Professor John Lopez will participate in The Early Science Worshop this Friday, May 17. John and his fellow panelists Daniela Bleichmar, Renee Raphael and Andres Resendez will speak address “Innovation, Communication and empire: Knowledge and Technology in the Early Modern Spanish World.” John’s talk is entitled “The Desague’s Watermark: Image Making, Urban Planning, and Environmental Rupture at Viceregal Mexico City.”
Professor John Lopez will discuss “Tenochtitlan in Sixteenth-Century Native Pictorials” at the Hemispheric Institute of the Americas on Tuesday, May 21 from 12-1:30 pm in 3201 Hart Hall.
John’s talk will highlight his research examining the study of indigenous pictorials, which not only suggests different epistemes at work from the European counterpart, but equally as important, they inscribe, in picture, the underlying conceptions on Tenochtitlan, its geographic setting, and its most iconic feature: water.
The 2019 “Arts and Humanities Graduate Exhibition at UC Davis” highlight the work and research of graduate students across 7 disciplines — art studio, design, art history, music, theatre, cultural studies and creative writing – at the Manetti Shrem Museum.
Here is a preview of some of the work in the exhibition.
An expansive exhibition by 25 graduate students in the creative arts opens May 29 at the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art. Students from studio art, design, music, creative writing, art history, theatre and cultural studies will be part of the annual show. It will include art installations, paintings, sculptures, graphic novels, political posters, music recordings, videos and presentations on art history. Several pieces invite audience participation, including one about elections.
The relationship between art and the Enlightenment is polemical. Enlightenment philosophical ideals centered on precepts of reason, self, society, perfection and beauty, among others. Yet, study of painting of this period demonstrates that art was not only rational and orderly, but also wildly hubristic, overambitious, and even went as far as rejecting tenets of the Enlightenment.
Sarah Cain moves beyond the traditional notion of painting within the frame by exploring abstraction and spatial interventions in a wide range of media and found materials. Leading a way into new territories of abstraction, Cain moves fluidly between works on site and her object-based studio practice. Cain was born in Albany, New York, in 1979. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
Alison Saar creates artworks that frequently transform found objects to reflect themes of cultural and social identity, history, and religion. Saar is skilled in numerous artistic mediums, including metal sculpture, wood, fresco, woodblock print, and works using found objects.
Line Clausen Pedersen is a scholar of the art of Paul Gauguin, Edgar Degas and others. An art historian, educated in Copenhagen, London, and Florence, she has been a curator at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, since 2008 and has created a number of international exhibitions on artists such as Paul Gauguin, Edgar Degas, Man Ray, Theodore Rousseau and others. Her recent curatorial activities include an exhibition on the French artist Odilon Redon in collaboration with the Kröller-Müller museum in the Netherlands.
Angelina Gualdoni, a native of San Francisco based in New York, begins her paintings by pouring directly onto the canvas. This drawing via liquid creates a capricious and unpredictable ground and forms a base, both in terms of material and narrative. After one or often several layered pours, Gualdoni adds markings in heavier paint over top, defining objects or spaces.
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.