his installation Dos espacios modificados (Two Modified Spaces, 1967). Di Tella director Jorge Romero Brest recommended Lamelas for the prestigious art program at Saint Martin’s School of Art, London in 1968, where the young artist studied with Anthony Caro.

Lamelas was included in the important 1968 group exhibition of Latin American art, Beyond Geometry: An Extension of Visual-Artistic Language in Our Time, curated by Brest and co-organized by the Center for Inter-American Relations in New York. In 1969, he participated in landmark exhibitions of conceptualism in Düsseldorf, Prospect 68 and 69, and Konception/Conception. In 1970, his film, Time as Activity (Düsseldorf) (1969) was included in Information, curated by Kynaston McShine at the Museum of Modern Art.


Alejandro Cartagena – 5pm, September 12, Carpenter Center

Posted on September 7, 2017 by School of Art

LABOR MOVEMENTAlejandro Cartagena, Mexican (b. 1977, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) lives and works in Monterrey, Mexico. His projects employ landscape and portraiture as a means to examine social, urban and environmental issues. Cartagena’s work has been exhibited internationally in more than 50 group and individual exhibitions in spaces including the Fondation Cartier pour l’art Contemporain in Paris and the CCCB in Barcelona, and his work is in the collections of several museums including the San Francisco MOMA, the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, the Portland Museum of Art, The West Collection, the Coppel collection, the FEMSA collection, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the George Eastman House and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and among others.

Alejandro is a self publisher and co-editor and has created several award wining titles including Santa Barbara Shame on US, Skinnerboox, 2017, A Guide to Infrastructure and Corruption, The velvet Cell, 2017, Rivers of Power, Newwer, 2016, Santa Barbara return Jobs to US, Skinnerboox, 2016, Headshots, Self-published, 2015, Before the War, Self-published, 2015, Carpoolers, Self-published with support of FONCA Grant, 2014, Suburbia Mexicana, Daylight/ Photolucida 2010. Cartagena has received several awards including the international Photolucida Critical Mass Book Award.


Mary Weatherford – 5pm, September 5, Carpenter Center

Posted on September 4, 2017 by School of Art

MW%2015-047Beginning in 2019, Mary Weatherford (b. 1963, Ojai, California) will be the subject of a traveling retrospective exhibition organized by the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York. Recent solo exhibitions include David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles (2017 and 2014); Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, California (2014); and LAXART, Los Angeles (2012). Recent group exhibitions include Between Two Worlds: Art of California, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2017); Unpacking: The Marciano Collection, Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles (2017); NO MAN’S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, Rubell Family Collection, Miami (2015) and National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. (2016); Pretty Raw: After and Around Helen Frankenthaler, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham,
Massachusetts (2015); and The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2014). Weather ford lives and works in Los Angeles.


Njideka Akunyili Crosby – 5pm, May 9th, Carpenter Center

Posted on May 3, 2017 by School of Art

 

02-njideka_akunyili_5-umezebi_2012Drawing on art historical, political and personal references, Njideka Akunyili Crosby creates densely layered figurative compositions that, precise in style, nonetheless conjure the complexity of contemporary experience. Akunyili Crosby was born in Nigeria, where she lived until the age of sixteen. In 1999 she moved to the United States, where she has remained since that time. Her cultural identity combines strong attachments to the country of her birth and to her adopted home, a hybrid identity that is reflected in her work. Ms. Crosby was born in Enugu, Nigeria in 1983 and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. She shows at Victoria Miro, London, United Kingdom. Ms. Crosby was awarded Foreign Policy’s Leading 100 Global Thinkers of 2015 alongside the Next Generation Prize, New Museum of Contemporary Art, 2015. She is the recipient of the Prix Canson Prize, 2016, the Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize, 2015, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s James Dicke Contemporary Art Prize, 2014. Recent solo exhibitions include I Refuse to be Invisible, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach (2016) and The Beautyful Ones, Art + Practice, Los Angeles (2015), staged concurrently with a solo presentation at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2015).  Her work is in the collections of major museums including Yale University Art Gallery, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Tate, The Norton Museum of Art, Zeitz MOCAA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, MOMA, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.


