Saturday, January 9, 2010

Emracing Ambiguities: Faces of the Future

Embracing Ambiguity: Faces of the Future

Curated by Lynn Stromick and Jillian Nakornthap
Cal State Fullerton Main Gallery
This group exhibition will feature selections from my Loving Series as well as an essay that I wrote, "Half Yella: Embracing Ethno-Racial Ambiguity”, for the exhibition catalog. I'll also participate in a panel discussion on Feb 2nd from 6-8pm.

WHO: Cal State Fullerton Main Art Gallery
WHAT: EMBRACING AMBIGUITY: FACES OF THE FUTURE
WHEN: January 30 through March 5, 2010
Opening Reception, Saturday, January 30, 5-8 p.m.
HOURS: 12 - 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday & 12-2 p.m. Saturdays
CLOSED MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15
WHERE: Visual Arts Center • California State University, Fullerton
800 North State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA
CURATORS: Jillian Nakornthap and Lynn Stromick

BACKGROUND:
Embracing Ambiguity: Faces of the Future features artworks by ten multicultural artists living and working in the Untied States who, in a world where labels are often forced upon them, are searching for new ways to define identity. In today’s cosmopolitan and increasingly global culture an individuals may describe themselves by gender, race, nationality, sexual orientation, religious beliefs or any combination of these categories. The artists in this exhibition include: Nzuji De Magalhães, Kip Fulbeck, Nathan Gibbs, Loren Holland, Bryce Hudson, Laura Kina, McCallum and Tarry, Delilah Montoya and Toni Scott. Through painting, sculpture, video and mixed media, these artists attempt to answer the question, “What are you?”

Nzuji De Magalhães combines African and American art forms to depict issues of stereotype, myth, ethnicity and politics. The works of Kip Fulbeck, artist, photographer, filmmaker and slam poet have been exhibited in over 20 countries, and featured on CNN, MTV and PBS. Nathan Gibbs’ internationally recognized mixed media and web productions explore race and culture issues in the U.S. Loren Holland’s symbolically rich oil paintings of Latino and African-American women challenge perceptions of class, race and minority groups. Bryce Hudson’s wall sculptures use bold color and shape to represent domination, conflict, separation and harmony among races and cultures. Charcoal portraits from The Loving Series by artist, curator and scholar Laura Kina explore the results of the 1967 Supreme Court case that overturned our nation’s last anti-miscegenation law. Artist team Bradley McCallum and Jacqueline Tarry have produced large-scale public projects, performance/sculptures, paintings, photography, video and self-portraiture, exploring issues of race and social justice. Chicana artist Delilah Montoya articulates the experience of minority woman in her photographs and prints. Toni Scott draws upon her African, Native American and European heritage and world travels to produce sculpture, paintings and mixed media installations that represent the beauty and dignity of African-American people.

Scheduled for release in late spring, the Main Art Gallery will publish an illustrated exhibition catalog that includes scholarly essays by Laura Kina and Nicole Woods Beckton.

ADMISSION: FREE
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MEDIA CONTACT: Marilyn Moore, Art Gallery Office at (657) 278-7750

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