Thursday, February 25, 2010

Anthony Discenza Lecture 3/03

Anthony Discenza
3/03/10 - 7:30 PM
Danforth Lecture Hall

Anthony Discenza has a graduate degree in Film and Video from California College of Art and an undergraduate degree in Studio Art from Wesleyan University. His work is directed by a preoccupation with interrupting the flow of information in various formats, primarily in video, but also other media such as computer generated sound, text, and imagery. Discenza’s video works have been screened widely nationally and internationally, including at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Australian Center for the Moving Image, the Whitney Museum of American Art—and most recently at the Getty Center and the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive. His work has garnered critical attention in Artforum, Artweek, and ArtReview, among other publications.He lives and works in Oakland, California.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Phil Ross February 19th

Phil Ross
February 19, 2010, 7:30pm

Phil Ross received his MFA from Stanford and his BFA from SFAI and is
currently a Professor of Sculpture at the University of San Francisco. His
creative work resides in the space between art, technology, education, and
the history and philosophies of science. Ross has grown and designed
biotechnological structures that are at once highly crafted and naturally
formed, skillfully manipulated and sloppily organic.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Robert Irwin 2/11 7:30 pm

Robert Irwin February 11, 2010, 7:30 pm Littlefield Concert Hall

Robert Irwin has been one of the pivotal artists in American Art for more than 46 years both as a practitioner, a theoretician, and a teacher. Irwin began his career as an abstract expressionist; however, by the late 1960s he had moved away from painting to become one of the creators of the art of light and space, using ephemeral materials such as scrim, lighting and orientation to alter and heighten the viewers' perception of the space in which they encountered his work. Since the early 1980s Irwin has won an international reputation for his "site-generated" works in public spaces, which often make intimate use of site conditions, architecture, natural elements, plantings and topographic features.

Irwin received his art education at Otis Art Institute, Jepsons Art Institute and Chouinards Art Institute (1948-1954). Later, Irwin taught at Chouinards (1957-58), University of California, Los Angeles (1962), and in 1968-69, he developed the graduate program at the University of California, Irvine, working with a number of now successful artists such as Ed Ruscha, Larry Bell, Vija Celmins, Alexis Smith and Chris Burden among others.

Lecture presented by the Correnah W. Wright Endowed Fund