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Main Gallery

                   

Interruption
featuring artist-in-residence Joe Sorren
November 6 – December 31, 2010

www.joesorren.com
www.judbergeron.com

Joe Sorren : Paintings
Joe Sorren and Jud Bergeron : Collaborative Sculpture
November 6 – January 2, 2011

Grand Central Art Center would like to thank Starbucks coffee on Fourth Street and Broadway in Santa Ana, for their kind donation to our opening reception.

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Project Room Gallery

                                  

Mila Gokhman

November 6 – December 31, 2010

Mila Gokhman was born in Kiev, Ukraine. There she earned her Bachelors Degree in civil engineering. Early into her career Mila abandoned engineering to pursue art. As a self-taught artist Gokhman found her own approach to the materials she worked with: wood, clay, precious stones, fabrics, and her preferred medium-leather.
Gokhman collaborated with the best fashion houses in the Soviet Union, and she worked as a designer and costume director. She has exhibited at museums, libraries, and palaces throughout Kiev, and St. Petersburg. Her final exhibition took place January 2000 in the Kiev Planetarium Gallery. Two months later Gokhman moved to the United States. In the U.S. Gokhman has exhibited in group shows throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties. Her exhibition at Grand Central Art Center will be her first solo feature in the U.S.

Grand Central Art Center would like to thank Starbucks coffee on Fourth St. and Broadway in Santa Ana, for their kind donation to our opening reception.

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Education Room 

                          

Glassphemy and Deseclaytion
The annual ceramics and glass show
November 6 – December 31, 2010

Grand Central Art Center carries on a decade long tradition of featuring local ceramic and glass artists in the Sales Gallery. The annual ceramics and glass show is scheduled to coincide with the holiday season, presenting beautiful, functional, affordable, one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted art.

Featured artists: Peggy Sue Harper, Diana Donaldson, Jonathan T. Ginnaty, Seth Hawkins, Monica Chapon, John Hedrick, Charlie Keeling, Karen Thayer, Randy Au, Christina Bullard, and more.

Grand Central Art Center would like to thank Starbucks coffee on Fourth Street and Broadway in Santa Ana, for their kind donation to our opening reception.

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Project Room Gallery

                                  

Layer Cake
Curated by Alyssa Cordova and Jeffrey Rau
October 2 – October 24, 2010

Layer Cake presents a selection of California based artists who all work with the ordinary stuff of our daily lives. From Scotch tape to twist ties, discarded toys to cleaning scrubbers, likely their raw material exists in each of our homes; here it has become something new. These artists gather material, build upon it layer by layer, and produce surprising works that defy concise description. Though we may easily identify the physical constitution of each work in terms of very familiar objects, to experience it in this new form transcends the sum of its parts and becomes something all together more complex and enticing: the layer cake. Utilizing both figurative and physical layering in their work, the artists challenge us to reconsider the product of our contemporary culture: calling attention to the cost of our consumption, challenging us to learn from the debris of our past, and compelling us to search for a better way forward buried within the striations.
-Alyssa Cordova & Jeff Rau, Curators

Featured artists:
Lynn Aldrich
Sandow Birk & Elyse Pignolet
Joe Davidson
Laurie Hassold
J.R. Uretsky

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Education Room 

                          

Roost
Staff and Residents
October 2 – October 31, 2010

Every year the artists who live and work in the creative homestead that is Grand Central are featured in the GCAC Sales Gallery. Unlike previous exhibitions featuring the inhabitants of GCAC, this year’s exhibition, Roost, features both the graduate students who live at Grand Central and the employees that maintain the facility.

Over twenty-five artists will be on display featuring drawing, painting, sculpture, illustration, photography, glass, and even performance art.

Featured artists: Bonnie Massey, Seth Hawkins, Jacob Lecuyer, Tim Hogan, Juliana Rico, Preston Daniels, Greg Eberhardt, Devora Orantes, Andrea Steedman, Evan Senn, Jessica Ku, John Hedrick, Monica Chapon, David Brokaw, Melissa Johnson, Tiffany Ma, Marvin Chow, Patrick Strand, Lilia Lamas, Greg Swearingen, Dennis Cubbage, Matthew Miller, Yevgeniya Mikhailik, Cassandra Erb, Tony Pedraza, and Angelica Perez.

