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February 21, 2014 Pitzer College Art Galleries exhibition Andrea Bowers: #sweetjane, co-organized with Pomona College Museum of Art
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February 18, 2014 Pitzer College Art Galleries exhibition Andrea Bowers: #sweetjane, co-organized with Pomona College Museum of Art
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February 7, 2014 Pitzer College Art Galleries exhibition Andrea Bowers: #sweetjane, co-organized with Pomona College Museum of Art
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February 7, 2014 Pitzer College Art Galleries Exhibition Arthur Dubinksy: The Life and Times of Pitzer College
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February 6, 2014 Pitzer College Art Galleries exhibition Andrea Bowers: #sweetjane, co-organized with Pomona College Museum of Art
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January 24, 2014 Pitzer College Art Galleries exhibition Andrea Bowers: #sweetjane, co-organized with Pomona College Museum of Art
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January 21, 2014 Pitzer College Art Galleries exhibition Andrea Bowers: #sweetjane, co-organized with Pomona College Museum of Art
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January, 2014 Pitzer College Art Galleries exhibition Andrea Bowers: #sweetjane, co-organized with Pomona College Museum of Art
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September, 2013 Pitzer Art Galleries exhibition GLPYHS: Acts of Inscription
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March, 2013 Pitzer Art Galleries exhibition Joyce Campbell: Te Taniwha/Crown Coach
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March, 2013 Pitzer Art Galleries exhibition Joyce Campbell: Te Taniwha/Crown Coach
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February 07, 2013 Pitzer Galleries exhibition Martha Wilson
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Nov/Dec 2012 Pitzer Art Galleries exhibition In the Shadow of Numbers: Charles Gaines Selected Works from 1975-2012, co-organized with Pomona College Museum of Art
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October 2012 Pitzer Art Galleries exhibition In the Shadow of Numbers: Charles Gaines Selected Works from 1975-2012, co-organized with Pomona College Museum of Art
Notes on Looking

October 2012 Pitzer Art Galleries exhibition Joyce Capbell: Te Taniwha/Crown Coach
Notes on Looking

June/July 2012 Pitzer Art Galleries exhibition Liz Glynn: No Second Troy
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April 2012 Pitzer Art Galleries exhibition Liz Glynn: No Second Troy
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February 2012 Pitzer Art Galleries exhibition Matthew R. Ohm: Vanitas
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February 2012 Pitzer Art Galleries exhibition Liz Glynn: No Second Troy
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January 14, 2012 Pitzer Art Galleries exhibition Liz Glynn: No Second Troy
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November/December, 2011 Pitzer Art Galleries exhibition Synthetic Ritual
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November/December, 2011 Pitzer Art Galleries Perpitube: Repurposing Social Media Spaces
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October 20, 2011 Pitzer Art Galleries Synthetic Ritual
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September 27, 2011 Pitzer Art Galleries exhibition Synthetic Ritual
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September 09, 2011 Pitzer Art Galleries exhibition Synthetic Ritual
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July 17, 2011 Pitzer Art Galleries Perpitube: Repurposing Social Media Spaces
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July 7, 2011 Pitzer Art Galleries Perpitube: Repurposing Social Media Spaces
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April 8, 2011 Pitzer Art Galleries exhibition Kimball 1901-
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March 23, 2011 Pitzer Art Galleries' Worker
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March 02, 2011 Pitzer Art Galleries' Worker
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February 21, 2011 Pitzer Art Galleries' KIMBALL 1901-
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February 15, 2011 Pitzer Art Galleries exhibition Worker
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November 02, 2010 Pitzer Galleries "Bas Jan Ader: Suspended Between Laughter and Tears"
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October 07, 2010 Pitzer Galleries' "Bas Jan Ader: Suspended Between Laughter and Tears"
Inland Empire Weekly

March 04, 2010 Pitzer Galleries' "Localization, Location, Ubicación"
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February 11, 2010 Pitzer Galleries' "Capitalism in Question"
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• October 2009 Pitzer Galleries' "This Land is Your Land"
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• October 2009 Pitzer Galleries' Veronica
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• 09.30.09 Nuttaphol Ma's "This Land is Your Land"
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• August 2009 Karen Lofgren's Gold Flood
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• 08.13.09 Pitzer Galleries exhibition "Babel: the Chaos of Melancholy"
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• 07.30.2009 Pitzer Galleries' Artist-in-Resident, Karen Logren, and exhibition "Gold Flood"
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• 07.16.2009 Pitzer Galleries exhibition "Babel: the Chaos of Melancholy"
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• 07.07.2009 Pitzer Gallery installation, "Babel: The Chaos of Melancholy," on KPCC 89.3
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• 05.02.2009 Life experiences give Marks a creative edge
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• 03.05.2009 Delivering Ransom: An interview with Pitzer's Emerging Artist-in-Residence, William Ransom
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• 01.31.2009 Natural Art. Lenzner Family Gallery hosts exhibition by Pitzer College's first artist-in-residence
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"CAPITALISM IN QUESTION (because it is)."

