Monday, January 28, 2013

Upcoming Show Curated by David Lee

Chapman's Permanent Collection Manager, David Lee, is curating an upcoming show at the Coastline Art Gallery. The exhibit is called "Next to Nothing" and is featuring abstract, reductive, and minimal art from twelve local favorites. Please come to the opening reception this Friday, February 1 from 5-8pm

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

BFA Art Alumnae's Upcoming Art Show

BFA Art alumnae Hannah Karsen '12 has an upcoming exhibit called "The Sea was the Last Free Place on Earth." The show consists of Karsen's one of a kind photography and will be opening Thursday February 7 from 6-9pm at Gallery 114 in Portland, Oregon. 

Feel free to view her work at the gallery up until March 1 or go to her website:!/home

Guggenheim Gallery Presents "Wir Drei"

Please join us for the opening reception of the exhibition, Wir Drei on Friday February 1 from 6-9pm with musical entertainment by No Vex - Lisa Madonna & Michael Dopp.

Wir Drei is a selection of contemporary figurative paintings from Istanbul, Los Angeles and Dusseldorf that portray symbolic systems such as personal mythologies and psychological approaches. Artists in this exhibit include Yesim Akdeniz, David Bell, Charles Garabedian, Roger Herman, Dietmar Lutz, Andre Niebur, Laura Owens, and Suzanne Wright.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Professor a Panelist for Extraordinary Exhibition

Professor Micol Hebron will be a panelist for discussion on the exhibition "Viva Voce." The exhibition is an interactive sound and video installation by a few fairly big-name sound artists. The panel discussion is on January 23 at 7:30pm in Los Angeles for the Human Resources gallery.

Professor Receives Prestigious Grant

Faculty member David Burns was just identified as the recipient of a Creative Capital grant from a pool of 2,700 applicants. Creative Capital is among the biggest and most prestigious art grants in the country!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Fall Departmental Show's Awards

Chapman's Fall Student Juried Departmental Show was this week from Dec. 3-7. Many exceptional pieces were submitted for the exhibition and out of the artworks selected, below are the artists whose work received awards. 

Allison Rask – The Finest of them All
Mesmerizing video installation, perfect music selection.  Excellent layout of projections and placement of projectors/DVD players to speak with video.

Nik Peter - Best Ceramics
A great piece using subdued palette, works great considering the facial expression.

Tyler Park – Best Sculpture
Simple elements beautifully balanced.

Jennifer Seo – Best Painting
Complimenting colors, thoughtfully place paint/brush strokes and excellent use of the mark. Visually appealing compostion.

Theo Niarchos – Best Photography
Simple, bold.  Creates an intriguing composition and questioning of materials

Performance Square (Allison Rask, Tyler Park, Kat Spangler, Alex Blair,
Rachel Oh, Nik Peter) – Best New Genres
Evoking unexpected connections through combination of individual performances, A Micro Festival.  Brave work and even better knowing the originals first took place across campus.Engaging!

Nicole Martinez- Best Book Art
Strong display and tiny cutout details were executed beautifully.

Margeux Pawell – Best Graphic Design
Use of strong color palette, stylized typographic treatment.  Desire to see this product produced and on shelfs.

Sean Imayanaganita – Best Drawing
Amazing details and selected composition location.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Graphic Design Club Annual Sweet Exchange

Yesterday, Tuesday Dec. 4, the Graphic Design Club hosted their annual Sweet Exchange! The night consisted of delicious desserts, Charlie Brown Christmas, and a white elephant gift exchange. The ceramic baby returned once again and knitted hats and scarves were continually stolen one after the other. The highlight of the night was Professor Kristi Hansen's rolo story and a improvised sweet exchange rap by three Graphic Design students after the exchange.