Please join me and my students for a Creative Photography Exhibition in the West and East Galleries on Tuesday, May 21st.
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Creative Photography Exhibition for the Art 489, 508A/B Courses
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Opening Reception: 4pm–7pm
East (Duff) Gallery & West Gallery
Hope to see you there!
FORM, FIGURE, FRAME: Works on Paper from the CSUF Art Collection
Curators | Alyssa Cordova & Heather Richards Siddons of Sixpack Projects
May 16, 2013 - October 4, 2013
Mihaylo Hall • 3rd Floor, Dean's Suite
Opening Reception | May 16, 2013, 4-6 pm
From the cave drawings at Lascaux, to Egyptian hieroglyphics, to Native American petroglyphs, the figure has played a pivotal role in the historical depiction of numerous cultures. Figurative imagery powerfully locates the viewer within the continuum of history and expresses distinctive hallmarks of the human condition in ways that are exclusive to the medium: love, loss, joy, struggle, triumph and pathos. The exhibition FORM, FIGURE, FRAME: Works on Paper from the CSUF Art Collectionexplores the figure as a cultural touchstone and as a vehicle for expression.
ABOUT THE COLLECTION
In 1973, Cal State Fullerton art department professor G. Ray Kerciu (retired) began acquiring prints for the university. Some of the prints were created on campus; others were donated to or acquired by the university. The collection includes both contemporary and historical prints in a range of printmaking techniques and mediums, and has grown to be an important archive. The collection includes luminary artists such as Marc Chagall, Salvador Dali, Dan Flavin, Katsushika Hokusai, Käthe Kollwitz, and Larry Rivers, all of whom are included in the exhibition.
Introducing the CSUF Creative Photography YouTube Channel
ILLUSTRATION: THE CREATIVE PROCESS
Curated by Hala Swearingen
CSUF Pollack Library, West Gallery
January 26 to March 4
How many sketches does it take to set a children's book cover design? What is involved in envisioning the art of the Star Wars DVD box set? What goes into crafting the photo-realistic illustration of a Harley for a magazine cover? In the West Gallery of the CSUF Pollack Library, the exhibit, Illustration: The Creative Process, featuring six Cal State Fullerton illustration faculty, reveals the seldom seen: thumbnails, sketches, pictorial research, color studies, tools, and techniques that lead from budding visual concepts to final illustrations.
Published projects spanning 30 years in all of the major markets appear on display: advertising, editorial, game boards, consumer products, comics, and more. Techniques range from traditional pencil roughs, brush inking, scratchboard, acrylics, oils, and watercolors, to Photoshop sketching, Illustrator vector design, and digital painting. Art students and the campus community will discover what their professors create when they step out of the classroom and into the studio.
The exhibition includes CLIFF CRAMP's world-known digital paintings for the entertainment industry (Star Wars, Plain White T's), Hala Swearingen's exquisitely painted and majestic children's book illustrations, CHRIS NIELSEN's bold, yet painstakingly detailed magazine covers for the automotive industry, DANA LAMB's richly varied stylistic explorations for the character design of a shark, LARRY JOHNSON's meticulously rendered print ads and his dreamy article illustrations, and CHRISTIAN HILL's exhaustively researched visual universe for an upcoming historical graphic novel.