GUEST JUROR: Daniel Joseph Martinez

January 28 – March 19, 2010

Opening Reception: January 28, 2010, 5-8 PM, Nichols Gallery

Panel Discussion with the Artists and Daniel Joseph Martinez:
February 9, 2010, 4:15 PM, Broad Performance Space, Broad Center

Daniel Joseph Martinez

Daniel Joseph Martinez (b. 1957) is an internationally exhibiting artist who grew up in Los Angeles. For over thirty years, he has divined sociopolitical fault lines in the American psyche and carefully placed conceptual and perceptual explosives into them. This volume, with essays by Michael Brenson, Hakim Bey, David Levi Strauss, Gilbert Vicario, Lauri Firstenberg, Arthur C. Danto, Linda Norden, and Rachel Leah Baum, chronicles selected works from 1978 to 2008, concentrating on the work of the past sixteen years—from his controversial intervention in the 1993 Whitney Biennial to his Divine Violence piece in the 2008 Whitney Biennial, and including his contributions to the San Juan Triennial in 2004, the Cairo Biennale in 2006, and the Moscow Biennial in 2007. A variety of further installations, text works, paintings, photographs, sculptures, animatronics, and videos complete the catalogue.

A Life of disobedience by Daniel Joseph Martinez

A Life of disobedience
by Daniel Joseph Martinez

Martinez is a Professor of Theory, Practice, and Mediation of Contemporary Art at the University of California, Irvine, where he teaches in the Graduate Studies Program and the New Genres Department.

Daniel Joseph Martinez: A Life of Disobedience, is published by Hatje Cantz, Germany.

EXHIBITION: "CAPITALISM IN QUESTION (because it is)."

Juried by Daniel Joseph Martinez

Artists: Ian Arenas, Matthew Brandt, James Melinat, Gabie Strong, Kara Tanaka, Grant Vetter

Co-curated by Daniel Joseph Martinez & Ciara Ennis

The rampant capitalism of the last decade, and its recent catastrophic crisis, has left us in a peculiar and unfamiliar space. Capitalist economic ideology and practices are suddenly under renewed scrutiny. "Capitalism in Question (because it is)" explores our current economic predicament and range of alternatives scenarios.

Co-organized by Pitzer Art Galleries and The Center for Social Inquiry at Pitzer College.

 

Ian Arenas
Golden Age (2005-2009)
Mixed media installation
Dimensions variable

Ian Arenas

Ian Arenas received his MFA in 2008 from California Institute of the Arts. His solo exhibitions include Negating Has a Long Life but No Future (2009) and Golden Age (2006) at D300 Gallery in Valencia, CA. He has exhibited in numerous group exhibitions including Capitalism in Question (because it is) at the Nichols Gallery at Pitzer College in Claremont, CA (2010), The Holographic Principle: A Screening of Video Works Not Normally Screened at Sea and Space Explorations (2009), LA Wonderground: Recently from Los Angeles at the Maniac Gallery (2008), We Want A New Object at the Acuna-Hansen Gallery (2008) and Salty Dog Bites the Hand at the Angels Gate Cultural Center (2008). Arenas received a Merit Scholarship from the California Institute of the Arts (2006 and 2007) and was the alternate for the Windgate Fellowship at the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design (2006). He lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

Matthew Brandt
Metal Capsules, A short story about alchemy (Part II), (2008)
Lightjet print mounted on gold anodized aluminum frame
31 x 41 x 2 inches

Matthew Brandt

Matthew Brandt received his MFA from the University of California Los Angeles in 2008. His exhibited solo in Chocolate, bees, dust, sperm and sprinkles at the Cardwell Jimmerson Gallery (2009). He exhibited in many group exhibitions including Torrance Juried Art Exhibition at the Torrance Art Museum, Some Young LA Artists at the Cardwell Jimmerson Gallery (2008), The Most Curatorial Biennial of the Universe at Apexart (2007) and at the Schombury Gallery (2001). He lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

James Melinat
(A Death Marked By Elegance), 2009
graphite on paper
12.5 x 12.5 x 2.5 inches

James Melinat

California-born James Melinat received his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2007. He exhibited solo in the exhibition Gravity and Grace (a sum of all my hopes and fears) at D301 Gallery (2006). He has exhibited in numerous group exhibitions including Capitalism in Question (because it is) at Nichols Gallery at Pitzer College (2010), Small (though your heart is breaking) at Gallery 1927 (2009), The Between is Tainted with Strangeness: Superheroes, Zombies and Masked Wrestlers at Farmlab Public Salon (2008), Goodbuy: Cruel World at Space 47 (2008), Mini Mini Max: Festival Internacional de Video at Apetite Gallery (2007) and For Ever at 915 Mateo (2007). Melinat received awards and honors including an Artist's Fellowship from the Skowhegen School of Sculpture and Painting (2007); a Dean's Fund Scholarship from the California Institute of the Arts (2007) and a Merit Scholarship from the California Institute of the Arts (2006). He lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

