Artists Ed Ruscha and Raymond Pettbond are now featuring their exhibit "The Holy Bible and THE END." It's a three time collaboration depicting pop culture in Los Angeles during the 1980"s punk scene. They both focused on the clash of high and low art. Raymond Pettibond will be speaking at the Pomona College on April 5th at 4:15 p.m. Pettibond also designed the album covers for his brother Greg Ginn's band, Black Flag, Sonic Youth, as well as other bands. The museum is open Tuesday thru Friday from noon-5p.m. It's free to get in and it's on the corner of College and Bonita Ave. in the city of CLAREMONT not Pomona. http://www.pomona.edu/museum/exhibitions/
March 31, 2006
March 29, 2006
on exhibit at Chouinard Gallery.
Gallery Exhibition April 15 - May 20, 2006
Saturday, April 15, 2006, 7 - 10 PM
detail, Migration Grid #6, clay, shadow
photo: Gene Ogami
1020 Mission Street
South Pasadena, CA
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY SAN BERNARDINO
MARY HALE VISSER WILL TALK ABOUT HER
INTERNATIONAL RAPID PROTOTYPING SCULPTURE EXHIBITION
THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 4-5 PM
Exhibition reception: 5PM
From the press release:
Developed in the second half of the 1980s, rapid prototyping was first used by automobile and toy manufacturers and high tech industry to create parts and models for projects. More recently, it has been also embraced by artists, who create their sculptural work through an automatic additive manufacturing process.
An RP printer machine renders a computer generated (CAD) design in 3-D form by the additive process into material such as epoxy resin or ink-jet powder. The material hardens to form a precise replica of the digital image.
There are several commercial processes with different materials and qualities to produce RP 3-D works, and some of them are more popular among artists. Stereolithography (STL) uses laser cured epoxy resin which produces a translucent amber appearance. Laminated-object manufacturing (LOM) cuts a combination of resin and laminated paper, resulting in a wood-like object. Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) fires a laser onto a polycarbonate powder creating a hard white plastic appearance. Three-dimensional Printing (3DP) solidifies layers of ink-jet powder, and it is the only method of RP allowing colors.
March 28, 2006
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March 24, 2006
"Melbourne is the proud capital of street painting with stencils. Its large, colonial-era walls and labyrinth of back alleys drip with graffiti that is more diverse and original than any other city in the world. Well, that was until a few weeks ago, when preparations for the Commonwealth games brought a tidal wave of grey paint, obliterating years of unique and vibrant culture overnight." You can read the complete article in The Guardian.
Over the last half century the battle over the classification and cultural acceptance of graffiti has raged. The spectrum of opinions on graffiti range from "vandalism" on one hand to "art" on the other. Graffiti as defined on Wikipedia gives some insight to the general perspective of the medium.
Historically, the term graffiti originally referred to the inscriptions, figure drawings, etc., found on the walls of ancient sepulchers or ruins, as in the Catacombs of Rome or at Pompeii. Usage of the word has evolved to include any decorations (inscribed on any surface) that one can regard as vandalism; or to cover pictures or writing placed on surfaces, usually external walls and sidewalks, without the permission of an owner.
Today graffiti has become a complex and diverse visual culture with its own language, standards, categories and history. Groups such as Art Crimes use the internet to record and preserve the evolution and diversity of modern graffiti around the world. The division between graffiti being viewed as an urban "street art" or recognized as a "legitimate (high) art" is continually blurred as the makers of graffiti move between unsactioned and sanctioned sites/canvases, create "pieces" on commission (murals, installations), and their imagery is co-opted by mainstream commercialism.
What is your view of graffiti? Does it play a role in our culture? Would you classify it as "art"?
Now you can even design your own tag from the convenience and safety of your own computer.
March 23, 2006
This project consists of photographs and video, which depict various San Francisco landscapes. I make the landscapes by constructing scale models of the architectural elements which I use to make molds. I then cast the buildings in Jell-O. Similar to making a movie set, I add backdrops, which I often paint, and elements such as mountains or trees, and then I dramatically light the scenes from the back or underneath. The Jell-O sculptures quickly decay, leaving the photographs and video as the remains.
