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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.
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!
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.
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.”
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.
The Art Building is located on Hutchison Drive, about halfway between the Memorial Union and Mrak Hall on the UC Davis campus. There is limited parking behind the building, but there is visitor parking nearby, across the Arboretum in lot VP5.