Juliana Paciulli (MFA 2004) has started a kickstarter campaign for her new project Know Nonsense – 2017, an artist book in the form of a calendar that critically and humorously chronicles the first year of Trump’s presidency. Each month features an image of an absurd consumer object accompanying daily documentation of the public lies and misleading statements that marked his first year.
Steve Lambert (MFA 2006) and the C4AA (Center for Artistic Activism) went to Guinea, West Africa in November to train artists on how they can use their practice to fight corruption in the region. They worked with actors, comics, visual artists, poets, from Guinea, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Senegal, and other neighboring countries.
Work by current undergraduate student Aida Lizalde and MFA alumnus Jamie Angello (MFA 2015) is featured in a new exhibition, “Current Bodies,” at Sacramento’s Axis Gallery. The show runs Jan. 13 through Feb. 25. Also featured in “Current Bodies” is Omar Thor Arason who previously managed the Art Studio Woodshop.
This exhibit brings together four discrete avenues of artistic inquiry to create an exciting and unexpected interplay between disciplines.
Vincent Pacheco (MFA 2017) has been awarded a residency at The Studios at MASS MoCA. Congratulations Vinny!
Vincent’s residency runs from January 3-16, 2018 at the Mass MoCA campus in North Adams, Massachusetts. Since October 2015, The Studios at MASS MoCA have hosted over 300 artists and writers-in-residence for self-directed 1-8 week residencies.
Find more information on the residency at MASS MoCA here.
Kevin Frances (BA 2010) is participating in two group shows in New York.
“Mokuhanga: Impressions Past and Present” runs from January 3 to March 9, 2018 at the Crowell and West Galleries in the Union College Visual Arts Department in Schenectady, New York. “Mokuhanga” is curated by Sandy Wilmer and Sheri Lullo.
Audre Lorde, self-described as “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet,” defined the term Biomythography, in her seminal piece Zami: A New Spelling of My Name as “combining elements of history, biography and myth”. The exhibition “Biomythography: Currency Exchange” is the third in a series of exhibitions curated by Chris Christion and Jessica Wimbley (MFA 2005) that seek to investigate biomythography as an interdisclinary visual arts practice.
Alum Kelly McLane’s (MFA 1994) first solo exhibition, “Peckerwoods,” is on display at the Denk Gallery in Los Angeles from October 21 to November 22. “Peckerwoods” exhibits McLaren’s newest works which “explore the darker dimensions of contemporary American culture. Finding beauty in both its abhorrent and redemptive aspects, McLane looks to nature as a trope for a widespread sense of ideological sickness.”
Christopher Brown (MFA 1976) will have his 7th solo exhibition at the Berggruen Gallery. “Christopher Brown: The Waters Sliding” is an exhibition of new paintings and will be on view November 2 through December 23.
Steve Lambert’s (MFA 2006) gave the closing talk at the 2017 Eyeo Festival in Minneapolis. He used the opportunity to ask the attendees – artists, engineers from tech companies, marketers – to volunteer their skills working with social movements. And he included some stories he was eager to tell about the 2016 AIDS Conference!
Steve Lambert (MFA 2006) will be showing his “Wealth or Happiness” and “Defeat the Ghosts” at ArtsWestchester’s “Give Us The Vote” exhibit from October 10, 2017 to January 27, 2018.
ArtsWestchester’s “Give Us The Vote” is inspired by the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York State. This contemporary art exhibition in downtown White Plains examines the state of voting rights in America today.
Steve Lambert’s (MFA 2006) street art installation – “Capitalism Works For Me! True/False” — has made its way into The Discourses of Capitalism: Everyday Economists and the Production of Common Sense. The authors examined the discourses of capitalism taken up by people in their responses to ”Capitalism Works For Me!
Alum Colby Claycomb (BA 2005) is one of five artists participating in the exhibition “Object of Direct Experience” organized by Alex Chowaniec and Markee Speyer for the Lorimoto Gallery in New York. ”Object of Direct Experience” runs from October 21 to November 19, 2017. Opening reception takes place Saturday, October 21 from 6-9 pm
“3x” is an ongoing series of micro-performances and presentations every Wednesday night at the Wolfman New Life Quarterly Bookstore (644 40th Street). Two or three artists will perform or present three roughly five minute sets at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30. In “3x,” Zach Clark (MFA 2016) and Angela Willetts (MFA 2016) will perform their sets, along with Juan Matos. 3x offers an experimental, serial space for audience and performer to break up the predictable dynamics of an evening of performance.
Over the course of the last year, Zach Clark (MFA 2016) has been in conversation with a handful of artists, writers, and curators in the Bay Area regarding how the current political and cultural climate effects our practice as creatives. As a result of these conversations, Shirin Makaremi has curated a show around this theme called “Reflections.” In addition to Clark, artists Anh Bui, Anna Rotty, Azucena Hernandez, Leigh Ann Coleman, Wesaam Al-Badry are participating.
Vincent Pacheco (MFA, art, ’17) has a solo exhibition at Aggregate Space Gallery in Oakland Oct. 6 – Nov. 4. For the exhibition “Totem – noun | to·tem | \ˈtō-təm\ A Natural Installation” he has created narratives from dead and broken trees, tree stumps and other found objects from the Sierra mountain forest he inhabits to reveal the after-effects of logging, population growth, tourism and climate change.