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Main Gallery

                   

Detras de las Cortinas

September 4 – October 17, 2010

The Spanish phrase detras de las cortinas translates “behind the curtain.” This exhibition features a group of artists whose work alludes to a number of metaphoric curtains. The first curtain that comes to mind is the Orange Curtain-a derogatory term, which connotes a dismissal image of Orange County as a cultural wasteland, void of esthetic sophistication and appreciation for anything that is not bland. In Orange County the Latino community is substantive and rapidly growing, yet historically much of the Latino community has lived in relative anonymity to the larger Orange County community-another metaphoric curtain that this exhibition addresses.

Featured artists: Atilano, Emigdio Vasquez, Henry M. Godines, Greg Stone, Matthew Barrios Southgate, Abram Moya, Jose Lozano, Gilbert “Magu” Lujan, and Rosemary Vasquez Tuthill.

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Project Room Gallery

                                  

The Comeback Kids
Emerging Santa Ana Artists
September 4 – September 19, 2010

The Comeback Kids: Emerging Santa Ana Artists features artwork produced at Arts Central! Summer Camp for Teens as well as art from Imagination Celebration, GCAC’s partnership with Arts Orange County.

This past summer Grand Central Art Center and Godinez Fundamental High School in Santa Ana partnered to present a week long series of free art classes for high school students. Thirty students, nominated by their high school art teachers, were invited to GCAC to participate in one, two, three, or four free art classes, as part of our inaugural arts camp. The classes-taught by GCAC staff and CSUF MFA students who live at Grand Central-include: Computer Art and Graphic Design, Sculpture and Three-Dimensional Forms, and Digital Photography. Camp sponsors: Hurley International and Grand Central Art Forum.

Before the camp, GCAC participated in Arts Orange County’s Imagination Celebration this May with a series of public art projects including: acrylic paint murals on large scale panels, chalk art on the promenade, and vinyl art on the windows of GCAC. Students from Orange County High School of the Arts and local artists such as Joy Shannon, Bob Pece, and Gilbert “Magu” Lujan participated.

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Education Room 

                          

Sopa De Gabi
curated by Jillian Nakornthap
September 4 – September 26, 2010

Gabriela Martinez. Caldo de Pato. linocut.
Another memory from my 1990 Peru Trip, this print depicts my large family eating duck soup in the shack of my mother’s second cousin. -Gabriela Martinez

Soup in its simplest of forms has the most complex histories behind them. As the first bite hits your palette, you experience ingredients that come from all over the world, mixing and mingling together to form a collectively delectable dish. Gabriela Martinez acknowledges the significance of soups both culturally and personally and will often incorporate caldos, or soups, in her work. Coming from a multicultural background, the prints become Martinez’s stew as she blends together personal storytelling with the history of printmaking to make a unique allegory, allowing the viewer to not only get a taste of Martinez’s life but the aroma of the printmakers that came before her. -Jillian Nakornthap, Curator

Gabriela Martinez was born in 1977 in Los Angeles, California. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Art at the La Sierra University in Riverside. From there she went onto pursue her Masters in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Printmaking at California State University Long Beach. This is where she began to flourish as a young printmaker and her work began to be shown more consistently. Her work has been displayed in such venues as the Getty Gallery, La Mano Press and Mexican Cultural Institute. 2009 proved to be a successful year for Martinez participating in not one but two solo exhibitions, Historias/Histories, Brandstater Art Gallery, La Sierra University, Riverside, California and Recent Work, Scuda, Long Beach, California. Among her many accomplishments, she was recently awarded Rising Star Alumni Award from La Sierra University. She lives and work in Long Beach.

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Education Room 

                          

Drawn Together
CSUF Master Illustrators
August 7 – August 29, 2010

CSUF Illustration Facebook

Drawn Together: CSUF Master Illustrators features current M.F.A. Illustration students from CSUF as well as recent graduates. These artists have been recognized for their talent by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles and have won accolades for their digital art and plein air paintings. All work is original, and will be for sale.

Featured artists: Madaly Ahmad, Brigham Allebes, Katy Betz, Pat Cantor, Kimberly Dwinell, Jacob Lecuyer, and Kevin Woody.

