Jonathan Calm, a visual artist in the media of photography
and video, and assistant professor at Stanford University, will
appear in the Art Studio Visiting Artist Lecture Series on Feb.
27. His presentation, “African-American Automobility: A
Green Book Journey,” will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Jan Shrem and
Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art.
Frances Stark’s drawings, collages, videos, PowerPoint
presentations, performances, and paintings have been extensively
exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide. In 2017 her
paintings were included in the Whitney Biennial and her cinematic
opera, The Magic Flute, premiered at LACMA, and an
earlier work was featured in the Venice Biennale. In 2015,
her mid-career survey, “UH-OH: Frances Stark 1991-2015,” was
exhibited at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles and the Museum
of Fine Arts, Boston.
Beatriz Cortez is a multidisciplinary artist based in Los
Angeles. Her work explores simultaneity, life in
different temporalities and different versions of
modernity, particularly with regards to memory and loss in the
aftermath of war and the experience of migration, and in
relation to imagining possible futures.
Meg Shiffler is the Galleries Director for the San Francisco Arts
Commission (SFAC), the arts agency of the City and County of
San Francisco. In this role since 2005, she curates exhibitions
featuring local, national and international artists that provoke
a dialogue between contemporary art and broad civic and social
The “Arts and Humanities Graduate Exhibition” at the Jan Shrem
and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art showcases the work and
research of graduate students across various disciplines
including art studio, design, art history, music, theatre, and
creative writing among others.
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