For Immediate Release: April 8, 2015
Contact: Jennifer Gracia
Exhibition: Temporary Shelter: MFA Thesis Exhibition of Artist Renae Barnard
Dates: April 27- May 1, 2015, 10am-5pm
Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 6-8pm
Location: Claremont Graduate University, East Gallery
251 E. Tenth Street, Claremont, CA 91711
Temporary Shelter: MFA Thesis Exhibition of Artist Renae Barnard
Claremont, CA –Claremont Graduate University presents Temporary Shelter: MFA Thesis Exhibition of Artist Renae Barnard, a solo exhibition of sculpture and installation. Many of Barnard’s sculptures are worked within inches of collapse. The meticulously folded, twisted and sewn objects are both destroyed by and reinforced with the repetitive gestures by which they are made.
Barnard has been the recipient of many awards including but not limited to Outstanding Experimental Film, Sue Arlen Walker and Harvey M. Parker Memorial Fellowship, Armory Center for the Arts Teaching Artist Fellowship, Ahmanson Annual Fellowship, Christopher Street West Art & Culture Grant, Lincoln Fellowship Award and the Pasadena Arts Council Fiscal Sponsorship. Barnard has spoken about her work at the Open Engagement Conference at the Queens Museum, NY, The Long Beach LGTBQ Film Festival, Shoshana Wayne Gallery and Los Angeles Municipal Gallery.
About Claremont Graduate UniversityThe MFA program at Claremont Graduate University begins with the conviction that art is an enterprise that is intimately linked to the individuals who make it, often in ways that are not yet known to themselves or others. CGU is one of the seven members of the Claremont Consortium, which includes the five Claremont Colleges (Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, Pomona, and Scripps) as well as the Keck Graduate Institute. The faculty, facilities and resources of these world-class institutions are available to MFA students