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Main Gallery/Project Room Gallery

                                                       

100 Artists See Satan: A Fundraiser
Organized by CSUFGrand Central Art Forum and CSUF Grand Central Art Center
June 26 – August 15, 2010

www.gcacfundraiser.com

Directions to download your FREE photo taken at the opening on June 26th:
1. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS YOUR SATAN PHOTOBOOTH PICS ON FLICKR

2. Find and click on your photo
3. In the top left corner of your pic, click on the small magnifying glass that says “all sizes”
4. Choose the file size you want to download, then click on the top left corner disc image to save to your computer.
Special Fundraiser Party and Reception 7-10pm Saturday June 26, 2010
Exhibition: 100 Artists See Satan: The Fundraiser
June 26 – August 15, 2010
Receptions: Fundraiser Event Preview June 26, 2010 7-10pm
Opening Reception July 3, 2010, 7-10pm. Admission is free.
Lectures & Events: *Free docent group tours of the exhibition and building 11-4pm every day (Closed Monday) Call 714.567.7233 to schedule.

Grand Central Arts Forum, the support group for Grand Central Art Center (GCAC) is revitalizing the hit exhibition, 100 Artists See Satan, a survey of contemporary artists and their interpretation of the supreme demon. Unlike the original exhibition, this iteration of the collection will be presented as a fundraiser, with works available for sale to the public. All proceeds will benefit future GCAC programs and exhibitions. An exclusive preview will be held Saturday, June 26 from 6-7pm with the public reception scheduled from 7-10pm. On July 3 from 7-10pm GCAC will host another reception to coincide with Downtown Santa Ana’s First Saturday Arts Walk. The exhibition will remain on display through August 15, 2010.

100 Artists See Satan was originally organized by GCAC in response to another exhibition, 100 Artists See God, curated by John Baldessari and Meg Cranston for Independent Curators Inc. New York. The two shows exhibited simultaneously in 2004, Satan at GCAC and God at Laguna Art Museum, and gained notable attention from the public and media.

This second installation of the exhibit will offer the public a chance to purchase works from acclaimed artists. To further raise funds, Grammy Award winning graphic and packaging designer, Hugh Brown has been commissioned to design Satan’s credit card, limited edition of 666. This collector’s item is available only at the GCAC bookstore for $50. Cardholder’s benefits include a discount on select merchandise in the GCAC Sales Gallery as well as the opportunity to win an artwork from the exhibition.

Artists: Kim Abeles, Rev. Ethan Acres, Robby Adams, Peter Adamyan, Shag aka Josh Agle, Kii Arens, Julie B., Ana Bagayan, Gary Baseman, Becca, Bigfoot, Chris Bradley aka SMASH, Scott G. Brooks, Mike Brown, Hugh Brown, Liz Carroll, Amy Caterina, Luke Chueh, COOP, Albert Cuellar, Bryan Cunningham, Dalek, Kelly Hutchison aka Dark Vomit, Bob Dob, Diana Donaldson, Richard Edson, Ron English, Korin Faught, Eric Finzi, Alan Forbes, Paul Frank, Camille Rose Garcia, Gregg Gibbs, Jeff Gillette, Mat Gleason, Alex Grey, Des Grisham, Don Ed Hardy, Alexander Harris, Andrea Harris, Dana Harvey, Laurie Hassold, Mercedes Heinwein, Tim Hendricks, F. Scott Hess, James Hill, Jason Houchen, Jim Jenkins, Michael Knowlton,Will Koffman, Charlie Krafft, Dennis Larkins, David Michael Lee, Joshua Levine, Bad Otis Link, Laurie Lipton, Tiffany Liu, James F. Lorigan, Danni Shinya Luo, Jason Maloney, Chris Mars, Sally Mars, Elizabeth McGrath with Brian Poor, Jeff McMillian, Tara McPherson, Matthew William Miller, Miso, David Molesky, Gary Musgrave, Scott Musgrove, Jessica O’Dowd, Skot Olson, Joe Ongie, Naida Osline, Nathan Ota, Sonya Palencia, Manuel Pardo, Joshua Petker, Gail Potocki, Matthew J. Price,Victoria Reynolds, Drew Roulette, Beau Roulette, Mark Ryden, Leigh Salgado, Krystopher Sapp, Kathy Staico Schorr, Todd Schorr, James P. Scott, Mike Shine, Skinner, Morgan Slade, Nathan Spoor, Tyler Stallings, CR Stecyk III, Cole Sternberg, Mike Stilkey, Eric Stoner, Ken Tanaka, Paul Torres, Christopher Ulrich, Jeffrey Vallance, NicolaVerlato, Marnie Weber, CW West, Mark Whelan (Kill Pixie), Eric White, Edward Walton Wilcox, Robert Williams, Witnes AWR, Christine Wu and others.

