"Paper is Part of the Picture" at The Anderson Gallery

Paper is Part of the Picture

Join us on Friday, Feb. 2, from 5-7pm for the public reception for Paper is Part of the Picture: Contemporary Paper and Book Arts.

Curated by Drake University’s Sarah McCoy, Paper is Part of the Picture explores the different substrates, approaches, materiality and meanings revealed through artists’ interactions on and with paper.

This exhibit features artwork made of or on paper by artists from across the US.  Join us at the public reception Friday, Feb. 2, 5-7pm or visit the gallery during regular hours!  Tues – Sundaynoon-4pm.

Participating artists include:

Joanna Anos (Chicago, IL)
Penelope Anstruther (Oakland, CA)
Renae Barnard (Los Angeles, CA)
Jessica Barness (Kent, OH)
Melanie Bohrer (Chicago, IL)
Ben Calvert (Villa Park, IL)
John Chang (Pasadena, CA)
Sage Dawson (St. Louis, MO)
Cristina deAlmeida (Bellingham, WA)
Andrew DeCaen (Denton, TX)
Sue Carrie Drummond (Jackson, MS)
Erin Elizabeth (Chicago, IL)
Maureen Fritchen (Racine, WI)
Tatiana Ginsberg (Brooklyn, NY)
Reni Gower (Mechanicsville, VA)
Jessie Horning (Columbus, OH)
Andrew Huot (Montrose, GA)
Peggy Johnston (Des Moines, IA)
DongKyu Kim (Fort Lee, NJ)
Lenka Konopasek (Salt Lake City, UT)
Karen Kunc (Lincoln, NE)
Jihae Kwon (Laie, HI)
Laurie LeBreton (Chicago, IL)
Amy Leners (Chicago, IL)
Erin Mickelson (Santa Fe, NM)
Lisa Miles (Cleveland, OH)
Zeinab Saab (DeKalb, IL)
Michael Scheef (Papillion, NE)
Tess Mosko Scherer (Peoria, AZ)
Christian Schmit (Lakeside Park, KY)
Maria Welch (Brandon, MS)

See more photos from the exhibition here: Paper is Part of the Picture

Temporary Shelter: Renae Barnard's MFA Exhibition

For Immediate Release: April 8, 2015

Contact: Jennifer Gracia

(909) 621-8071| jennifer.gracia@cgu.edu |  http://cgu.edu/art  | www.renaebarnard.com


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.

Renae Barnard is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Los Angeles. Barnard’s work has been shown at Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Harriet & Charles Luckman Gallery, Annenberg Community Beach House Gallery, Berkeley Art Center, SOMArts Gallery, Pete & Susan Barrett Gallery, Grace Albrecht Gallery, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Peggy Phelps Gallery as well as screened at U.S. and international film festivals.

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 University
The 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

Displaced Tinder

Renae Barnard is a multi-disciplinary artist living and working in Los Angeles. Her work investigates the undeniable relationship between biology and culture as well as the potential and limits of these two forces. Barnard's work has been shown at Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Berkeley Art Center, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, SOMArts Gallery, Harriet & Charles Luckman Gallery, Pete & Susan Barrett Gallery, Grace Albrecht Gallery and in a collection of local and international film festivals.

Pathway Analysis: An Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture by Emerging Artists

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.

General Information:

Claremont City Hall

207 N Harvard Ave, Claremont, CA 91711

Monday-Friday 7am-6pm



Admission: Free of charge

In Situ: A Summer Exhibition at Shoshana Wayne Gallery

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