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.
September 30-November 8, 2017
Reception October 13, 2017 from 6-9 pm
Terry Peterson (MFA 2012) is a sculptor who thrives on repurposing objects to create living, breathing installations. Much of his current series originated with a mummified fish, leading the artist to explore ways in which objects from nature mutate in surprising ways. His large-scale sculptural works rotate, breathe, and make noise, and a re further activated by video projection.
The Dorothy Saxe Invitational is the Contemporary Jewish Museum’s longest-running commitment; endowed in Dorothy’s name by her late husband George Saxe, the Invitational asks artists to make work that relates to selected Jewish ritual objects. For 2017, the eleventh iteration of the series, we have for only the second time commissioned works inspired by a Jewish idea, that of the Sabbath.
Young Suh and Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor (MFA 2005) are two of sixteen contemporary artists commissioned to produce work for the Contemporary Jewish Museum’s exhibition ”Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid.”
Mary Alison Lucas (MFA 2008) explores the processes of contortion, pressure, slicing, smashing, stabbing, and stitching while nurturing, supporting, and coating the materials in the exhibition “Wild Ways.” These sculptures emerge from her fascination with synergy, symbiosis, parasitic attraction, repulsion, defined relationships in the natural world from everyday human interactions to bacterial dynamics.
“Wild Ways” open through October 7th and featuring Mike Helke and Bean Finneran in addition to Lucas.
Group show curated by Michael Kukla with Hedwig Brouckaert, Joan Grubin, Marietta Hoferer, Michael Kukla, Jaanika Peerna, Susan Schwalb, Ilene Sunshine, Natalie Albaladejo, Claudie Dadu, Jean Louis Gourreau, Joachim Griess, Lionel Laussedat, Doris Schlaepfer and Venice Spescha.
April 5th – May 4th, 2018
156 Fifth Ave., Suite 308
New York, NY 10010, USA
“Conventional wisdom holds that the bonanza of New York summer shows is little more than a sleepy pause before the fall season kicks into gear. But it’s also a terrific time to scout group exhibitions for the lesser-known talent on the cusp of wider recognition—artists who will, with any justice, soon be given their own solo-show spotlight in the city.” According to Artsy, this includes Mathew Zefeldt (MFA 2011).
Claudia Alvarez (BA, UC Davis Art Studio, MFA, California College of Arts in San Francisco) is creating an installation of two-dimensional works inspired by the Mexican tradition of ex-voto or retablo paintings. The structure of text and image will be a point of departure for social commentary, autobiographical and broader issues. Her project “Huertas (Orchards)” will be on-site live in Las Galerias from August 2-November 5,2017 at the El Museo Del Barrio in New York City.
May Wilson (MFA, art, ’13) has won the 2017 San Francisco Artist Award from The San Francisco Art Dealers Association (SFADA). As winner, she will have a solo exhibition at the Themes + Projects gallery, Minnesota Street Project, 1275 Minnesota St., September 9 – 30.
BLUEorange is proud to present the epic telling of Motion Pictures, a “so low” show featuring the new drawings and paintings of Matthew Kelly Debbaudt (MFA 2015).
“rumor has it, that sometime in the year twenty fifteen, matthew kelly debbaudt’s imaginary penis was brutally severed at fingerprint by some kind of dark menacing demon. supposedly, the massive loss of blood catapulted him into a very deep coma. trapped in his own head, for some reason, he transformed into “KNOWBODY” — his no longer dormant superego imp.
CROSSING THE DATELINE
Group exhibition guest curated by Pitiwat Somthai
with work by Nelleke Beltjens, Hedwig Brouckaert, Carol Hepper, Suparirk
Kanitwaranan, Pasutt Kanrattanasutra, Komson Knookiew, Bussayamas Nandawan, Panu Suaysuwan, Pitiwat Somthai and Vanida Pornsombatpaiboon
March 16 – June 4, 2017
Opening March 23 at 6:30pm
Multimedia artist Paul Taylor, who received his MFA from UC Davis, is among the featured artists represented in “Turbulence” at the Chandra Cerrito Contemporary in Oakland. The group exhibition runs Dec. 2 through Jan. 26.
Taylor is also featured in an invitational show at the Axis Gallery in Sacramento. The show runs Dec. 2 through 18.
Hedwig Brouckaert (MFA 2005) will participate in a 2-person exhibition, Collect Light, with Vanessa Albury at the Clara M. Eagle Gallery at Murray State University. The exhibiton will run from November 18, 2016 to February 7, 2017.
Clara M. Eagle Gallery
Murray State University
20 Grand Avenue, Space 509
Brooklyn, NY 11205
The Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art will open to the public on Sunday, Nov. 13 featuring a special exhibition of the work of first-generation faculty, but also feature exhibitions of contemporary artists who exemplify the interactive and art-making UC Davis tradition.