April 15, 2021


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Cal Point out Fullerton’s Begovich Gallery hosts visible arts lectures in 2021

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Cal Point out Fullerton’s Begovich Gallery’s visual arts lecture series for spring 2021 kicks off on Friday afternoon with visible artist Mark Steven Greenfield.

The series, open up to the general public, is intended to introduce pupils and the group to a variety of artists, educators and filmmakers. The gallery structured the lectures in partnership with college customers in the visible arts office.

Jennifer Frias, director and curator of the Begovich Gallery, mentioned by means of electronic mail, “We preferred to invite a selection of innovative interdisciplinary practitioners whose work fosters better comprehension of up to date artwork touching on topics from studio process … to tactics that respond to recent social concerns.”

Greenfield’s perform, for example, is worried with the African American expertise and usually critiques an American society that he said is even now grappling with the implications of slavery and racial injustice.

His get the job done relating to the record of blackface and minstrelsy was offered in a 2014 retrospective at the California African American Museum. His most new function, proven at the William Turner Gallery in Santa Monica in 2020, targeted on depictions of the Black Madonna, the Virgin Mary icon with dim pores and skin that began showing in the 13th and 14th generations during Europe.

“I was taking individuals classical paintings by Bellini and Raphael and Da Vinci, and I was Black-ifying them,” reported the artist previous yr to the Los Angeles Occasions. “When I was getting art history as an undergrad, we utilised to have to dissect these functions, but this was liberating since I could just engage in with it.”

“Candyman,” 2016, by Leonard Suryajaya, aspect of a lecture sequence presented by Cal Point out Fullerton.

(Courtesy of CSUF)

The subsequent lecture on March 15 characteristics Leonard Suryajaya, a CSU Fullerton alumnus. Suryajaya was one particular of the artists in the completely on line 2020 exhibition “Within World Isolation: Asian Artists in The usa.” The display responded to the uptick in racially inspired incidents towards folks of Asian descent reportedly introduced on by the coronavirus pandemic.

In “Candyman,” Suryajaya usually takes a photograph of a family members in a one area carrying deal with masks. The photograph was taken in 2016 during Zika virus outbreaks.

“At the time when I produced the photograph, the experience masks did not do everything to secure you versus the mosquitos that have the Zika virus,” Suryajaya explained in the job interview accompanying the show. “However, it visually signifies a heightened and alarmed point out. It also signifies the commonness amongst my Asian loved ones in donning masks. It is a product of protection and comfort and ease when they go out or when they decide on to. You can phone it a style assertion.”

Artists Angela Washko, Miwa Matreyek, Pascual Sisto, Valerie Inexperienced and Sandy Rodriguez are scheduled as guest speakers all over March and April. The 2021 plan and Zoom one-way links are available on the internet with no registration demanded.

Final year’s lectures, which have been also held on line, showcased William Carmago and Paul Mpagi Sepuya with about 160 attendees.

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