Check out the nice review written by John Yau for Hyperallergic on ”Wayne Thiebaud, Draftsman,” an exhibition currently on view at The Morgan Library and Museum (May 18-September 23, 2018). This is the first time an institution has examined Thiebaud’s works on paper throughout his entire career.
Shiva Ahmadi has been awarded the Civitella Raineri Art Residency in Italy. This residency, which runs from June 14 to July 23, 2018, has hosted over 800 Fellows and Director’s Guests at its 15th century castle in Umbria since its founding in 1995.
Fellows receive a six-week stay of self directed studio work and time. Each period brings together 12-14 accomplished international artists, writers and composers at emerging and established moments in their careers.
Lisa Rybovich Crallé (MFA 2011) will return to “Relay” at Mills College’s Slide Space. “Relay” includes Amy Nathan, Hannah Perrine Mode and Sophie Lourdes as well as Crallé and opens June 8, running through June 29th.
“Notebooks of a Body,” UC Davis first year master of fine arts students exhibition, will be held at the Verge Center for the Arts, 625 S St, Sacramento, June 1 – Aug. 12.
Work by first year MFA artists, Bailey Anderson, Julian Childs-Walker, Adam Cochran, Rachel Deane, Sarah Frieberg, Brooklynn Johnson and Nathan Smith, make up “Notebooks of a Body.” The artists work in many and across mediums including painting, sculpture, photography, installation, video and performance.
Lisa Rybovich Crallé (MFA 2011) has created the floating set for a new performance project designed and performed by Mara Poliak, Layton Lachman, and Abby Crain. The project “Swimming Pool” will be at CounterPulse May 17-19 with shows starting at 8 pm.
Swimming Pool debuts at CounterPulse next week (May 17-19).
Tickets can be purchased here. Use discount code POOL for $10 tickets.
Alum Anna Valdez (BA 2009) will be sharing exhibition space with Georgia O’Keeffe in the show “The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art” at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. The exhibition, which runs from May 6 to September 3, 2018, looks at how the art of Georgia O’Keeffe has intrigued viewers and artists alike for generations. “The Beyond” brings together more than 30 of O’Keeffe’s paintings with the work of 20 emerging artists focusing on similar themes.
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Hedwig Brouckaert (MFA 2005) is in a group show exploring immigration entitled “Transitions.” Curated by Michael Kukla, “Transitions” runs from April 5th - May 4th, 2018 at Project: ARTspace in New York.
Joining Hedwig are 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.
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.
Visiting Lecturer Beverly Acha will be participating in “Squaring the Sun,” the 5th presentation from Far x Wide, a project by Jes Cannon that features monthly selections of artworks that benefit social and environmental justice organizations. Beverly has two paintings and one print available, 50% of any sales will go to Human Rights Campaign.
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.
At the edge of campus, beneath the first floor of the Art Building, is a unique and hidden pocket of the university unknown to most UC Davis students: the Basement Gallery, a space run entirely by students for students.
After fourth-year art studio major McKinna Salinas took an introductory class in wildlife ecology and conservation at UC Davis, she translated her curiosity through a series of oil paintings representing the lectures that inspired her. Her show is called Conservation Cataclysms.
Tavarus Blackmonster (MFA candidate 2018) will be at The Brickhouse Gallery and Art Complex for his solo exhibition “Tavarus Blackmonster: Formal Deliquent.” You can catch the opening reception on February 10 from 12-5 pm at the 2nd Saturday Art Walk. Congrats Tavarus!
Congratulations to Annabeth Rosen for her inclusion in San Francisco’s Contemporary Jewish Museum’s exhibition, “Contraption: Rediscovering California Jewish Artists.” The show runs Feb. 22 through July 29.
Ryan Meyer (second-year MFA candidate) will be in an exhibition at the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture entitled “This Message Has No Content.” This show will run from February 3 to March 10. An opening reception will be held February 2 from 6-9 pm.
Gina Werfel was a participating artist in this years Art Apart Fair in Singapore. Art Apart is an international art fair that embraces the diversity of cultural content and artistic expression from around the world, at the same time offering unwavering support to local artists as well. It made its debut in Singapore in January 2013 and showcases the works of emerging and mid-career artists.
