CSUF Nicholas + Lee Begovich Gallery
Fall 2022 

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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 (@begovichgalleryOpens in new window ) for updates.


Image: Proposed new CSUF gallery building. Courtesy CW Driver/HGA.

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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. 

Kori Newkirk
Friday, September 23, 9:00 AM
Location: Visual Arts, Building D, Room #275
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Christina Fernandez
Wednesday, September 28, 1:00 PM
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Weidi Zhang
Tuesday, October 4, 9:00 AM
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Mario Ybarra, Jr.
Wednesday, October 5, 4:00 PM
Location: Recital Hall in Clayes Performing Arts Center (Use the east entrance into the building)
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Phil Chang
Monday, November 14, 2022, 10:00 AM
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Image: Weidi Zhang, Lavin (Still from an Interactive Virtual Reality Experience), 2019. Virtual Reality and Interactive media installation

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Exhibition Dates: February 18 – April 9, 2023
Exhibition Location: MUZEO Museum and Cultural CenterOpens in new window  

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

Ann Phong and Kim Abeles installation views.



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:
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Orange Coast College's Frank M. Doyle Arts PavilionOpens in new window

Kim Abeles: Smog Collectors, 1987-2020 featured in the New York TimesOpens in new window
Ann Phong: Re-Evaluating Normal featured in KCET ArtboundOpens in new window

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Limited copies available. Order your copy on amazon.comOpens in new window , bookshop.orgOpens in new window , and barnesandnoble.comOpens in new window .

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.

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