Pomona College Museum of Art

    Anonymous demanding justice for a teen raped by members of the high school football team, Steubenville, OH, 2013. Photo: Andrea Bowers
  • #sweetjane

    ONE EXHIBITION IN TWO PARTS
    Pitzer College Art Galleries
    January 21-March 28, 2014

    Pomona College Museum of Art
    January 21-April 13, 2014

    The exhibition “#sweetjane” includes new work by Los Angeles-based artist Andrea Bowers that examines the notorious Steubenville, Ohio, high school rape case. In addition to a new series of drawings, “#sweetjane” comprises a video based on Bowers’s three trips to Steubenville that documents the protest surrounding the trial and activities of “hacktivist” group Anonymous. Her return to Ohio to document the Steubenville case is a form of personal mapping of thirty years of violence against women.

    The exhibition unfolds over two campuses and is the second collaborative project between the Pomona College Museum of Art and the Pitzer College Art Galleries.

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    OPENING RECEPTIONS
    Saturday, January 25, 5-6 pm
    Nichols Gallery, Pitzer College Art Galleries

    Saturday, January 25, 6-7 pm
    Pomona College Museum of Art

    LECTURE: MARIA ELENA BUSZEK
    Wednesday, March 12, 4:15 pm
    George C.S. Benson Auditorium, Pitzer College. Reception to follow at the Nichols Gallery, Pitzer College Art Galleries.

    Maria Elena Buszek is an associate professor of art history at the University of Colorado, Denver, and the Bowers catalogue essayist.

     



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    Charles Gaines in collaboration with Hoyun Son; Black Ghost Blues Redux (2008); Single-channel video; Courtesy of the artist and Susanne Vielmetter, Los Angeles Projects
  • In the Shadow of Numbers

    In the Shadow of Numbers: Charles Gaines Selected Works from 1975-2012

    September 4 – October 21, 2012
    Lenzner Family Art Gallery

    The Pomona College Museum of Art and Pitzer Art Galleries, Pitzer College are pleased to present In the Shadow of Numbers: Charles Gaines Selected Works from 1975-2012. Based in Los Angeles, Gaines investigates the relationships between aesthetic experience, political beliefs, and the formation of meaning. His work over the last forty years has typically employed systems and rule-based procedures to explore how we experience and derive meaning from art. Gaines is often linked with early Conceptual artists who came to prominence in the 1960s questioning subjectivity and traditional formal and material concerns. However, he identifies more closely with John Cage’s examinations of indeterminacy in both composition and performance and focuses on linguistic tools such as metaphors and metonyms.

    In the Shadow of Numbers: Charles Gaines Selected Works from 1975-2012 represents the first collaboration between the Pomona College Museum of Art and Pitzer College Art Galleries. The exhibition consists of photographs, sculptures, video, and drawings from several bodies of Gaines’s work over the last several decades, including the “Explosions,” “History of Stars,” “NIGHT/CRIMES,” “Shadows,” and “Walnut Tree Orchard” series, among others, presented at the two Claremont College venues. A catalogue accompanies the exhibition and includes writings by the artist, Michael Ned Holte, Ciara Ennis, and Rebecca McGrew.

    Related Events

    Opening reception: Saturday, September 15, 4-6 p.m.
    Pomona College Museum of Art

    Performance: Thursday, September 20 at 7 p.m.
    Pomona College Museum of Art
    The Lone Wolf Recital Corp featuring Charles Gaines will present an evening of electronic, digital, and acoustical sound.

    Artist lecture: Tuesday, October 16 at 2:45 p.m.
    George C.S. Benson Auditorium, Pitzer College



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