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Imagination and Crisis

August 30 - October 14, 2021

  • 26 August 2021
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Imagination and Crisis

College of the Redwoods presents Imagination and Crisis: New Paintings by Bryce Speed, an exhibition of environmentally themed abstract paintings by Alabama-based artist Bryce Speed. In conjunction with the exhibition, a Zoom gallery walk-through and live Q&A by the artist will take place on Monday, August 30 from 6:00 - 7:30pm Pacific Time. Visit this link to register for this free public event.

In describing the paintings and large-scale wall works in this exhibition, the artist Bryce Speed asserts that the natural world provides many visual analogies for the great depth and mysteries of the human mind. His paintings metaphorically illustrate the fluid topographies, discontinuous scales, and subjective color relationships of the evolving self in relationship to a changing climate. In particular, his imagery references our planet’s increasingly stressed and provisional water systems. The artist also embraces the possibility that painting can connect form and idea via a visual language unique to the medium.

CR presents Imagination and Crisis: New Paintings by Bryce Speed

On-campus exhibition, August 30 to October 14, 2021

  • 17 August 2021
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CR presents Imagination and Crisis: New Paintings by Bryce Speed

2021 Juried Student Exhibition

April 13 - May 13, 2021

  • 6 April 2021
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2021 Juried Student Exhibition

College of the Redwoods presents the 2021 Juried Student Exhibition opening on April 13. The virtual reception and awards ceremony was on April 13, 3:00 pm. This online exhibition of student work features outstanding examples of recent student work made in CR classes spanning multiple mediums including drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, and more. View image gallery.

2021 Faculty Exhibition

February 23 - March 25, 2021

  • 15 December 2020
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2021 Faculty Exhibition

The College of the Redwoods Art Gallery presents the Art Department 2021 Faculty Exhibition, opening online February 23 and featuring work by Natalia Margulis, Shannon Sullivan, Tova Lund, Benjamin Funke, Lindsay Lacewell Kessner, Gary Christensen, and David Wilson. View image gallery.

The 2021 Faculty Exhibition allows viewers to virtually explore images of paintings, sculptures, ceramic, jewelry and photography, reflecting the diverse ideas and media that CR art faculty use within their individual studio practices. The artists present a range of visuals from luminous photography, intricately subtle sculptures, to boldly abstracted forms. This exhibit offers the opportunity to connect and learn from practicing professionals and demonstrates how these instructors integrate their artistic inquiries into their courses. The work exhibited exemplifies the skills and commitment required for relevant and rigorous contemporary art-making, particularly given the challenges of the ongoing pandemic.

Trouble Under the Big Trees

October 16 - November 13, 2020

  • 5 October 2020
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Trouble Under the Big Trees

College of the Redwoods presents Trouble Under the Big Trees, a virtual exhibition of environmentally themed paintings by Northern California artist Linda MacDonald. View image gallery. In conjunction with this online exhibition, a Zoom presentation and discussion of the artist’s work with CR Art Professor Cynthia Hooper took place on Wednesday October 21, 6:00 - 7:30pm, Pacific Time. Watch artist discussion on YouTube.

Trouble Under the Big Trees is an exhibition of paintings that feature innovative depictions of coastal northern California’s iconic redwood trees. With richly descriptive paintings, the artist Linda MacDonald meticulously examines the perceptual characteristics of these magnificent and monolithic forms. The paintings document the material evidence of these trees’ life histories inscribed in their bark: the marring, charring, and subtle disfigurement borne of their obdurate age. MacDonald’s paintings are both highly abstracted and precisely realistic—visually varied and colorful testaments to Sequoia sempervirens’resilience in the face of more than a century of logging and habitat destruction. MacDonald’s visual analysis is also a testament to these trees’ admirable resistance to the destructive effects of climate-driven wildfires, which increasingly menace their historically cool coastal environments.

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