Highlights from the CSUF Faculty show

The 2015 faculty exhibition opened tonight at Cal State Fullerton’s Begovich Gallery (a chance, perhaps, for students to grade the teachers). Fine artists in the show include Julie Orser, Joe Biel and Joe Forkan. Rebecca Campbell fills an oven with classic paperback literature in Liebe Mütti (courtesy of LA Louver), presumably to be cooked until done at 451° Fahrenheit. Jim Jenkins supplies a kinetic sculpture consisting of school chairs, dunce cap, globe and paper airplane entitled I Ain’t Much for Book Learnin’ and John Leighton holds the floor with his evocative sculpture Burden.

The faculty show runs April 11 through May 16. Pictures from the opening are below.

Japanese-born Nobu Nishigawara’s clay portrait of Barack Obama, entitled My American dream Is To Fit-in, 2013 clay, metal coating, gold leaf

Japanese-born Nobu Nishigawara’s clay portrait of Barack Obama, entitled My American dream Is To Fit-in, 2013
clay, metal coating, gold leaf

John Leighton's Burden, with acrylic paintings by Kyung Sun Cho

John Leighton’s Burden, 2014, with acrylic paintings by Kyung Sun Cho

John Leighton Burden, 2014, cast glass and wood

John Leighton’s Burden, 2014, cast glass and wood

Elizabeth Holster Artist’s Book 1, Physiognomy, 2014 wood covers, mica pages with paper

Elizabeth Holster, Artist’s Book 1, Physiognomy, 2014, wood covers, mica pages with paper

Lawrence Yun Summer Garden (detail), 2012 watercolor on paper

Lawrence Yun, Summer Garden (detail), 2012, watercolor on paper

Joe Forkan, The Incredulity of Saint Thomas (after Caravaggio), 2014, from The Lebowski Cycle, oil on linen

Joe Forkan, The Incredulity of Saint Thomas(after Caravaggio), 2014
from The Lebowski Cycle, oil on linen

sterling silver brooches by Christina Y. Smith, 2015

sterling silver brooches by Christina Y. Smith, 2015

Coincident with the faculty show, graduating students James Doyle, Marta Peña, Pamela Rush and Phoebe Yuan exhibited their immersive installation “Getting to Know You” in the adjacent gallery. In a dimly-lit young woman’s bedroom we witness details of a private life, both intimate and mundane, posted on the walls in Helvetica type. These data points are connected by an interlocking diagram of multicolored lines as the piece explores issues of privacy versus social networking in a young person’s life. “Getting to Know You,” in the Marilyn and Cline Duff Gallery, was on view April 6 through April 11.

Getting To Know You

Getting To Know You

 installation by James Doyle, Marta Peña, Pamela Rush and Phoebe Yuan

installation by James Doyle, Marta Peña, Pamela Rush and Phoebe Yuan

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