Gabie Strong
Datum (2008)
16 Light Jet photographs, mounted to Dibond, framed.
Each 15 x 18 inches; Overall dimensions approximately
32 x 160 inches

Gabie Strong

Gabie Strong, born in Denver, Colorado, received her MFA in 2008 from the University of California Irvine and her Masters of Architecture from Southern California Institute of Architecture in 2006. She has participated in numerous exhibitions including Welcome to the Neighborhood at the Tight Space Gallery (2009), Art Swap Meet at High Desert Test Sites, 2008 California Biennial, (2008), 88 Boadrum at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2008); Wreckers, Records, Redeemers at LA Art (2008) and Summer Guests Show at the Acuna-Hansen Gallery (2008). Strong has received numerous awards including the Student Researcher Award in Photography from University of California Irvine (2008), the Graduate Student Research and Travel Grant (2008) and the Graduate Teaching Assistant Fellowship (2008). She currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

Kara Tanaka
Space Pearl: Exodus 2025, 2009
Acrylic ink on paper
30 x 22 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Simon Preston Gallery, NY

Kara Tanaka

A California native, Kara Tanaka received her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2008. Her solo exhibitions include A Sad Bit of Fruit, Pickled in the Vineyard of Grief at Collezione Maramotti, (2010) and Simon Preston Gallery (2009), Migrating Body & Generative Power at CAA (2008) Pining Wind at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center (2008) and Dissolver at LA Art (2008). She has participated in many group exhibitions including the 2008 California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art (2008); November, Again at the Harris Lieberman Gallery (2008) and Fat Head Balloon Self-Portrait, Exercising for Exorcising (Mein Doppelganger and My Lights (Kokopelli) at Simon Preston (2008). Tanaka's honors and awards include the California Biennial Residency from the Orange County Museum of Art (2008) and the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship from the U. S. Department of Education. Kara Tanaka resides and works in Los Angeles, California.

Grant Vetter
Collateral 2 (2008)
60.5 x 144 inches
Oil on canvas over panel

Grant Vetter

Grant Vetter is a newly emerging artist. He earned his BFA from Art Center College of Design and will receive his MFA in 2009 from the University of California Irvine. He has shown in numerous exhibitions including MFA 2 at UAG Gallery (2008) ACUTE 2: Small Works from 22 Los Angeles Artists at Room Gallery (2008), Catalyst Retrospective at the Catalyst Gallery (2007); Wonderoom at Catalyst Gallery (2007) and JSA (Jim Shaw's Army) at Rental Gallery (2006). Vetter received an Orange Country Arts Grant for Drawing, Painting and Printmaking (2007) and a Bradford Hall Arts Scholarship (2005). He lives and works in Irvine, California.

Panel Discussion with the Artists and Daniel Joseph Martinez

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 4:15PM
Broad Performance Space, Broad Center, Pitzer College

Panel discussion on the exhibition CAPITALISM IN QUESTION (Because It Is), featuring exhibition juror and co-curator, Daniel Joseph Martinez (Professor of Studio Art, UC Irvine) and the artists in the exhibition: Ian Arenas, Matthew Brandt, James Melinat, Gabie Strong, Kara Tanaka, and Grant Vetter.

The panel will be chaired and moderated by Bill Anthes (Associate Professor of Art History, Pitzer College).

 

Emerging Artist Series #4

Carla Herrera-Prats

Lenzner Family Art Gallery, Pitzer Art Galleries

January 28 – March 19, 2010

Opening Reception: January 28, 2010, 5-8 PM, Nichols Gallery and Lenzer Family Art Gallery

Localization, Location, Ubicación

In the fourth installment of Pitzer's Emerging Artist Series, Carla Herrera-Prats will transform the Lenzner Family Art Gallery into a collection center holding all the materials—correspondence, agreements, rejection letters and pictures—accumulated in the production of her book Localization, Location, Ubicación.

In his 1922 book The Gift, Marcel Mauss analyzes different models of a gift economy that can be seen as a form of resistance to an expanding market economy. Mauss describes how the exchange of objects between groups builds relationships among them. Giving a gift triggers an inherent obligation on the part of the receiver to reciprocate the gift. The resulting series of exchanges between groups hence provides one of the earliest forms of social solidarity.

Localization, Location, Ubicación departs from this notion of solidarity, working with Mauss's analysis in the context of a regulated system of gift-giving common to us. Carla Herrera-Prats's project consists of making and donating a gift––in the form of a book–– to a host of libraries, institutions and research centers that deal with questions of immigration, labor, collaboration and art in Canada, the United States and Mexico. This gift functions as a bridge linking the participating institutions together and examines the way knowledge production and art are formed, disseminated and organized. As a "true gift," the book requires the reciprocity and participation of its receivers to exist. The book itself consists of photographs and descriptions—provided by the participating libraries—of the shelves where Herrera-Prats's book is to reside once it is printed. Once accepted, the book is put into the libraries' circulation and distribution system and listed in various subject categories, including art.