Exhibitions 2019-2020

Bernie Lubell: Aspirations

August 29 – October 12, 2019

Artist Talk and Exhibition Reception: Thursday, August 29, 5:30pm, PAC 134
Gallery Talk: Thursday, September 19, 5:30pm

Based in San Francisco since the 1970s, Bernie Lubell (b. 1947) creates interactive sculptural installations based on his studies in psychology and engineering. The work explores the relationship between humans and machines, where viewers become active participants. Lubell’s projects have included a stone-age digital computer, a rainstorm of chaos and nostalgia, a phone booth-confessional communications network, and a simulation of the human heart as mechanical device.

To Freeze the Shifting Phantasmagoria: Five California Painters

October 24 – December 14, 2019

Artist Panel Discussion and Reception: Thursday, October 24, 5:30pm, PAC 134

To Freeze the Shifting Phantasmagoria investigates the diverse strategies emerging in contemporary painting. Highlighting work by five California artists, Emily Davis Adams, Lisa Adams, Yoon Lee, Kara Maria, and Leah Rosenberg the exhibition reveals an energized proliferation of an age-old media that has been influenced by digital technology, the history of abstraction, installation art, as well as social and political concerns.

Cathy Lu

January 30 – March 14, 2020

Artist Talk and Reception: Thursday January 30, 5:30pm, Zingg Recital Hall

Working primarily in ceramics, Bay Area artist Cathy Lu explores trans-cultural experiences through the appropriation and decontextualization of traditional Chinese art and its perception in the West. For the Jacki Headley Gallery, Lu will be creating a large-scale ceramics installation inspired by the ancient Chinese myth of the Immortal Peach Garden and its biblical counterpart the Garden of Eden.

MFA Culminating Exhibition: Jory Harms

March 30 – April 4, 2020

Artist Talk and Reception: Wednesday, April 1, 5:30pm

Presenting new sculpture by Master of Fine Arts candidate Jory Harms.

65thAnnual Juried Student Exhibition

April 20 – May 16, 2020

Juror Talk: Thursday, April 9, 5:30pm, PAC 134
Juror Lecture: Jordan Amirkhani

Awards Ceremony and Reception: Thursday, April 30, 5pm, PAC 134
The Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition features works submitted by Chico State art students and selected by a guest juror. A highly anticipated event, the exhibition presents a range of approaches, concepts, and materials, including ceramics, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, and digital media.

Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday, noon-4pm
Campus: Arts and Humanities Building, Room 121
Email: kdlindner@csuchico.edu
Tel: 530-898-5864

Exhibits are free and open to the public.

The exhibition program is supported by the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, Instructionally Related Activities fees, Student Learning Fees, grants, and the generosity of donors and sponsors.

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