Grand Central Art Center would like to thank the following organizations and individuals for their support with this fundraiser:
OC Weekly, Downtown Inc., Hurley, Memphis, Mary Ellen Houseal, Lee Joseph Publicity for the Visual Arts, and web designer Paul Takizawa.

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Education Room 

                          

love me, tees me
The t-shirt Show, Curated by Alyssa Cordova and Krystal Glasman
June 5 – July 25, 2010

Love Me, Tees Me, features local artists using commercial techniques to mass produce original t-shirts, create one-of-a-kind wearable art, as well as customized purchases. All of the artists in this exhibition are experienced designers, screen printers or both. Their hands-on approach to every aspect of the garment reinforces our idea of silk-screened shirts as a form of art. The functionality, graphic imagery, and individual meaning illustrate key characteristics of craft, commercial art and fine art, while commenting on and adding to popular culture.

As part of this exhibition we have also invited the artists at Graham Street Press to not only sell their original works in our gallery, but demonstrate silk-screening while producing customized t-shirts for our visitors. They will demonstrate silk-screening on their six-screen mobile press inside the Sales Gallery at the June 5, Arts Walk. Visitors will have the opportunity to purchase shirts and select the design they want printed on them.

Featured artists include: Ryan Bryant, Daniel Ballou, Dave Hill, Taylor Springle, Chad Eaton, Matt Maust, Dana Harvey with collaborators Cody Lusby and Sid, Ryan Callis, Mark Rebennack, Matte Black, Matt Wignall Paul Wignall, Randy Baranoski, Fernando Padilla, James Coxon, and Savio Alphonso.

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 5, 7:00 pm-10:pm
*GCAC will debut a new Art Center t-shirt.
*GCAC will host live silk-screening demos and sell shirts printed to order.
* Live music by DJ Styles, and Barrett Johnson Soft Opening: Saturday. July 3, 7:00 pm-10:00 pm

Our newest Grand Central Art Center t-shirts were printed by Geoff Gayer at Great American Shirts

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Main Gallery

                   

Weapons of Mass Delusions
Artist-in-Residence: Laurie Lipton
May 1 – June 13, 2010

www.laurielipton.com

Grand Central Art Central is proud to host London-based artist, Laurie Lipton as its forty-third artist-in-residence. Lipton grew up in New York and graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University with a Fine Arts Degree in Drawing. She has lived in Holland, Belgium, Germany, and France before making London her home. Although she attended a renowned university to study art, she considers herself to be self-taught. In lieu of her classes, Lipton spent hours in the library copying Durer, Memling, and Van Eyck developing her own cross-hatching technique, building layers of charcoal and pencil, to create the same luminous quality of 17th century Masters.

Lipton’s work has been exhibited extensively throughout Europe and the United States. Weapons of Mass Delusions will be Lipton’s first solo exhibition on the west coast. Inspired by the religious paintings of Flemish Masters and the photography of Diane Arbus, Lipton’s dramatic black and white images are haunting yet satirical focusing on themes of fear, sexuality, mayhem, greed, and indifference.

I was watching the Iraq war on CNN while eating my dinner. I chewed contentedly as peoples’ homes and limbs were being blown apart. There was a commercial break about washing powder and new cars, then I was transported back to the bombing, the screaming women, the blood. The whole scenario suddenly struck me as obscene. How is this possible? I am comfortably eating a meal in my own home while watching horrible suffering. This is “normal” TV viewing. I am not even being put off my food. –Laurie Lipton

*On Saturday, May 1, Downtown Santa Ana is hosting a Cinco de Mayo Festival and parking that day will be $5.00.

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Project Room Gallery

                                  

Demoneater
by Christopher Ulrich
May 1 – June 13, 2010

www.christopherulrich.com

The GCAC Project Room will feature the Demoneater series from Los-Angeles-based artist Christopher Ulrich. Ulrich paints surreal, iconographic images influenced by ancient mythology, and alchemy. He began his Demoneater series in 2005 after exhibiting his Demoneater prototype at the Alex Grey Chapel of Sacred Mirrors benefit. He describes the series as fifteen “keys” to fifteen “doors” represented in each painting by a single character. The Demoneater series is a small sample of a greater project Ulrich calls The Christ Chronocrator project. The second series of this project is entitledIlluminator, which Ulrich has already begun.

