February 13 - March 22, 2018
New work by Michigan-based artist Brian Spolans, on display Feb 13 to Mar 22. A public reception for this exhibition is on Tuesday, Feb 13 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. The Hills are Alive features drawing, painting, printmaking, and wall-based sculpture that pushes the boundaries between two- and three-dimensionality, and transports the viewer into a fictional world of animated and surreal characters and landscapes. The artist Brian Spolans combines a variety of two and three-dimensional media to create hallucinogenic scenarios of grimacing mountains, sci-fi dwellings, melting and gesticulating blobs, and multitudes of tiny figures performing mysterious tasks within these peculiar worlds.
November 27, 2017 - February 1, 2018
The Art Department’s 2017 Faculty & Staff Exhibition features work by Cynthia Hooper, Dave Zdrazil, Emily Silver, Erica Botkin, Hannah Meredith, Mina Cohen, Natalia Margulis, Ruth Jensen, Ben Funke, Mary Mallahan, Shannon Sullivan, Tova Lund and Willa Briggs. Work shown includes paintings, sculptures, mixed media, digital media, watercolor, ceramic, photography, and video. The public reception for the artists is on Tuesday, Nov. 28 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
October 9 - November 9, 2017
College of the Redwoods presents the traveling exhibition, In You We Trust, a collaborative project between Dallas, TX based artists Jen Rose and Marian Lefeld. This project aims to bring awareness to the epidemic of sex trafficking in the United States and the exhibit will feature a series of enlarged ceramic coins crafted and displayed to represent the practice of using humans as currency. The artists will be on campus on Monday, Oct 9 from 11-6 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct 10 from 11-4 p.m. offering space and materials in the gallery for community members to participate in the project by pressing a ceramic coin. On Monday, Oct 9, Rose and Lefeld will give a lecture in the Creative Arts Building, Room 136 from 3-4 p.m. discussing In You We Trust and other advocacy driven art projects. An opening reception for the exhibition will follow from 4-6 p.m. in the Creative Arts Gallery. These events are free and the public is welcome to attend.
September 5 - 28, 2017
Cabin by Sacramento area artist, Brad Starkey-Owens, features an immersive multi-faceted installation which blends perceptions of the outdoor world, interior space, and digital media. An artist lecture will be held on Tuesday, September 5 from 1:00 to 2:30 followed by a public reception from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Creative Arts Building.
Using wood and plastic in combination with digital media, Starkey-Owens’s Cabin creates the illusion of a large life-sized shelter, typically seen outdoors, fully encapsulated within an interior space. The rustic and weathered exterior of Cabin leads viewers to an expansive interior digital experience which examines and challenges the intersection of technology with the natural outdoor world.
April 10 - May 4, 2017
On exhibit from April 10 to May 4, with a public reception and awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 11 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Each spring semester, this culminating exhibition features outstanding examples of student work in ceramics, photography, jewelry and small metals, sculpture, painting, and drawing, and also affords the campus and local community an opportunity to view and purchase artwork by some of our area's most promising emerging artists.
The jurors for this year’s exhibition are Hirsch Perlman, Professor of Sculpture at the University of California, Los Angeles and Sarah Whorf, Professor of Printmaking at Humboldt State University. The CR Art Department will be hosting an artist lecture by Professor Whorf on Monday, April 10 at 3:00 p.m. in the Creative Arts Building, Room 139.