Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter April — May 2006
Reckless Behavior was a program of Video Screenings at the Getty Center on Wednesday, April 19 2006. It presented recent and newly commissioned video art including a video by alum JOE SOLA. SOLA is also participating in Cavities-Space Personified curated by Dennis Cubbage and Maria-Lisa Flemington at Cal State Fullerton's main gallery from April 8 to May 12, 2006.
Alums STEVEN BANKHEAD and ROB FAUCETTE had work included in "Love After the Cold War in an Open House of a (Re) Constructed Babylon by a Popular Mechanic" from March 10 - 12, 2006 at the MAK Center Artists and Architects in Residence & Guests Final Projects Exhibition.
Grad ERIC MEDINE had a one-person show of new works called "Floating Dragon" at Walled City in San Pedro from April 29 to May 14, 2006. MEDINE also participated with his video art in Minimalist Jukebox at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on March 18, 2006 and in The Devil Made me Do It at Basswerks and Rehab Studios from June 3 to June 6, 2006.
GRADUATE STUDIES Fine Arts had their Open Studios on Sunday April 9 from 2-5 p.m.
Grads SEAN ALDRIN, GISELE LUBSEN and MARY YOUNAKOF had their MFA show titled The End is Here in the BOLSKY Gallery from April 11 to April 23, 2006. YOUNAKOF also showed her video at the Annual Otis Fine Arts Video Screening at the Egyptian Theatre on May 7, 2006. In addition, she was included in Los Angeles Art Now at Galleri S.E in Bergen, Norway, from February 18 to April 19, 2006. Finally, MARY'S work was in the 22nd edition of Art Amsterdam in May. Grad GISELE LUBSEN also had a one person show, Struck, at Blink Digital in Santa Monica opening on April 20, 2006.
A survey exhibition of the work of Graduate Fine Arts Chair ROY DOWELL included forty paintings, collage and works on paper dating from 1981 to 2005 at Margo Leavin Gallery in West Hollywood from March 18 to April 15. Illustrated catalogue with essay by Christopher Miles. The show was reviewed by Holly Myers in the LA Times on March 31, 2006.
Graduate faculty ANNETTA KAPON showed a video in State of Emergency, a public projection program in New York opening on June 1, 2006. KAPON also showed in Orion's Shorts Film Festival on May 6-7 in Landers, CA and in the 2nd Athens Video Art Festival, Greece, on April 6 and 7 2006.
Alumna CARLA DANES had a one person show, Tabletop Jungle, from April 22-May 6th, 2006 at the New Chinatown Barbershop 930 N. Hill St. Los Angeles, CA 90012.
Alums MATT MACFARLAND and JESSE BENSON will be showing their work in the Armory Northwest's show Interactions: Armory Artists and their Art from April 23 - June 18, 2006. MACFARLAND is also in the group show Suitcase: Volume I, A collaborate drawing show, Upstairs at the Market Gallery at 1057 South San Pedro Street from May 22 through June 2
Alum LUIS HERNANDEZ showed work in TheGreatIndoors,a dialog between contemporary art and modern furniture at sideSPACE in Pasadena from April 22nd to May 31st 2006.
Alumna ANNIE BUCKLEY has been writing articles and reviews in Artweek, and recently on Marnie Weber in the March issue of ARTnews. Coming up in June's Artweek is a review of "Symmetry" at the MAK Center and a new review at http://www.zerodegreesart.com/ titled The Out of Towners: LA Eyes on NY Art.
Grad CHARLES MCDANIEL showed one of his photographs in "Soho Photo Second Annual Alternative Processes Competition" at Soho Photo in New York from May 2 to June 3, 2006. The juror was Christopher James.
CHARLES MC DANIEL with grad ERICA STEPHENS and alum LUIS HERNANDEZ are also in the group show "Stars on Vine" at Aiden Riley Taylor Gallery in Hollywood from June 10 - July 22, 2006. The show was curated by Chris Sicat.
Alumna KIM FISHER showed in LAXed: Paintings from the Other Side at Peres Projects in Berlin from April 28 - June 2, 2006.
Alum LAWRENCE GIPE had a Mid-Career Retrospective: 3 Five-Year Plans: 1990-2005, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona, March 11 - June 10. http://asuartmuseum.asu.edu/.../
JO LAURIA was the exhibition Co-Organizer: Ruth Duckworth, Modernist Sculptor, Long Beach Museum of Art, May 5 - July 2. She is co-author (with Suzanne Baizerman) of California Design: The Legacy of West Coast Craft and Style.
Alumna LAURA DAROCA showed "Remains: A Preliminary Investigation" selected by students from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago on the theme of "forgetting on May 14, 2006
Alumna WENDY GIVEN showed her short film "5 in 1" as part of "The One Minutes" in the Vitas Film Festival which was held in the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures on May 5 from 9am to 9pm.
Alum VALERIE TYMOCZKO played the alto saxophone and sang with the Santa Monica Big Jazz Band on Sunday May 21st at the Santa Monica City College Music Hall.
Grads ADAM MARS and CHRIS OATEY were in the group show Draw, Paper, Scissors at Domestic Setting from May 20 to June 24, 2006. The show was guest-curated by Meg Linton.
Alum VALLY MESTRONI took part in the group show Concrete Drawing from April 8 to May 27 2006 at the Center for the Arts in Eaglerock. The show was curated by Barry Markowitz and Liz Young.
Grad ZEAL HARRIS will show her paintings on UCLA's campus on June 5, 2006 (opening 6-9 p.m.) in the Black MFA Art Students' Show. The works will be on view till June 7th. Kerckhoff Art Gallery (adjacent to UCLA coffee shop.) This show was a final class assignment for 2 students taking a class in African-American Art History at UCLA.
Alum CARMINE IANNACCONE is showing his sculptures Re-Public Works in a one person show at Solway Jones Gallery from June 3 to July 2, 2006.
The 2006 MFA exhibition is in the Bolsky Gallery till June 6, 2006.