Alum Steve Lambert (MFA 2006) will be participating in Re:Publica 18 in Berlin. He will give a keynote address on May 3 at 17:30 (or 8:30 am PDT) entitled “Building Fearless Futures” and on May 4 at 16:15 (7:15 am PDT) he will participate in a panel discussion called ”SolarPunk and going Post-Post-Apocalyptic.”
Alum Julia Couzens (MFA 1990) is participating in the exhibition “what’s MY line” at Transmitter in Brooklyn, New York. Curated by Kirk Stoller, “what’s MY line?” includes Adam Fowler, Alicia McCarthy, Miles Neidinger and Maria Vasconcelos in addition to Couzens.
Alum Kevin Frances (Art Studio, BA 2010) has a new show in Malmö, Sweden at Galleri CC entitled “Magpie.” The show is the cumulation of two years of work, and includes new woodblock prints, photos, and stereoscopic photographs in the black box gallery.
This will be the Australian Premiere of Capitalism Works For Me! and will be presented by Arts House from March 13 to March 25, 2018. After the Festival of Live Arts, Steve and his project move on to Melbourne Fringe in September.
Alum Hedwig Brouckaert’s (MFA 2005) series “Illusive Flesh of Light” will be exhibited in VOLTA ‘18 at the Gallery Jan Dhaese booth (B13).
“Illusive Flesh of Light” is a response to the sudden deaths of the artist’s father and sister. In these mixed media works, forms are disintegrated and boundaries are dissolved, leaving in sight the signs of the process. As a memento mori, Brouckaert’s work reflects on mortality and the vanity of life in the hyper-consumer world of today.
“Great Hope” is a show by National Monument Press at The Union Gallery at UMass-Amherst featuring alum Zach Clark (MFA 2016). It is about the people, places, and experiences that encourage and sustain us. “Great Hope” is an open call and portfolio exchange for print work by artists from around the US and it is an opportunity for the exchange of ideas and conversations around hope.
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.