Julian Hoeber – 5pm, May 2nd, Carpenter Center

Posted on April 20, 2017 by School of Art

Julian HoeberPink circular sculpture on top of pink box is an artist, writer and teacher. His work explores the structural and biomorphic, mathematical and intuitive. For the past few years, Hoeber has been working on a project called “Going Nowhere,” which is centered on the design of a massive imaginary architectural structure. Originally planned as a non-functional airport terminal, the project has evolved into something far less defined, cribbing ideas from playground design, utopian modernism, and psychotherapy. The point of this project is to concoct and then solve a seemingly endless set of problems in the process of creating structure that operates as an architectural metaphor for the radical potential of introspection. Mr. Hoeber has a BA in Art History from Tufts University, a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and an MFA from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena. He has had solo exhibitions at The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, Blum&Poe, Los Angeles, Harris Lieberman, New York, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, and Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco. His work is in numerous permanent public collections including the Museum of Modern Art (New York), MOCA Los Angeles, Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), The Rubell Family Collection (Miami), Dallas Museum of Art (Dallas, TX), Nasher Sculture Center (Dallas, TX) and Deste Foundation (Athens). His writing has been published in Frieze MagazineModern Painters, and Art in America. Hoeber lives and works in Los Angeles.


Asa Mittman – 5pm, April 18th, Carpenter Center

Posted on April 12, 2017 by School of Art

monster_01Asa Mittman is Professor and Chair of the Department of Art & Art History at California State University, Chico, where he teaches courses on ancient and medieval art, monsters, and film. He has written Maps and Monsters in Medieval England (Routledge, 2006; paperback 2008); co-written with Susan Kim Inconceivable Beasts: The Wonders of the East in the Beowulf Manuscript (ACMRS, 2013, winner of a Millard Meiss Publication Grant from the College Art Association and an ISAS Best Book Prize); and coedited with Peter Dendle a Research Companion to Monsters and the Monstrous. On top of a number of articles on the subject of monstrosity and marginality in the Middle Ages, Professor Mittman is also the president of MEARCSTAPA (Monsters: the Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology through Scholarly Theory And Practical Application), accidentally founded at Kalamazoo in 2008 to create a home for walkers in the margins of academia. Professor Mittman is also co-director of Virtual Mappa, with Martin Foys, as well a as an active (and founding) member of the Material Collective, and a regular contributor to the MC group blog. He was born and raised in New York, the son and grandson of artists, and in a family of writers of one sort and another.


Liz Glynn – 5pm, April 11th, Carpenter Center

Posted on April 5, 2017 by School of Art

editPAF_LizGlynn_OpenHouse_JamesEwing-1212-1024x776Liz Glynn creates sculpture, large-scale installations, and participatory performances using epic historical narratives to explore the potential for change in the present tense. Her work seeks to explore the individual agency within complex superstructures in the face of an increasingly abstract economy. Her practice seeks to embody dynamic cycles of growth and decay by evidencing process, encouraging participation, and inciting future action. Recent projects include The Myth of Singularity at LACMA, Los Angeles, RANSOM ROOM, a solo exhibition and durational performance at SculptureCenter, New York; [de-] lusions of Grandeur (Monumentality and Other Myths), a 5-part series of performances exploring monumentality and human ambition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Model Universe, part of Doug Aitken’s Station to Station, a traveling performance festival; and VAULT, a Frieze NY Project. Her work has also been presented at The New Museum, NY; the Barbican Centre, London; MoCA, Los Angeles; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; deCordova Sculpture Park, MA; and Künstlerhaus Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz, Austria. 
In 2017 Glynn will open a site-specific installation with the Public Art Fund in New York and a solo installation in Building 5 at MASS MOCA, North Adams, MA.


Victoria Fu – 5pm, April 4th, Carpenter Center

Posted on March 15, 2017 by School of Art

tumblr_o8vlo7UtrQ1qgzzhco1_500Victoria Fu is a visual artist who received her MFA from CalArts, MA in Art History/Museum Studies from University of Southern California, and BA from Stanford University. She attended the Whitney Independent Study Program and was in residence at Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in 2006. Her art installations have been exhibited in recent solos at Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; The Contemporary, Baltimore, MD; Simon Preston Gallery, New York, NY; and University Art Gallery at UC Irvine, CA. Recent group venues include the 2014 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA; 52nd New York Film Festival, New York, NY; IX Nicaragua Biennial, Managua, Nicaragua; among others. Fu is a 2013-14 Art Matters Foundation Grantee and 2015 Guggenheim Fellow. Fu lives and works in Los Angeles, and is represented by Simon Preston Gallery and Honor Fraser.


Sandeep Mukherjee – March 14, 5pm, Carpenter Center

Posted on March 1, 2017 by School of Art

b88d5d685a27b7261b19b1a9ffebb0a7For over a decade Sandeep Mukherjee‘s work has explored the notion of abstracting as a means to image a particular aspect of flowing matter. Working in painting, drawing and installation, the work has been process oriented and improvisational. Following multiple paths of inquiry such as imaging the performing body, subtracting the material body and enfolding the architectural body, the work continues to explore the relationship between process, affect and image. Mukherjee received an MFA from UCLA, and a BFA from Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles. His works are in numerous public collections, including those of MOCA, Los Angeles; MOMA, New York; LACMA; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi and the Jumex Collection, Mexico City.