March 22, 2006
Recent paintings and drawings by Los Angeles artist Ruth Weisberg will be the subject of an exhibition entitled “New Beginnings” at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts. The exhibition opens with a reception with the artist in attendance at 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 25.
Ruth Weisberg, “Harbor,” 2003,
mixed media drawing, 22 1/4 x 30 inches.
Jack Rutberg Fine Arts is located at 357 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, California, 90036. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For further information phone (323) 938-5222.
March 16, 2006
I have posted before about the importance of the 2001 discovery of the San Bartolo murals. Continued research at the site is uncovering more amazing discoveries. A recent article from my alma mater, The University of Texas at Austin, highlights some of these finds. The earliest Maya hieroglyphs were discovered in 2005 at San Bartolo. According to radiocarbon dating of charcoal associated with the glyphs they date to between 300-200 BCE. This discovery is now raising some questions about the development of writing in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica.
“Nothing like it’s been found,” Stuart said [the Linda and David Schele Professor of Mesoamerican Art and Writing at The University of Texas at Austin and a leading expert in Maya hieroglyphs]. “That’s what it comes down to.”
Previously, Saturno, a researcher for the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology and lecturer at the University of New Hampshire, had found an elaborate mural depicting the creation of the Mayan cosmos. The murals date from about 150 B.C.
Those discoveries at San Bartolo have changed the way archaeologists think about the ancient Mayan timeline, that Maya literacy goes back much further than had been thought.
“You look at something like this and you realize there had to have been centuries of development leading up to it,” Stuart said. “That’s what we still don’t see. Where’s that stuff? It didn’t happen overnight.”
San Bartolo isn’t giving up its answers easily. There’s just not much to work with, Stuart said.
“Here we only have a small snippet,” he said. “If we only had a much longer text, it would be a lot easier. It’s like any kind of code breaking, the longer the sample is the more success you’ll have potentially. Our problem with this early stuff is it’s so small.”
Saturno said the San Bartolo text presents a new task for Stuart.
“Usually, when you show him Maya text, he just reads it,” Saturno said. “All of a sudden, he’s confronted with a whole new system and now the challenge is to someday be able to figure out what it means.”
Read the entire article.
March 15, 2006
It is a true piece of art isn't it? Our Solar System is a real wonder. All it took is the supposed Big bang, some hydrogen, lithium, and helium. That is all it took for us to be here on earth. It is the most spectacular and beautiful thing to see. Many people in this new era do not bother to look at the beautiful sky and appreciate it. The solar system is one of the most beautiful piece of art to me.
Even though we have this art picture of our Solar System it tells us a lot of information, but then again it tells us nothing. We do not know what black matter is or why we are moving at a very fast rate. We don't even know if the universe one day stop. Many people think that we will be here forever, but they are wrong. The sun one day will run out of energy and destroy most of our planets to be recylecled to form a new star and new planets. But that will not happen for another few billion years! See you then...
March 13, 2006
See great art and architecture while earning college credit!
Join me in the UK May 30–June 16, 2006.
The Chaffey College Art Department is offering a seventeen day study abroad program to study the arts of the United Kingdom in London and Edinburgh.
In London visit the National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, British Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate Modern Gallery, Courtauld Gallery, and Tate Britain. See a London theater performance. Tour the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London. Take day trips to Stonehenge, Bath and Brighton.
In Edinburgh you'll visit the National Gallery of Scotland, City Art Centre, Edinburgh Castle, and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
Final information meeting Wednesday,
March 15 @ 7:00-8:00 PM in VSS-108.
Download the itinerary and application..
For more information, contact the School of Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts at 909/477-8633.
March 11, 2006
Learning about Jewish and Christian art has enlightened me on my own religion. I am Catholic, and throughout the years of taking church classes, I had never been given information about the background of my faith. For instance, I did not know what the representation of the fish meant and I did not understand the impact of iconoclasm.
