Temporary Shelter: MFA Thesis Exhibition of Artist Renae Barnard
Free art exhibit to take place at City Hall from October 20th, 2014- February 9th, 2015.
Pathway Analysis presents eighteen works by fourteen emerging artists currently enrolled in Claremont Graduate University’s MFA Program. This exhibition continues a long tradition of highlighting MFA candidates in the galleries of Claremont City Hall.
Pathway Analysis was curated by Renae Barnard and Jonathan Elder. It will be on display from October 20th, 2014 to February 9th, 2015.
Pathway Analysis celebrates the process of exploration and recognizes the intricacies involved in the movement from the conceptual to the physical. These experimental practices and open-ended methods of discovery allow viewers the opportunity to engage with a broad range of materials and artistic approaches. Abstract paintings by Jonathan Elder, Yirmi Ding, Yun Lung, Chas Schroeder and Stacy Wendt are in quiet conversation with figurative works by Dena Alswaidan, Cindy Gracia, Antoine Leonard and Lara Salmon.
Artists Iain Muirhead, Alice Perreault and Lilli Zhong combine traditional painting techniques with applied collage methods to create multi-faceted dimensional works, while Renae Barnard and Fang Li fashion sculptural objects from textile fibers imbued with references to the feminine and the domestic.
Claremont City Hall
207 N Harvard Ave, Claremont, CA 91711
Admission: Free of charge
Summer Group Show
Renae Barnard, Hazing Period, 2014
Renae Barnard, Vera Bauluz, Tofer Chin, Abdul Mazid, & Patch Wright
July 19-September 06, 2014
Reception July 19, 2014 5pm-7pm
Shoshana Wayne Gallery is pleased to present
In-Situ , a summer group exhibition by emerging Los Angeles artists never before shown at the gallery. Working in a variety of mediums, the selected works by Renae Barnard, Vera Bauluz, Tofer Chin, Abdul Mazid, and Patch Wright offer an invitation to think about the relationship between place and identity and how the artists' hand and materials of choice are inextricably linked to critique. Here, each artist either re-purposes, re-articulates, or re-imagines a given article and imbues it with new life and new meaning.
Renae Barnard creates a soft sculpture from paper, thread, and ribbon, materials, and tactility typically associated with women and ascribed little consequence in the world. Each of Barnard's sculptures with their intricate twists, coils, folds, splits, and tears challenge the viewer to see beyond traditional and conventional modes of identity representation.
Vera Bauluz presents found objects (janitor's mops, brooms, and shoes) that alone have little meaning to the world aside from signifying another's undesirable labor. Bauluz covers these heavily coded objects with gold leaf and at once blurs the distinction between the mundane and the worthless with that of beauty and value.
Tofer Chin explores the relationship between architecture and the natural world, illuminating ease and delicacy in the angular and rigid with his paintings and sculptures. As part of an ongoing series, Chin's re-imagined stalagmites symbolize living and breathing beings in an environment. They command attention while at the same time blending into their surroundings alluding to the contentious relationship between humans and nature.
Abdul Mazid is a multi-disciplinary conceptual artist who selects materials already imbued with heavy symbolism (sports collectibles, glitter, razor wire, Middle Eastern rugs, etc.) and re-works them until they have a specified social and political meaning. For Mazid, born to a Syrian father and Mexican mother in California, identity and place inform much of his work. Mazid's singular coupling of mediums and ideas reflects his own experience of hybridity.
Patch Wright works in the realm of the mysterious creating objects that are simultaneously familiar and otherworldly. The chasm between the viewer's perception/experience and the artist's work is precisely space from which Wright finds strength. Demonstrating mastery over his materials, Wright pushes up against all conditions of possibility morphing the grotesque into the beautiful and the minute into the colossal.
For more information, please contact Alana Parpal
HOME MAKERS? EXHIBITION
July 12, 2014 6:00pm-10:00pm
Los Angeles (May 1, 2014)
Presenting more than 75 works by 22 female artists,
HOME MAKERS? is the first Los Angeles exhibition to highlight women makers in a setting free from the hierarchies that segregate fine arts and crafts. Curated by Renae Barnard, this exhibition connects women artists from diverse communities directly with visitors for one night only:
Saturday, July 12 from 6:00pm-10: 00 pm.
Operating outside the traditional art market, the exhibition will take place in an underground tunnel in East Los Angeles and provide 100% of sales directly to the participating artists. The tunnel walls will feature photography by Leila May, Maria Garcia-Clark and Cathleen Parra, paintings by Alice Maldonado, Elwing Gonzales, and Nicole Reyes, illustrations by Cheryl Angel and Olivia Healy-Mirkovich, and sculptural fiber works by Renae Barnard, Fang Li, Jacqueline Meyers-Cho, Kin Chen and Vanessa Fry.
The above ground intersection will be temporarily closed to traffic allowing for installation artists Diana Madriaga, Debbie Carlson, Jaklin Romine, and Olga Lah to take over the street. Ceramicists Sharon Hardy and Sarah Hagen will be hosting vignettes of their work above ground alongside fiber artist Cara Mullinary, Julie Roth and Julie Kornblum and sculptors/ jewelry designers Terina Nicole and Robin Little. Master of Ceremonies Rebekkah Waites will be spinning tunes all evening and introducing an exceptional performance by Jessica Ceballos at 7:30 pm.
Cypress Village Tunnel 3400 N. Figueroa Street Los Angeles CA 90042
Saturday, July 12th 6-10pm.
Street parking on Figueroa. Loreto Street closed to traffic.
Admission: Free of charge
An exhibition in cooperation with the Cypress Village Art Walk. Located in an underground tunnel and the surrounding intersection of Figueroa and Loreto Streets in Los Angeles.
Most people think of home as a building or structure. Some call a city or a country home, while others struggle with homelessness or ultimately resolve that home is merely a feeling.
What defines a homemaker and how does our understanding of this role impact gender norms? Visual Artists and Performers will investigate these themes. A roster of included artists and performers is coming soon! Stay tuned!
The primary sponsors are Antigua Coffee House and Fine Art Solutions. Renae Barnard is curating the event.