*On Saturday, May 1, Downtown Santa Ana is hosting a Cinco de Mayo Festival and parking that day will be $5.00.

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Education Room 

                          

Kindred Spirits
curated by Alexandra Duron
May 1 – May 30, 2010

Kindred Spirits features the illustration and sculptural work of U.S. artists Julianna Bright , Marjorie Liucci, Margaret Meyer, Yevgeniya, Mikhailik, and Julianna Swaney.

Using a range of media including acrylic, watercolor, pencil, ink, clay and found objects, the exhibited artworks portray human characteristics and anthropomorphized animal characters that interact as equals or kindred spirits. At times, the human and animal traits are so interchangeable within the depicted subjects that the works become intriguing commentaries on human nature. With narratives ranging from the whimsical to the foreboding, Kindred Spirits reflects on the bonds that strengthen our kinship to the animal kingdom or the conflicting differences that separate us. The selected artists’ works exude a nostalgic style; one that is reminiscent of Victorian fashion and the romantic sensibilities of past eras; and one that calls to mind the moral codes and fantasy of Aesop’s Fables.

Against backdrops of vivid colors, Portland, Oregon artist Julianna Bright creates somber narratives where mothers, daughters, and anthropomorphized figures cope with their diminished natural environments. North Carolina artist Marjorie Liucci portrays endearing subjects whose graceful demeanor and dignified attire are inspired by her love of folk-art portraiture and Victorian fineries. Orange County-based artist Yevgeniya Mikhailik explores the unlikely friendships and relationships that arise from the communication between species, as well as the conflicts that arise in their shared environments. Inspired by her stop-motion animation and character design work, Portland artist Margaret Meyer’s paintings and sculptural works present dark yet playful narratives, where animal characters who appear to be assembled from a mix of circus folk and fairy tale characters inhabit curious spaces. Influenced by a childhood spent observing plants and animals in the wilds of Michigan, Portland-based artist Julianna Swaney explores the human concept of nature, and recognizes the qualities of the natural world that ignite both confusion and fascination.

*On Saturday, May 1, Downtown Santa Ana is hosting a Cinco de Mayo Festival and parking that day will be $5.00.

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Education Room 

                          

Glazed
featuring Eoin Breadon and Tamara Guion
April 3 – April 25, 2010

http://eoinbreadonglass.com
www.tamaraguion.com

Originally from Catalina Island, Tamara Guion is a Southern California based artist and illustrator that specializes in mystic themes and symbolism. Heavily influenced by medieval icons and her strict Catholic upbringing, she enjoys finding and exploiting the irony and humor in many religious concepts. In addition, she also loves to incorporate contemporary themes while still conveying an old world feel to her paintings. She holds a BFA with honors in Illustration from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

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Education Room 

                          

Rock, Paper, Scissors
curated by Alyssa Cordova and Krystal Glasman
March 6 – March 28, 2010

Rock, Paper, Scissors features watercolor, printmaking, bookmaking, plush, stationary and jewelry from Orange County and Los Angeles based artisans. The focus of this exhibition is on the materials the artists use and what they can make. Inspired by the growing popularity of indie crafts in Orange County this exhibition presents affordable art with a purpose.

Featured artists: Crayon Fawn, Jim Lorigan, Eugenie Goldschmeding, Shana Salaff, Paper Pastries, Erin O’Shea, Yevgenia Mikhailik, Lilia Lamas, Heather Richards, Alex Jackson and Wendy Pen

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Main Gallery

                   

BC Space: Mything in Action
A Retrospective curated by Andrea Harris-McGee and Mike McGee
February 6 – April 11, 2010

www.bcspace.com

This exhibition highlights the thirty-seven year history of BC Space. As much a mental space as it is a physical space, BC-representing the initials of founders Jerry Burchfield and Mark Chamberlain-is the oldest established gallery in Orange County. Located on the second floor above a commercial storefront on Forest Avenue in downtown Laguna Beach, BC Space began as a commercial photo lab and studio. Through the dedication of Chamberlain and Burchfield, this high quality photo lab soon transformed into a scarcely-for-profit art gallery, performance hall, public meeting place and a headquarters for community documentation projects and social activism. The most famous project to emerge from BC Space is the fifteen phase, three decades long Laguna Canyon Project-which garnered national media attention including Life magazine and TV coverage, involved thousands of Southern California residents, and ultimately saved the canyon from development.