Art Studio major Shuyi Qi will have their first solo exhibition, entitled “Journey,” at the Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center. “Journey” will run from February 5 to March 9, 2018. There will be an artist’s reception on Sunday, February 11 from 2-4 pm.
Curated by Margaret Mathews-Berenson and Allison Peller, “Molding / Mark-Making” features ceramic artists Ann Agee, Lynda Benglis, Kathy Butterly, Nicole Cherubini, Elisa D’Arrigo, Peter Gourfain, Joanne Greenbaum, Valerie Hegarty, Stephanie Imbeau, Kristen Jensen, Julia Kunin, Alice Mackler, Annabeth Rosen, Arlene Shechet, Peter Shire, and Betty Woodman.
We have an update on the dedicated bench for Gilbert Menke:
A big thank you to each of you for the generous donations to the dedicated bench in memory of Gilbert Menke. It’s so very heart warming to see how many friends Gilbert had in the Davis community and beyond. We all miss him. Things are not usually speedy at UCD but once the bench is installed there will be a gathering to view, sit, and reminisce.
Cornelia Schulz continues to present a vibrant vigor unique to artists of any age. For over 46 years she has honed her skills in small format paintings of complex shape and color. Studying sculpture at Los Angeles County Art Institute in the 1950’s, Schulz learned 3-D modeling techniques in steel and wood which proved important in subsequent years. Her altered rectilinear shapes are hand built wood supports, stretched with canvas. Using a knife, Schulz slices and swirls paint into a complex brew of color, gestural oppositions and hair raising improbabilities.
“Listening In…,” a new 3-channel synchronized media installation will be part of Silence Pressure Noise, guest curated by Vicky Moufawad-Paul at the McIntosh Gallery of Western University in London, Canada from the November 10, 2017 to January 13, 2018.
A three screen edition from “ARK 3: Crossover,” a collaborative installation with Torsten Zenas Burns, is included in the exhibition Model of the World at the Zhangzhou Art Museum in China from September 29th through November 15, 2017.
Robin Hill and Glenda Drew will participate in a panel discussion entitled “Art + California: Proximity, Place, and the Public Research University” at the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities Conference November 1-4, 2017 at Northeastern University in Boston.
Shiva Ahmadi, associate professor of art, is included in the exhibition “Sanctuary” Oct. 7 – March 11 at Fort Mason Chapel in San Francisco. For the exhibition, the FOR-SITE Foundation invited 36 artists from 21 countries to design contemporary rugs reflecting on sanctuary, offering visitors a multiplicity of perspectives on the basic human need for refuge, protection, and sacred ground.
“Over the years, Alfred Hitchcock’s film Vertigo (1958) has left many artists obsessed, from Chris Marker, who dedicated an entire segment of his Sans Soleil (1983) to the thriller, to Douglas Gordon, whose video Feature Film (1999) reuses Bernard Herrmann’s score.
Contraption: Rediscovering California Jewish Artists is a group show that presents the work of sixteen California-identified artists of Jewish descent—both historical and living—whose work refers to the machine either literally or metaphorically. Some of the artists are rarely seen now. Among the living artists, there will be large-scale mechanical installations by Bernie Lubell and Sheri Simons, as well as ceramics, drawings, sculpture and paintings by Ned Kahn, Bella Feldman, Howard Fried, and Annabeth Rosen.
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.”
Hearne Pardee and Gina Werfel, professors of art, have given a distinctive look to the UC Davis Alumni Wine Program. In celebration of reaching 250,000 living alumni, the program collaborated with Ceja Vineyards, Heringer Estate Vineyards and the Robert Mondavi Institute at UC Davis on a special collection for alumni. The wine bottles feature art by Pardee and Werfel.
Congratulations to Jodi Connelly for receiving the UC Davis’ Drake Award!
This is a nine-month fellowship open to continuing students studying Art Studio, Environmental Design, Human Nutrition, and Aeronautical Engineering. Jodi is one of two recipients of this annual award.
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston will showcase the first major survey of Annabeth Rosen’s work. In “Annabeth Rosen: Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped” more than two decades of her practice will be exhibited. The exhibition will feature the arc of Rosen’s ceramic sculptures as well as drawings that mirror the trajectory of these works.
The UC Davis Department of Art and Art History’s Art Studio Visiting Artist Lecture series brings artists, writers and curators to campus. All presentations are free and take place at 4:30 p.m. at the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art.