I have always appreciated the artwork in Catholic churches; from statues to stained-glass windows, now I know how these things have been incorporated with the church since centuries ago. Art History really is more than just art.
March 6, 2006
Early Nahuatl Drama: Nahua Society and Sensibility in Colonial Mexico
The Joy of Zapotec: My Thirteen Year Odyssey
Venturing into the Depths of Mother Earth: Archaeological Investigations of the Prominent Chasm at Aguateca, Peten, Guatemala
Understanding Postclassic Etzatlan, Jalisco: Ceramic and Ethnohistorical Evidence
Constructing Maya Identity Through Dance in Contemporary Momostenango, Guatemala
March 5, 2006
FREE Bus Trip for Chaffey Students to
the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Saturday, April 8, 2006
Sign Up Now @ Student Activities Office
- Discount Museum Admission Only $4 -
Sponsored by A.S.C.C., Student Activities,
and the Chaffey Art History Association
College Students' Financial Burden Is About to Get Worse
Margo Alpert is on the 30-year plan. Every month, $500 to $600 is automatically deducted from her salary to pay off college loans. By the time the 29-year-old Chicago public interest lawyer is in her mid-50s and thinking seriously about retirement, she will finally be free of college debt.
"It's going to be part of my life forever," Alpert said. "I don't think about it at all because it's just a fact of life."
Alpert's experience with her version of debtors' prison is not unusual in the realm of recent college graduates whose unpaid loan and expense obligations have soared in the last several years. Some have been left with debts that are double, or even more than triple, their annual salaries.
Because of higher tuition, steady or declining grants and state aid, and a greater dependency on loans, the average student's debt has increased by more than 50% over the last decade, after accounting for inflation, according to the U.S. Department of Education.
And as Congress moves to cut the budget deficit, the cost pressure on college students and those preparing to enter university is about to worsen.
Read complete article in LA Times.
March 3, 2006
This Saturday, March 4, at 2pm at the Wignall Museum there will be a Curator’s Walkthrough with technocraft curators Karen Rapp and Linda Theung, as well as a conversation with technocraft artists Shirley Tse and Won Ju Lim. This will be a great afternoon and a wonderful opportunity to learn about the exhibition and the artists.
For more information here is a review and a press release.
The technocraft exhibition will continue to run through March 18.
The Wignall Museum is located on the Rancho Cucamonga campus of Chaffey College at 5885 Haven Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737-3002. The Wignall is open Monday – Friday from 10 AM to 4 PM, and Saturdays from 12 to 4 PM. Closed Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.
March 2, 2006
A German university plans to return a fragment of the Parthenon sculptures to Greece. The piece measures approximately three by four inches and is from the temple's northern frieze. It is a fragment of a human foot.
This will mark the first time any piece of the statues held outside Greece has been returned to Athens, the Culture Ministry said. The vice-rector of Heidelberg University, Angelos Chaniotis, informed Greek Prime Minister Costas Caramanlis of the decision during a meeting this January in Athens, the ministry said. A German foreign minister spokesperson told ARTnews that the return of the fragment "is not a restitution in legal terms but purely a donation."
Parthenon sculptures are also held in the Louvre, the Vatican, Copenhagen, Vienna, Munich, Palermo, with the largest collection at the British Museum in London. The London sculptures were removed by the Earl of Elgin in 1801. Greece has been pressing for their return since 1983. Greece is preparing to open a new Acropolis Museum this year to house the Elgin Marbles. It is yet to be seen if the English will return the 5th-century sculptures.
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March 1, 2006
When taking children to an art museum please remove gum first.
A 12-year-old boy on a school trip to the Detroit Institute of Arts decided to stick his chewed gum onto Helen Frankenthaler's 1963 painting The Bay. The gum left a small stain on the $1.5 million painting. Becky Hart, assistant curator of contemporary art, said, "Our expectation is that the painting is going to be fine."
Holly Academy director Julie Kildee said the boy had been suspended from the charter school and says his parents also have disciplined him.
"He is only 12 and I don't think he understood the ramifications of what he did before it happened, but he certainly understands the severity of it now," said Kildee.
- USA Today
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