BC Space: Mything in Action features artwork by forty-five artists who exhibited at the gallery over the past four decades and helped advance the reputation of BC Space as a venue for artists engaging in often controversial ideas. The exhibition will document the substantial role BC Space played in Southern California promoting photography as a fine art medium and ambitious projects such as the Laguna Canyon Project and Legacy Project documenting the transformation of the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station into the Great Park of Orange County.

Featured artists:
Marsha Adams, Roger Armstrong, Steve Axelrad, Barbara Berk, George Blakely, Angie Bray, Jerry Burchfield, Jack Butler, Mark Chamberlain, Jim Cokas, Eileen Cowin, Darryl Curran, Jorg Dubin, Greg Erf, Jacques Garnier, Suda House, Graham Howe, Mark Johnstone, Harold Jones, Robert Ketchum, Lynn Kubasek, Victor Landweber, James Lerager, Greg MacGregor, Mary Ellen Mark, Douglas McCulloh, Jerry McGrath, Patrick Nagatani, Thomas Neff, Jocey Neimanus, Kenda North, Sheila Pinkel, Susan Rankaitis, Andrew Savulich, Lonny Shavelson, Ilene Segalove, John Sexton, Clayton Spada, Partick Sparkuhl, Jim Stone, Arthur Taussig, Richard Turner, Jo Whaley, Andy Wing, Mihoko Yamagata, Eadweard r. York
*This exhibition is in remembrance of co-founder Jerry Burchfield who passed away September 11, 2009

Opening Reception: February 6, 2010 7-10pm.
*Afterwards, you can join Mark Chamberlain and other BC Space artists at Broadway Billiards.
Soft Opening Reception: March 6, 2010 7-10pm.
Closing Reception: April 3, 23010.

In conjunction with the exhibition BC Space: Mything in Action Grand Central Press is publishing a catalog with essays by Mike McGee and Liz Goldner. To read an excerpt from Goldner’s essay click here

In cooperation with BC Space: Mything in Action, Soka University will be exhibiting Reflections By An Armchair Arteologist, a photographic retrospective of BC Space co-founder Mark Chamberlain.
For more information on Reflections By An Armchair Arteologist click here!

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Project Room Gallery

                                  

The American Dream in Terra Cotta
An Installation by sculptor Jonathan T. Ginnaty
February 6 – April 11, 2010

www.jonginnaty.com

California artist Jonathan Ginnaty exhibits his sculptural ceramic work.
An Orange County based sculptor who recently won the 2009 Downtown Santa Ana Business District recognition award and grant for outstanding Orange County artist, Ginnaty creates astounding, full-scale clay-constructed office environments and installations.

Artist’s Statement

My artwork is an expression of the banal, symbolically representing my memories, life experiences, and relationships. I make life-sized ceramic installations that recreate everyday objects and arrange them so that they visually communicate familiar environments. Producing these familiar settings is a way for me to investigate my own life, and create a dialogue about universality and content in the everyday.

Most Americans live in similar environments. The furniture of our lives has an influential and intimate role in each of our interactions and experiences. Our environments, and the memories of them, create our individuality as well as our disturbing similarity. They represent both comfort and unease, and portray the dynamic of our particular time and place in history. In my work, this dynamic freezes the temporary through the extreme permanence of ceramic sculpture.

At the March 6, soft opening reception performance artist Nancy Hartman will be collaborating with artist Jon Ginnaty with an improvisational, site-specific piece to be performed within his installation The American Dream in Terra Cotta. In this performance, Hartman and members of Creative Juice Productions will further explore this concept in theatrical terms and viewer interaction.

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Education Room 

                          

Dividing Line
Patrick Haemmerlein and Walt Hall
February 6 – February 28, 2010

See Patrick Haemmerlein’s website!

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A native of Kinderhook, NY, Patrick Haemmerlein is a freelance designer & artist living in Los Angeles. After receiving his BFA from The Savannah College of Art and Design in 2000, Patrick took the long road trip cross country and settled down in LA. There he began to obsessively photograph the city and its components. This gradually moved into a new art form as he started to combine & create with the images he was shooting. Reflecting on the issues of the day, Patrick explores themes of nature versus industry and how they can coexist or clash. The images are all designed from photographs that Patrick has taken. The buildings and cityscapes are from Los Angeles while the animal and farm photos were mostly taken around his hometown area in upstate NY. They are not only a juxtaposition of nature and industry, but a combination of imagery from his two homes – one rural and one urban.

