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“Creating and Collecting"

September 19 – November 18, 2016

Opening Reception: Oct 7, 5-7pm

Creating and Collecting consists of artwork created by faculty in the Department of Art and Art History and acquisitions purchased by art history faculty and the de Saisset museum staff. This show features the works of Kathy Aoki, Amir Attia, Renee Billingslea, Ryan Carrington, Kelly Detweiler, Julie Hughes, Pancho Jiménez, Takeshi Moro, Ryan Reynolds and various acquisition artists.

Amer Kobaslija

March 8 – 15, 2017

Artist Lecture & Opening Reception: Thursday, March 9, 5pm

Born in Bosnia but currently lives in New York City, Amer has had solo exhibitions in Paris, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, and New Orleans. He is represented by George Adams Gallery in New York, where he has had seven solo shows over the preceding decade. Amer likes painting interiors. Some painters paint themselves as they age, he likes to paint aerial views of his studios. He also painted a series of works created in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Kessennuma, Japan. Amer captures complexity and documents chaotic scenes in his painting.

Celebrating the Legacy of David Park Curated Exhibition

April 3 – 28, 2017

Panel Discussion & Opening Reception: Saturday, April 15, 4pm

Celebrating the Legacy of David Park will be a two-park exhibition honoring the spirit, influence and artistic legacy of painter David Park (1911-1960). Park, who returned to painting the human figure in an era when abstraction was dominant, was known for paintings that celebrate human dignity and decency. This exhibition is not intended to showcase paintings that simply resemble Park’s works, but rather to honor his legacy of artistic honesty, strong work ethic, and commitment to the figure. This juried show is funded on behalf of the Sam Francis Foundation. Photo image credit: David Park, 'Untitled', 1960, gouache on paper, 13.25 x 13.5 inches