CSUF Nicholas + Lee Begovich Gallery
VISUAL ARTS MODERNIZATION PROJECT
The Visual Arts Complex, which includes the Begovich Gallery, will undergo extensive renovations beginning in 2022. Construction for the gallery is expected to be completed in late 2024. In the meantime, the gallery's exhibitions and programming will resume on virtual platforms or presented at off-campus locations. Check back or follow us on IG (@begovichgallery ) for updates.
Image: Proposed new CSUF gallery building. Courtesy CW Driver/HGA.
IN THE NEWS
- "The Women of the Vietnamese American Arts Scene in Orange County" (KCET ARTBOUND)
- "Ann Phong, họa sĩ gốc Á đầu tiên triển lãm ‘solo’ tại Cal State Fullerton trong 50 năm/ Ann Phong, First Asian-American Artist to Exhibit 'Solo' at Cal State Fullerton in 50 Years" (Người Việt)
- "Những mất đi và tìm thấy trong lúc giao thời: Ann Phong và ký ức của những lần đổ vỡ/ Lost and Found in Times of Change: Ann Phong and Memories of Broken Times" (Viêt Báo)
- "Phỏng vấn họa sĩ Ann Phong/ Interview with Ann Phong" (H’ôn Viêt TV)
- "Pandemic art validates global trauma " (Daily Titan)
- CSUF's Begovich Gallery is listed among art giants such as The Getty, The Hammer, Hauser and Wirth, MOCA, and LACMA in Christopher Knight’s " 11 essential L.A. art exhibitions this fall... " for its presentation of Kim Abeles: Smog Collectors, 1987-2020. (L.A. Times)
- "The Newest L.A. and O.C. museum exhibitions to see in October" (L.A. Times)
- "Kim Abeles Turns the Climate Crisis Into Eco-art " (The New York Times)
- "Kim Abeles: Smog Collectors 1987-2020 at Cal State Fullerton Begovich Gallery" (Art and Cake)
- "Generational Reflection " by Bill Lasarow (Visual Art Source)
- "Smog art inspires climate awareness" (Daily Titan)
- “Clearing the Air ,” by Evan Senn (OC Art Blog
BEGOVICH VISUAL ARTS LECTURE SERIES FALL 2022
The Begovich Visual Arts Lecture Series introduces students and the community at large to a broad range of interdisciplinary practitioners, including artists, educators, and filmmakers. The Begovich is committed to inviting innovative and prominent professionals to discuss their art practice and processes. The lectures are open to the public and are presented in-person or virtually in conjunction with classroom and studio disciplines in the Visual Arts Department.
Support for the program is made possible through the Art Alliance, Associated Students, Inc. Instructional Related Activities, the College of the Arts, and the Department of Visual Arts.
Friday, September 23, 9:00 AM
Location: Visual Arts, Building D, Room #275
Wednesday, September 28, 1:00 PM
Tuesday, October 4, 9:00 AM
Mario Ybarra, Jr.
Wednesday, October 5, 4:00 PM
Location: Recital Hall in Clayes Performing Arts Center (Use the east entrance into the building)
Monday, November 14, 2022, 10:00 AM
Image: Weidi Zhang, Lavin (Still from an Interactive Virtual Reality Experience), 2019. Virtual Reality and Interactive media installation
FIGURES, POSES, AND GLANCES: THE CODED ILLUSTRATIONS OF J.C. LEYENDECKER
Exhibition Dates: February 18 – April 9, 2023
Exhibition Location: MUZEO Museum and Cultural Center
NOTE: The exhibition will be on view at MUZEO in downtown Anaheim while the Begovich Gallery undergoes extensive construction/renovation.
The Nicholas and Lee Begovich Gallery at CSU Fullerton, in collaboration with MUZEO Museum and Cultural Center, presents the exhibition Figures, Poses, and Glances: The Coded Illustrations of J.C. Leyendecker. It will feature the work of one of the most prolific artists of the Golden Age of American Illustration. Known for his covers of the Saturday Evening Post, Collier's Magazine, Fortune magazines, and countless advertisements for Arrow Collars and Kuppenheimer clothes, Leyendecker intertwined queer culture and identity throughout his work. Center to his illustrations is Charles Beach, the eminent American advertising mascot of the Arrow Collar shirts and Leyendecker's life partner. His coded images of burly university rowers, gentile sophisticates, and classical models with secret readability were consumed by the mainstream that congruently conveyed homosexual desire. From re-gendering fashion, sidelong gestures, and the use of female decoy figures, the exhibition explores the impetus of inclusive expression and representation while defining the image of the early twentieth-century American man.
"Figures, Poses, and Glances: The Coded Illustrations of J.C. Leyendecker" is organized by CSUF Nicholas + Lee Begovich Gallery and is curated by Clark Silva, MA candidate in Art History ('23). Support for the exhibition is made possible through the Art Alliance, Associated Students, Inc. Instructional Related Activities, the College of the Art, the Department of Visual Arts, the Michael Haile Funny Money Fund, and MUZEO Museum and Cultural Center. Special thanks to The Haggin Museum and The Saturday Evening Post.Image: Re-interpretation of Charles Beach as the Arrow Collar Man (2022) by Dylan Bonner
EXHIBITIONS ON THE GO
TRAVELING EXHIBITIONS PRODUCED BY CSUF BEGOVICH GALLERY
If you missed two of CSUF's critically acclaimed exhibitions in 2021, here's your chance to see them at other art venues. Kim Abeles: Smog Collectors, 1987-2020 is scheduled to open on January 31 and continue through May 20, 2023, at Sacramento State's University Galleries. Ann Phong: Re-Evaluating Normal will be on view at Orange Coast College's Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion from January 30 through March 23, 2023.
Please check each venue's website for updated information:
University Galleries at Sacramento State
Orange Coast College's Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion
This publication was produced to accompany the exhibition Kim Abeles: Smog Collectors, 1987-2020, presented at CSUF Begovich Gallery from September 18 through December 18, 2021.
Both publication and exhibition featured over thirty years of Abeles' artistic investigation related to the environmental impact caused by airborne detritus. It examines a range of scientific data collected by the artist and its unexpected visual presentation that prompts the viewer to reconsider the air we breathe.