Walt Hall was born and raised in North East Los Angeles. Although an active artist from a very young age, he cut his creative teeth in the world of commercial art restoration rather than the traditional art school. Until 2000 his main focus was music and a series of local punk/indie rock bands that he formed with friends. Since that time he has returned his creative focus to the visual arts. Although painting is his first and foremost creative method he also employs a wide variety of surfaces, forms, objects, mixed media, and enjoys collecting discarded materials for assemblage work. He paints primarily with acrylics and produces work that ranges in size from several square inches to mural sized works on unstretched canvas.

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Main Gallery/Project Room Gallery

                                                       

Hidden Wounds, Paper Bullets
Iranian Contemporary Art
January 1 – January 10, 2010

Hidden Wounds, Paper Bullets: Iranian Contemporary Art
Curated by Elizabeth Little

ARTISTS FEATURED: Taraneh Hemami, Aydin Aghdashloo, Yari Ostovany, Hadieh Shafie, Makan “Max” Emadi, Alina Mnatsakanian, as well as comics and historic political posters from the Hoover Institute at Stanford University.

November 7, 2009-January 10, 2010
Opening Reception: November 7, 2009 7-10pm. Admission is Free.

Events:
November 5 & 6 Press Preview. To arrange a preview call 714-567-7233
November 6, 2009 5-6pm Gallery Talk with the curator and several artists TBD
November 7, 2009 4pm Curator walk-through with Elizabeth Little
November 7, 2009 5-6pm Keynote Speaker: Peter J. Chelkowski
November 7, 2009 8pm Performance Art Piece by Alina Mnatsakanian
NOTE: DECEMBER FILM SCREENING CANCELLED
November 10, 2009 7pmPersepolis
December 5, 2009 5-6pm Panel Discussion with Pepperdine University

On November 7, 2009 the CSUF Grand Central Art Center presents Hidden Wounds, Paper Bullets: Iranian Contemporary Art featuring six artists of Iranian descent. As a result of the Iranian Revolution of the 1970s, the artists participating in this exhibition explore western culture and Iranian traditions through their art. Unified by their cultural experiences, these artists offer insight into a community torn between democratic and theocratic values, and a Persian past and Islamic present. Showing in this exhibition are: Taraneh Hemami, an installation artist from San Francisco, California, Aydin Aghdashloo, fine artist and illustrator from Tehran, Iran, painter Yari Ostovany from Reno, Nevada, Hadieh Shafie, sculptor and painter from Baltimore, Maryland, Makan “Max” Emadi, a painter from Claremont, California, Shadi Ghadirian, a photographer from Tehran, Iran, Alina Mnatsakanian, an installation and performance artist from Switzerland, as well as archival historic images from the Hoover Institute at Stanford University. Coinciding with Hidden Wounds, Paper Bullets are several panel discussions involving Cal State Fullerton Faculty and lectures by Middle Eastern historians. Keynote Speaker Dr. Peter J. Chelkowski received his PhD in Persian Literature from Tehran University and is currently professor of Middle Eastern Studies at New York University. He has traveled the world studying Middle Eastern performance art and religious rituals. Guest curator and historian Elizabeth Little organized this exhibit. She has lived in Cairo, Egypt and studied Middle Eastern and Islamic history at the University of New Mexico.

Curator’s Statement:

It is not about politics,
Even though a country was torn apart by it.

It is not about religion,
Even though a country’s daily life is driven by it.

It is about the people, the people of Iran.

Hidden Wounds: Paper Bullets: Iranian Contemporary Art discusses the topic of the Islamic Iranian Revolution of 1979, yet this catalyst is not the focus. Instead, the project covers the stories of a group of contemporary Iranian artists whose artworks explore topics from gender issues within an Islamic society, propaganda of small school children, loss of identity, to the sheer physical violence of the Revolution. It is the people that we focus on in this exhibition; their stories, their motivations behind their diaspora which also serves as a constant reminder of what is truly lost…a home.

– Elizabeth Little, Curator

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Education Room 

                          

Grand Central Glass and Ceramics Explosion!
Also featuring new paintings by James P. Scott
January 1 – January 10, 2010

Hundreds of affordable, handmade glass and ceramic artwork is available at our 10th annual Glass and Ceramics exhibition.
Opening Receptions November 7, 2009 and December 5, 2009 7-10pm. Admission is Free.

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