“Veronica” 09/24/09 reception & Open call to text Artists @ Pitzer College

So while at the In Love With Night exhibition curator Ciara Ennis gave me the scoop on her upcoming group exhibition titled Veronica at Pitzer Art Gallery, Pitzer College.  Does she sleep?   For full detailed info regarding gallery hours and directions just click on the link above.

Here is the low-down for another brilliant exhibition and open call to text artists:

Rheim Alkadhi, Mathilde ter Heijne, Nadine Hottenrott, Karen Lofgren, Shana Lutker, Jeni Spota, Carrie Yury and Joy Whalen

Nichols Gallery, Pitzer Art Galleries

September 24 — December 11, 2009

Opening Reception: September 24th, 5 — 8 PM 2009

Veronica draws together an all-woman cast of artists from the United States, Germany and The Netherlands whose works involve an examination of their cultural guideposts. Inspired by the myth of Saint Veronica—who mopped Jesus’s brow on the road to Golgotha resulting in an imprint of his face on her veil––the artists attempt to cleanse and update existing stereotypes and the icons that support them. Like Veronica, who committed a brave and selfless act, these artists have created courageous works that tackle gender, politics, religion and identity issues while freely indulging in the familiar tropes and rituals of ancient myth and magic. The result is a collection of visually compelling works that beguile with formal invention and persuade with thematic wit.

Emerging Artist Series #3

Nuttaphol Ma

This Land is Your Land

Lenzner Family Art Gallery, Pitzer Art Galleries

September 24 – November 20, 2009

Opening Reception: September 24th, 5 — 8 PM 2009

In the third installment of Pitzer’s Emerging Artist Series, Thai-born, Los Angeles based artist Nuttaphol Ma combines references to Manzanar—an abandoned Japanese relocation camp at the base of California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range—with Woody Guthrie's missing lyrics from "This Land Is Your Land." Ma’s site-specific installation explores issues of displacement, migration and survival and asks whether "This Land Is Your Land" is still relevant to today’s new immigrants.

This Land is Your Land is co-organized with the 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica.

Launch: Writ Large

Open call for Text Artists

Pitzer Art Galleries announce the launch of Writ large a new exhibition project site for text work. Writ Large invites artists working with text to produce a temporary site-specific work for the curved wall of an interior staircase connecting the first and second floors of the Nichols Gallery. The wall is viewable from the main and balcony galleries yet occupies a distinct space all its own. Measuring 15 feet high by 10 feet wide the work will remain on view for 4 months. Each project will have its own announcement card, be celebrated by a reception for the artist(s), and will be featured on Pitzer Art Galleries website.

Information about submitting work:

Open call for text artists

Pitzer Art Galleries announce the launch of Writ Large a new exhibition project site for text work. Writ Largeinvites artists working with text to produce a temporary site-specific work for the curved wall of an interior staircase connecting the first and second floors of the Nichols Gallery. The wall is viewable from the main and balcony galleries yet occupies a distinct space all its own. Measuring 15 feet high by 10 feet wide the work will remain on view for 4 months. Each project will have its own announcement card, be celebrated by a reception for the artist(s), and will be featured on Pitzer Art Galleries website.

Project Specifications
There are no thematic or subject restraints. The individual letterforms should be no larger than 6 inches high and a maximum of 400 characters. The text should be designed with one color in mind. The Illustrator file with all fonts embedded should be sent to art_galleries@pitzer.edu. All work will be installed by Pitzer Art Galleries staff.

Yes, that's right. The exhibition will feature one of my favorite local artists Carrie Yury!!

So get those text entries rolling and hope you can make it out for the show- you can even pick-up a catalogue while you are there.

Thanks,
Joanna

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One Response to ““Veronica” 09/24/09 reception & Open call to text Artists @ Pitzer College”
  1. Joe says:

    The link to Pitzer Galleries is broken it’s actually
    http://www.pitzer.edu/offices/galleries/exhibitions-upcoming.asp

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